MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards. A strict routine is uniformly applied in all test centres to test the safety and roadworthiness of your vehicle.
Due to the restrictions imposed to prevent the spread of Covid 19, a number of DVA services are currently unavailable. For further details and the most up to date position on DVA service availability visit the Coronavirus (Covid 19) and motoring page.
When vehicles are tested
You can check the status of your vehicle by calling DVA testing enquiries, however, as a general rule the points below indicate when your vehicle will be due a MOT test:
- Cars and motorcycles which are four years old and over
- Light goods vehicles from three years old
- Trailers, large passenger carrying vehicles and heavy goods vehicles (over 3,500kgs gross weight) from one year old
- Buses and taxis from when they are first used
Cars, Motorcycles, LGV, HGV and LPCV
For tests on cars, motorcycles, quadricycles, motorhomes, Light Goods Vehicles (LGV), Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGV), Light passenger Carrying Vehicles (LPCV), please click the button belowBook Online
For tests on semi or drawbar trailers, please click the button belowBook Trailer
Vehicles that require a taximeter test, or vehicles with valid taxi clearance, please click the button belowBook Taxi
Omnibuses that are used for hire and reward, please click the button belowBook Omnibus