MOT History Report
It is possible to obtain a detailed MOT history of your vehicle from the UK government’s official vehicle enquiry service. Simply enter your registration number for a detailed history of previous tests back to 2005. The report gives access to the following
- if the vehicle passed or failed
- what the vehicle’s mileage was when it was tested
- what the failures were at each test – and whether any parts had minor problems reported as “advisories” on the report
- when the next MOT is due
Please click the button below for a free MOT history check with GOV.UK website. However, if you want to know more about your car, van or motorbike’s history then please consider the service offered by our affiliated partners via the yellow advert blocks.
From the GOV.uk website – “Advisory items are provided for advice. For some of these, if they became more serious, your vehicle may no longer be roadworthy and could require immediate attention”
The detailed history report above is from a car I recently bought. The MOT advisories can be used in several ways – hopefully saving you money and hassle. On my specific example above the MOT centre highlighted the following advisories
- Nearside Front Tyre worn close to the legal limit 3mm on outside edge (4.1.E.1)
- Nearside Rear Tyre worn close to the legal limit 3.5mm on outside edge (4.1.E.1)
- Rear exhaust heat shield is loose
- Offside Rear Brake pipe slightly corroded (3.6.B.2c)
With this knowledge I have time to shop around for some good value tyres. Rather than wait until the car fails it’s next MOT – thus feeling obliged to have the MOT centre replace the tyres. I have the opportunity to make good BEFORE the MOT test and get the tyres I want at the best price.
Similarly, I can get quotes from 2 or 3 local garages for checking the “offside rear brake pipes”. With regard to the “Rear exhaust heat shield is loose” – this is something I am confident to tackle myself