Online Tools To Check The MOT History Of A Car

Posted on 14th Dec 2017 by CarTakeBack Posted in: In The Know

How to check that a car has a valid MOT

Getting ready for an MOT is something that all car owners need to be aware of, but it can be tricky to know when your MOT is due, or, if you’re buying a new car, to know how to check its MOT history in order to identify any long-standing issues.

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How do I check a car’s MOT history online?

If you’re looking at buying your next car, checking its MOT history is not only a good way to ensure the car has a valid certificate, it can also tell you what’s gone wrong with the car in the past and what may need to be repaired in the future.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to check the MOT history of a car online:

Getting Started

You’ll need:

  • Your car’s registration number

Checking the MOT History

You’ll then be shown your vehicle details at the top of the page, followed by the full MOT history of the car.
It’s important to note that this search tool only shows results as far back as 2005 and some MOT test results for recently transferred personalised registrations aren’t available.

If your car is deemed unroadworthy, you will not be able to tax or insure it. Since it is illegal to drive without these requirements in place, it is therefore vital that you MOT your car.

If your car fails its MOT and is too expensive to repair, then you can always scrap your vehicle with us. You can find out instantly how much your old car is worth, allowing you to weigh up your options quickly and efficiently.

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