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MOTs: the rules
Originally called the 'Ministry of Transport' test, it's now just an MOT. Either way, it's a safety and legal must for cars, motorbikes or any other vehicle.
A study of mainstream car models found the Suzuki Splash and Audi TT are most likely to pass their first MOTs, according to motoring website Honest John (May 2012).
Yet switching cars is a bit much, so ensure you know the rules to give your car the best chance of passing - and staying safe - for less.
RULE 1: It's your responsibility
The test information is held on a central database as well as on a paper certificate. It's the owner's
responsibility to ensure their vehicle's certificate is valid, not for authorities to chase.
RULE 2: Know when to go
You need a test when the car's three years old (four years in NI), then annually after that. Timing is crucial, though. Get a test in the month before the current certificate ends and the new one will expire exactly a year from the original's end date (the earliest date you can do this is printed on your test certificate).
But get it tested more than a month before the MOT's due and it'll expire exactly a year later, meaning you lose out. To get a reminder six weeks before your test's due, use our reminder service.
RULE 3: Always book tests in advance if your certificate's run out
If your car's out of certification, you can drive it to the test centre provided the test has been booked.
RULE 4: MOT test costs are limited
Companies can only charge up to the official maximum for an MOT. The maximum test costs are £54.85 for cars or motor caravans and £29.65 for motorbikes.
Our current costs are £45.00 for a car / van and £29.00 for motorcycles. Do keep an eye out for our special offers though.