Using our tool, you can check the MOT status of any vehicle for free. Just type in the reg number and you can see if your MOT is valid, as well as when your next one is due.
You can use this to remind yourself of when your MOT is due, or to check the status of a used car you’re thinking of buying.
MOT checks explained
MOT inspections are to ensure that your vehicle is roadworthy and meets UK safety and environmental standards.
All vehicles must have an MOT check when it's three years old, and then every year after that. This includes cars, vans and motorbikes, but certain kinds of vehicles are exempt:
- cars and motorbikes made before 1960:
- electric goods vehicles
Driving without a valid MOT is a criminal offence that could land you with a £2,500 fine, three penalty points and a possible driving ban.
If you'd like to find out more information on a vehicle's history, use our vehicle check tool. You can find out how many previous owners the vehicle has had, if it's ever been written off and more.