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What is MOT?

Every car, van and motorcycle over three years old must undergo a test to ensure it is safe to be on the road.

An MOT is designed to keep drivers, passengers and pedestrians of the UK from harm caused by poorly maintained vehicles. This test is repeated annually until the car is either scrapped or declared SORN (Statutory Off Road Notice).

If your car is over three years old, it must have a valid MOT certificate in order to drive on the road legally. Should the police pull you over and find that you are driving a vehicle without a valid MOT, they can seize the car immediately no matter where you are or whether you can make it to your destination. You’ll have to pay a fine and a release charge to cover the costs of keeping your vehicle in a Police Duty Garage.

Make sure you are aware of the MOT test changes that were introduced on the 20th May 2018.

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