What documents do I need for an MOT UK?

What documents do I need for an MOT UK?

The appointment letter; vehicle registration logbook V5C(NI); current tax disk; vehicle insurance certificate; previous MOT certificate; driving license; proof of address; service history; any current Certificate or Notice of Refusal; the bus fare home.

Do I need to bring documents to MOT?

Before you attend your MOT, it would be helpful to have both your current MOT certificate and V5C Vehicle Registration Document with you. Even if you can’t find either of these, your test centre should be able to find your details on their system.

Do I need an MOT test certificate?

The short answer: no. If your car is over three years old, the law dictates it must undergo an MOT test. Without road tax, your car is also illegal to drive on public roads and property. If you’ve forgotten your MOT renewal date, try our handy tool, “When is my MOT due?” to find out when you’ll need to renew your MOT.

What are MOT standards?

An MOT pass certificate indicates that at the time of the test the vehicle met or exceeded the minimum safety standards determined by the DVSA guidelines. An MOT test certificate confirms that at the time of test, the vehicle has met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards.

What do I need to take for an MOT test?

What will I need to bring?

  • V5C Registration. It’s a good idea to bring your vehicle service logbook, particularly if it’s your car’s first MOT.
  • Appointment Confirmation.
  • Current MOT Certificate.
  • Deciding to sell your car on.
  • Claiming on your insurance after an accident.
  • Renewing your road tax in person.

What is checked on an MOT 2021?

The MOT will include checks on:

  • Registration plate. Ensure your number plate is clean and legible – a quick wash is sufficient.
  • Lights. All lights should be working properly.
  • Steering.
  • Suspension.
  • Windscreen and wipers.
  • Screen wash.
  • Seats and seatbelts.
  • Wheels and tyres.

Do you have to take car seats out for MOT?

If you take your car for an MOT and there is a child seat strapped in place using either the seat belt or ISOFIX, the tester is not allowed to remove the child seat. However, we recommend that you remove your child seat before an MOT test if you want to avoid an advisory notice.

Is there a grace period for MOT?

Many people believe that there is a two-week grace period for lapsed MOTs – which can allow drivers a leeway period to get their vehicle booked in for their MOT test. Unfortunately, despite popular belief, the ‘MOT grace period’ is actually a myth.

How long can you drive without MOT?

Is there ever a time I can drive without an MOT? The simple answer is, no, it’s illegal to drive without an MOT. If your vehicle is more than three years old, you can’t drive without an MOT unless you are driving to a pre-booked test at an authorised test centre.

How long is a MOT valid for?

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on your current MOT pass certificate. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

What is the grace period for MOT?

The MOT grace period covers vehicles with MOTs that are due to expire between 30 March and 31 July 2020. Vehicles that fall into this category will have their MOT expiry dates extended by six months. If your MOT is due to expire on or after 1 August 2020, then you won’t be covered by the MOT grace period.

Is an MOT Wash necessary?

You also should remember to bring your own sanitiser and/ or wipes to clean and sanitise all internal surfaces after the test. There is no specific requirement for the underside of the vehicle to be washed before a vehicle test.

What do I need to take an MOT test?

To take an MOT testing course you must: have a current and full UK driving licence for the vehicle classes you want to test be a skilled mechanic with at least 4 years’ full-time employment servicing and repairing the types of vehicles you’re going to test

What is checked during an MOT?

During the MOT, important parts on your vehicle will be checked to make sure they meet the legal standards. You can watch the test from a viewing area but you’re not allowed to interrupt the tester. You can read more about what’s tested for cars and motorcycles. The test does not cover the condition of the engine, clutch or gearbox.

What qualifications do you need to do an MOT in Scotland?

Scottish Vocational Educational Council National Certificate in Vehicle Mechanics and Systems (part 3) You can take the MOT testing course if you have an Automotive Technician Accreditation ( ATA) in: You must have a valid ATA accreditation ID card. You’ll have received this when you got your qualification.

When did the MOT testing guide for test stations change?

Updates to section H (Documentation) of the MOT testing guide. Full details are set out in the change table in the document. The MOT testing guide for test stations has been updated following changes to the MOT which came into effect on 20th May 2018.