As a reputable car service garage, we are proud of the high levels of customer satisfaction and we enjoy the number of regular customers who keep coming back to us every time their Land Rover or Range Rover needs a MOT or service. We have developed good relationships within the motor trade as well, making sure that we can offer you a full range of vehicle service options.

When to get an MOT

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • The third anniversary of its registration
  • The anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old

What you need to know:

  • Some vehicles need to be tested at one year old - check the MOT fees table to see which
  • You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT
  • An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate
  • You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date. E.g. if your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April
  • You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different
  • The MOT text reminder service finished in August 2014. You'll be sent one more reminder if you registered in the last 12 months

If the MOT has run out you can't drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.


  • To or from somewhere to be repaired
  • To a pre-arranged MOT test
  • There are different rules and processes for MOTs in Northern Ireland

Passing the MOT

If your vehicle passes the MOT:

  • You'll get an MOT certificate from the test centre
  • It will be recorded in the MOT database
  • Mileage reading

The MOT certificate will show the mileage recorded at the current and previous 3 test passes. This is shown as the 'odometer reading and history'.

Report any mistakes with the latest reading to the MOT centre within 7 days. They will give you a replacement certificate.

Mistakes on an earlier mileage can't be changed.

Failing the MOT

Your vehicle can either pass or fail the MOT. If it fails, you'll get a list of things that need to be fixed.

If your vehicle fails the MOT:

  • You'll get a refusal of an MOT test certificate from the test centre
  • It will be recorded in the MOT database
  • You can appeal the result if you think it's wrong

Driving a vehicle that failed

You can take your vehicle away if your MOT certificate is still valid.

If your MOT has run out you can take your vehicle to:

  • Have the failed defects fixed
  • A pre-arranged MOT test appointment

In both cases, your vehicle still needs to meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.

You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition.

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