How to check MOT history for FREE!

When buying an older used car, old MOT records can be a very useful guage to the maintenance history of the vehicle, However often the paperwork gets mislaid, for the last few years however it has been possible to view MOT history for any car online for FREE via the GOV.UK website. Here’s how..

Go to: and enter the registration number of the vehicle you are interested in

Press Continue, and some basic car details will appear, Fuel type, Colour and the Current MOT expiry date..

Now press the ‘Down’ Arrow next to MOT history and a listing of all the vehicles prior MOT’s (Since MOT’s went digital) will appear, including Failures, Advisories etc

Note, that this information is all available freely, please be cautious and only use the site linked above, if a similar looking site starts asking for credit card details its a scam!

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