When do I need to book the MOT?
MOTs must be carried out every 12 months for vehicles three years old or over. If your car was brand new when you bought it, it will need its first MOT on its third anniversary.
If you buy a second-hand car, check that it has a valid MOT, and when the next one is due. It’s your responsibility to ensure it has its MOT inspection once a year.
You can put your vehicle in for its MOT test up to 28 days in advance of the expiry date without losing any days on the certificate. So, for example, if the MOT is due on 30 April and you have your car tested on the 15 April, your MOT will run up until 30th April of the following year.