Forgotten your MOT
If you have forgotten your MOT here is some important information about what to do to stay legal and avoid any fines.
Who needs an MOT?
Everyone with a vehicle over 3 years needs to have their vehicle inspected and given a MOT certificate of road-worthyness. The MOT lasts 1 year and needs to be booked in for its MOT every year.
How do I check if I have a valid MOT?
The DVLA offer a service where you can check the status of your vehicles MOT.
What happens if I forget my MOT?
Driving your vehicle on the road without a valid MOT can get you an on-the-spot fine of £100 and can invalidate your insurance if you have an accident. You must not drive the vehicle if the MOT has expired.
Help! I forgot my MOT!
If your MOT has expired, you must not drive the vehicle. You should book your vehicle in for its MOT at your local garage and you are legally only allowed to drive a vehicle with an expired MOT when you are driving it to a garage for its MOT inspection. Don't be tempted to drive it to the shops as you could get into trouble.
If you have forgotten your MOT you might also have forgotten to tax your it too! You should check that you have a valid tax disc too!
Create a free email reminder for next year
We offer free MOT email reminders so you will have plenty of time to book your vehicle's MOT.