MOT guides

    Failing your yearly MOT test, or driving without a valid MOT certificate, could leave you stranded. See why this legal requirement is important, what it checks, and how to prepare your vehicle to pass inspection with our guides.

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    Can you sell a car without an MOT
    Can you sell a car without an MOT?
    The answer is yes, but not with Motorway. Explore tips for selling your car with no MOT here.
    The ultimate MOT guide
    The ultimate MOT guide
    Learn all about MOTs, how often you must MOT your car, and how they are used to ensure your car is safe for the road.
    How to replace lost car documents
    How to replace lost car documents – the ultimate guide
    Where and how to replace all those vital car documents. From V5C logbook to your MOT certificate.
    How to check if your car or van’s MOT is up to date
    How to check if your car or van’s MOT is up to date
    In this guide, we’ll look at why MOTs are important, what they check, the potential costs involved, and the quickest way to confirm your vehicle’s compliance.
    How much does it cost to get an MOT?
    How much does it cost to get an MOT?
    Discover how much an MOT costs, what to do if it fails and whether it affects the resale value.
    How long does an MOT take?
    How long does an MOT take?
    Discover how long an MOT takes, what is checked during the process and what to do if it fails.
    What does an MOT check?
    What does an MOT check?
    Find out what is involved during an MOT test and how best to prepare your vehicle.
    If my car fails its MOT, how long do I have to fix it?
    If my car fails its MOT, how long do I have to fix it?
    Discover the next steps if your vehicle fails its MOT and how to get a retest quickly.
    When will a new car need its first MOT?
    When will a new car need its first MOT?
    Learn when a new vehicle needs its first MOT, how to prepare for it and what to expect during the test.
    How old does a car have to be to be MOT exempt?
    How old does a car have to be to be MOT exempt?
    Find out the age required for a vehicle to be MOT exempt and the financial benefits of this.
    How long do you have to get an MOT after it expires
    How long do you have to get an MOT after it expires?
    Find out the timeframe for getting a new MOT booked after your current one expires.
    How early can you MOT a car
    How early can you MOT a car?
    Learn how far in advance you can have an MOT completed for your vehicle.
    When is it legal to drive without an MOT certificate?
    When is it legal to drive without an MOT certificate?
    Find out if, at any time, you can drive your vehicle without a valid MOT certificate.
    How to report a car with no MOT?
    How to report a car with no MOT?
    Discover how to report a vehicle with no MOT and the legal implications of driving without one.
    What documents do you need for an MOT?
    What documents do you need for an MOT?
    Learn what documents are required for an MOT inspection and how to replace lost ones.
    What happens if you have a car accident without an MOT?
    What happens if you have a car accident without an MOT?
    Discover the consequences of not having an MOT if you are involved in a car crash.
    What fails an MOT?
    What fails an MOT?
    Discover what fails an MOT and ensure your vehicle passes with flying colours.
    How to reduce car emissions for an MOT?
    How to reduce car emissions for an MOT?
    Find out how to reduce your car’s emissions before it gets booked in for its annual MOT test.
    Is there a grace period for an MOT?
    Is there a grace period for an MOT?
    Discover whether there is actually a grace period for an MOT or whether it’s just a common myth.

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