Can I get a copy of my MOT certificate online?

A new online service allows motorists to get duplicate MOT certificates for their car or van, free of charge. The new service launched this month allows vehicle owners to view and save their MOT certificate as a PDF, and print a copy if they need one.

Can an MOT certificate be backdated?

Yes! An MOT can be carried out at any time. If the vehicle is presented for test within the calendar month prior to the date that the MOT is due, the test certificate will run from the date of the test to one year after the expiry date of the current certificate certificate.

Is it worth keeping old MOT certificates?

You don’t need your old MOT certificate to have a new MOT test conducted. That being said, it’s wise to keep your previous certificates in a safe place so that if you want to sell your car, you can provide a full MOT history.

Are MOT certificates no longer issued?

Are MOT test certificates still issued? Yes, MOT test certificates are still issued by the test centre.

What documents do I need for MOT 2020?

The appointment letter; vehicle registration logbook V5C(NI); current tax disk; vehicle insurance certificate; previous MOT certificate; driving license; proof of address; service history; any current Certificate or Notice of Refusal; the bus fare home.

What documents do I need for MOT 2021?

Before you attend your MOT, it would be helpful to have both your current MOT certificate and V5C Vehicle Registration Document with you. Even if you can’t find either of these, your test centre should be able to find your details on their system.

What happens if you forget to MOT your car?

Driving your vehicle on the road without a valid MOT could invalidate your insurance if you were to have an accident. You could also be risking driving an unsafe vehicle. Equally, any car that fails its MOT will now be classified as ‘dangerous’ until all work is completed and the car is retested.

Do you have to give MOT certificate when selling a car?

An MOT certificate informs a buyer that a vehicle is roadworthy and safe to drive. When selling your car the current valid MOT certificate it was one of the most important documents you will need. If you have saved them, it’s also good practice to provide the seller with all old MOT certificates.

When can you drive without MOT theory?

The simple answer is, no, it’s illegal to drive without an MOT. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you are driving to a pre-booked test at an authorised test centre. If you’re hoping to use this as an excuse and you’re caught on the way to work, be warned.

What can fail an MOT 2020?

The three most common reasons for MOT failures are faults with lights, suspension and brakes.

Can I get an MOT without a logbook?

If you’re taking your car to its first ever MOT, or its first MOT since a change of registration plates, you’ll need to take along your car’s V5C logbook. For all other MOTs, you don’t need to take your logbook.

Where do I go to replace a lost MOT certificate?

Replace a lost or damaged MOT certificate. You can get a replacement MOT certificate online if you’ve lost or damaged the original. This service is free. You’ll need: the vehicle registration (number plate) the 11-digit number from the vehicle log book (V5C)

Can you get a sample of a MOT certificate?

Samples of MOT test certificates that can be given to you when your vehicle passes the test. This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. Request an accessible format.

What happens if my car fails the MOT test?

If the MOT computer system is not working, the MOT tester will fill in a ‘contingency’ certificate. You’ll get a different notice if your vehicle fails its MOT.