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Getting an MOT

Cars and motorcycles MUST normally pass an MOT test 3 years from the date of the first registration and every year after that.

You MUST NOT drive a motor vehicle without an MOT certificate when it should have one. Exceptionally, you may drive to a pre-arranged test appointment or to a garage for repairs required for the test.

Driving an unroadworthy motor vehicle may invalidate your insurance.

Motor vehicles manufactured before 1960 are exempt from an MOT requirement, although they can still be submitted for a test voluntarily. Owners are still legally required to ensure their vehicle is safe and roadworthy.