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When to get an MOT

The main purpose of the MOT test is to check the general condition and safety features of the vehicle.

THE MOT

When should I get my MOT?

All vehicles are required to take the MOT test.
When the MOT test is taken for the first time and the frequency of testing vary according to the type of vehicle and its age.
Book an appointment before the expiry date.

First inspection

This depends on the type of vehicle and its date of registration. You can find this on the vehicle registration document.

Subsequent MOTs

There are various places where you can find the MOT expiry date:

On the back of the MOT card.

In the report on the last MOT performed.

On the sticker.

Frequency

The frequency for each vehicle is detailed below.

Mopeds

1st registered
Less than 3 years ago
Over 3 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
Motocicleta

Private motorcycles, quadricycles and quad bikes

1st registered
Less than 4 years ago
Over 4 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years

Private cars

1st registered
Less than 4 years ago
Between 4 and 10 years ago
Over 10 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
1 year

Light vehicles

(Lorries and multi-purpose vehicles up to 3,500 kg and light commercial vehicles)

1st registered
Less than 2 years ago
Between 2 and 6 years ago
Between 6 and 10 years ago
Over 10 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
1 year
6 months

Heavy vehicles

(Lorries and multi-purpose vehicles above 3,500 kg and trailers)

1st registered
Less than 10 years ago
Over 10 years ago
Frequency
1 year
6 months

 

Buses

1st registered
Less than 5 years ago
Over 5 years ago
Frequency
1 year
6 months

Caravans > 750 kg MAM and ≤ 3,500 kg MAM

1st registered
Less than 6 years ago
Over 6 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years

Agricultural tractors

(speed > 40 km/h)

1st registered
Less than 4 years ago
Between 4 and 16 years ago
Over 16 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
1 year

Other agricultural vehicles

1st registered
Less than 8 years ago
Between 8 and 16 years ago
Over 16 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
1 year

Motorhomes

1st registered
Less than 4 years ago
Between 4 and 10 years ago
Over 10 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
1 year

Special vehicles

(works and services ≥ 25km/h)

1st registered
Less than 4 years ago
Between 4 and 10 years ago
Over 10 years ago
Frequency
Exempt
2 years
1 year

 

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