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Free Full MOT History of Your Car - Details of Every Fail Item and Advisory on all MOTs

This is a really useful if you purchase a second hand car at any time with an MOT (Or check the MOT History of your car back to its first MOT) (Subject to it being a Computerised Entry MOT)

Not only does it show the Date of Each MOT and the Mileage of the car (Useful for checking clocking).

But it also shows the full history of each MOT, including any reasons for a failure and advisories given.

As some times you buy a car with a pass certificate but it could have had hidden problems marked as advisory that will come back to bite you in the future.

You Need

1: Registration Number of your car
2: Serial Number from Last MOT Certificate or Serical Number from V5 Doc

motinfo.gov.uk/int…jsp

And off you go.

Well worth a check to see if there are any things you may need to keep an eye on in the future.

For example, My one showed my Fiat Multipla has a tendancy to need new Track Rod ends and wears tyres each year

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only went back 4 years for me on my 10 year old car

interesting to see Nationwide failed mine in October 2005 for 2 faults and wanted £300 for repair so MOT'd it elsewhere and it passed. Took it back to Nationwide in 2008 & 2009 and it seems to have repaired itself as it passed!

Original Poster

I think it depends on the stations and if they were manual or electronic MOTs,

Mine went back to its first MOT (5 Years)

Excellent find - H&R

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I've been using this for years.

You can also check whether a car is insured on the ASKMID data base for free.

askmid.com/

Bit of a ****** that they only go back to when the first computerised MoT was done on the vehicle My Land Rover is 40 years old so I can only check a few years back...

Actually, the last place that MoT'd it should be shut down. I bought it with a full MoT and after I had checked it there is no way it should have passed. Dodgy brakes (fixed by me ), poor sterring (local garage did that) and various lights not workling because the wiring had frayed (again, now fixed by me).

Thanks a lot.
Just checked and the fault my car currently has (and in garage for) was also one of the reasons it failed it's last MOT (before I bought it). Suspicious. And really annoying!

i look forwarded to seeing how far it goes back on my 41 year old car. Lets just say even if it covers the last few years theres gonna be some reds appearing

slamdunkin;6723517

I've been using this for years.You can also check whether a car is … I've been using this for years.You can also check whether a car is insured on the ASKMID data base for free.http://www.askmid.com/



annoys the hell out of me when you see the police stop someone and ask stupid bloody questions like "is it insured" cause any sod can go online and check this stuff out so why they waste time asking?

I got stopped once because it was the first of the month and i had forgot to put my new tax disk out which yes was my fault but for some reason I then had to goto my local station and show it was insured and was mine. Really a tool just to annoy people really.

rant over

I thought everyone knew about this?

Don't forget you can find out the quite alot about a car by pretending to sell in via ebay just by putting the registration number in and viewing the details that come up don't even need log book reference code!

Comes up with all kind of stuff like model, cc, previous owners, etc :thumbsup:

slamdunkin;6723517

I've been using this for years.You can also check whether a car is … I've been using this for years.You can also check whether a car is insured on the ASKMID data base for free.http://www.askmid.com/



Thanks for this, very interesting :whistling:

Didn't know this so thanks for posting. :thumbsup:

Did you know that if a garage faults you on your MOT to try and make money you can report them to the dvla and get their MOT licence taken away.

This is providing that your another MOT garage finds no faults with your car.

Gr8 Info - thanks

It only goes back as far as electronic MOT were brought in, so will only give you about 3 or 4 years max. But that’s better than nothing!!!

robjd;6723984

annoys the hell out of me when you see the police stop someone and ask … annoys the hell out of me when you see the police stop someone and ask stupid bloody questions like "is it insured" cause any sod can go online and check this stuff out so why they waste time asking?



The fact the car is insured isn't the only thing to consider. What matters is if the driver behind the wheel at that time is insured. Not everybody driving a vehicle is the registered keeper.

robjd;6723984

I then had to goto my local station and show it was insured



Not every insurer subscribes to the online insurance database. Therefore, a roadside check can't always be completed. Or the database may be offline at the time. The database also only contains limited information and it maybe that the officer requires more details on what is and isn't covered.


Mark

After I put my registration in they ask for one of two pieces of information. Where do I get that. I only bought my seven year old peugeot 307 6 months ago and this will be really handy but Ive never put the car through the mot, its not up til january.

Ok I get. Its the reference number on my registration certificate. Ive entered it in and its telling me I have entered incorrect details.

I am from Northern Ireland, maybe thats why......

Good find H & R :thumbsup:

slamdunkin;6723517

I've been using this for years.You can also check whether a car is … I've been using this for years.You can also check whether a car is insured on the ASKMID data base for free.http://www.askmid.com/



So why didn't you post it on here? :?

Good find OP.

Very useful.

Thanks

thanks

Good find, totally didn't know about this! Will definitely use in the future

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Trickyjabs;6726129

So why didn't you post it on here? :?Good find OP.



Because it's not a deal...it's an information resource!

nice find will come in handy

Thanks - handy to know.

kevanf1;6723649

Bit of a ****** that they only go back to when the first computerised MoT … Bit of a ****** that they only go back to when the first computerised MoT was done on the vehicle My Land Rover is 40 years old so I can only check a few years back..




Could you imagine the logistics and time it would take to enter all previous fail sheets into a database :w00t: also I doubt there are many records at garages over 5 years old, they only have to keep the paperwork for so long.

Any help guys with northern ireland cars.

good for those that have new cars and didn't know this service existed. but little use for anyone like me with an interest in old cars.

robjd;6723984

annoys the hell out of me when you see the police stop someone and ask … annoys the hell out of me when you see the police stop someone and ask stupid bloody questions like "is it insured" cause any sod can go online and check this stuff out so why they waste time asking?I got stopped once because it was the first of the month and i had forgot to put my new tax disk out which yes was my fault but for some reason I then had to goto my local station and show it was insured and was mine. Really a tool just to annoy people really.rant over


The ask you if youve got insurance for the same reason that they ask you wherther youre carrying a gun at the airport, it makes it easier to prosicute if you lied
Although i do agree that sometimes the police just try and waste your time

cool!

Thanks

nice find!!! Great for checking if the car had any previous problems that are likely to come up again...

cybersheep;6732077

good for those that have new cars and didn't know this service existed. … good for those that have new cars and didn't know this service existed. but little use for anyone like me with an interest in old cars.


You've got that backwards !

New cars don't need an MOT for the first three years of their life - so they won't be on this system.

Older cars most definitely will visible, unless they somehow haven't had an MoT in the past 4 years.

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lol at mine, got a mate to do it

Date of test: 02/04/2009
Certificate issued (Pass)
Odometer reading: 108,495 Miles
Test number:
Test station name: MOT CENTRE
Test station number:
Test station telephone number:
Test class: IV
Test expiry date: 11/04/2010
Advisory Notice issued
Offside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit (4.1.D.1)
Advise excessive amounts of paste around exhaust manafold.
Advise exhaust down pipe scrapped,may soon require attention.
Advise oil leak from sump plug.
Advise offside rear wheel bearing sounds slightly dry when rotated,may soon require attention.

h&r - nice find OP - just got all 4 cars MOT history

daffyduck42;6730702

Any help guys with northern ireland cars.



Im in N.I as well and having same trouble.

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LoozR;6736580

Im in N.I as well and having same trouble.



This website is VOSA not DVA

"In Northern Ireland, MOT tests are done at Driver Vehicle Agency (DVA) test centres, rather than garages."
[safermotoring.co.uk/can…ml]

Just so I understand this correct, main use is if you have bought a second hand car (which you don't already know the history of)?

If you have bought a car from new - first 3yrs doesn't need MOT, rest of the years after that you should have this info anyway as you have MOT'd it !

I had no idea about this! It made for some interesting reading.

H & R added
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