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You can check the current MOT status of any vehicle online. This might be one that you own already or a second hand vehicle that you are thinking of buying.
The online MOT status check gives you information about:
the date of the last test
mileage on the vehicle at the time of the test
the expiry date of the test
You can compare the online information against the paper certificate to make sure it’s genuine.
To find out details of previous MOT tests on a vehicle you can do an online MOT history check.
You can only look up information online going back to 2005 when the MOT Scheme was computerised.
The MOT history check will give you the following information:
full test details
mileage at the time of each test

i have used this service and is great when you turn up knowing all the old history
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StevenA2000_uk 6 Likes #1
To use this service you will need the vehicle registration mark along with an MOT test number from one of the following:
• VT20 test certificate
• VT30 refusal certificate
or the document reference number from
• V5C registration certificate


You cant just plug in a Reg number and get the details....
Bri8463#2
Thanks for the info :)
xtrem3x 1 Like #3
Awesome!
burstlikeabubble#4
I thought everyone knew about this? Heat added though for those who don't.

If you only have the new keeper supplement part of logbook (green bit) then don't forget to drop the 1st digit of the document reference number (should be 11 digits not 12) otherwise it won't work.
markvirgo#5
Knew about askmid but not this. Thanks :)
insubordinateboy#6
Surely if you own the vehicle and have all the documentation required to fill out the form
you'll know the MOT status anyway.

Cold.
danny-henson#7
insubordinateboy
Surely if you own the vehicle and have all the documentation required to fill out the form
you'll know the MOT status anyway.

Cold.

but what if your buying a vehicle that has little or no paperwork
Dan777banned#8
danny-henson
insubordinateboy
Surely if you own the vehicle and have all the documentation required to fill out the formyou'll know the MOT status anyway.Cold.
but what if your buying a vehicle that has little or no paperwork

then in that case it is absolutely useless as you would have to be there in the middle of buying a car from someone and then having to check there and then to verify both paper and online are the same and of course the history of it.

Voted Cold
insubordinateboy#9
Dan777
danny-henson
insubordinateboy
Surely if you own the vehicle and have all the documentation required to fill out the formyou'll know the MOT status anyway.Cold.
but what if your buying a vehicle that has little or no paperwork


then in that case it is absolutely useless as you would have to be there in the middle of buying a car from someone and then having to check there and then to verify both paper and online are the same and of course the history of it.

Voted Cold


Agreed.

It's about as much use as a one legged man in an @rse kicking competition!
danny-henson 3 Likes #10
insubordinateboy
Dan777
danny-henson
insubordinateboy
Surely if you own the vehicle and have all the documentation required to fill out the formyou'll know the MOT status anyway.Cold.
but what if your buying a vehicle that has little or no paperwork


then in that case it is absolutely useless as you would have to be there in the middle of buying a car from someone and then having to check there and then to verify both paper and online are the same and of course the history of it.

Voted Cold


Agreed.

It's about as much use as a one legged man in an @rse kicking competition!

or just call before you view and ask for the information required like i do before i buy any car
splatsplatsplat 8 Likes #11
i spent best part of an hour to find my mot cert, then i found out my cars too new to have one.
maxmix#12
Cold....

maxmix
lola#13
Thank you, my nephew gave his old car to my daughter and I have been nagging him for ages for the MOT Cert. He said it was due "in the summer". Used this and found out the exact date MOT is due, so no need to nag anymore. Thanks
simon-c#14
Its been around for years, they've even change the domain name,as its was under http://www.motinfo.gov.uk before being moved to direct gov website
We use when buying cars to check the mileages, as non-one is going to clock a car every year.
slamdunkinbanned 3 Likes #15
Now that the new style of M.O.T certificate is just a printout on a piece of A4 paper....checking it's authentication the VOSA site when buying a new car is a must. Even if it passed it's last MOT many sellers will try deceiving buyers by reprinting a new advisory sheet and hide the true facts

Edited By: slamdunkin on Mar 18, 2012 21:59: .
aj84#16
whats the delay on this showing? I got mine done on the 9th but according to the dvla, last issued was 14/3/2011
yasser_7862 1 Like #17
This also shows you the mileage that your car was at each MOT, so extremely useful to find if out if a car has been clocked back
ao4real#18
This post is not relevant. Whats next? someone will put a posting up telling us that The metro newspaper is free???
minxeater#19
This has been avalable free for years.
slamdunkinbanned 7 Likes #20
ao4real
This post is not relevant. Whats next? someone will put a posting up telling us that The metro newspaper is free???

minxeater
This has been avalable free for years.

Have you actually read the thread....It's quite apparent that some people were not aware of this service. Spend a little time trying to work out how the heat system works on here before posting your own narrow view without considering other peoples.


Edited By: slamdunkin on Mar 19, 2012 08:35

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