You're buying a used car. You saw the listing in a reputable well-known magazine, you've gone to check it out. The bloke seems nice, the car looks good: no dents, scratches, bumps, obvious defects, etc. Everything seems hunky-dory, so why not pay up?
Hold on a second! Like an iceberg, 90% of what constitutes a used car remains under the surface. There could be all manner of serious problems covered by a shiny paint job. The clue is in the name - Used. Before you get anywhere near to making a purchase, check car MOT history!
It's easy. The MOT results of all cars (post-2005 in England, Scotland and Wales) are listed on the gov.uk site. It's free to use and you'll find the complete history of a vehicle there. All you need are the vehicle's registration details.
Among the details listed are:
Click the link below to start:
Check Car MOT History here
An MOT is a test a vehicle is required to have by law on an annual basis after it reaches three years old. The test determines if the vehicle is in a safe, roadworthy and emission compliant state to be driven on UK roads under the Highways Act 1988.
You can have your car retested for free within ten days of the fail.
Right here! Click here to book an MOT with Servicing Stop. £19 if included with a service, £24 without.
Yes, but you must not interfere.
No. To check car MOT history is completely free.