How to check the MOT history of any car

How to check the MOT history of any car

MOT .gov imageAre you buying a new car this year? Does it have a current MOT certificate? Do you want to research it’s MOT history?

Millions of drivers will be, so the team at SB Motors Hove thought this post would help you check some important information first.

The DVSA ( Driver and vehicle standards agency) pubish a wide range of online tools you can use free to check on various aspects of your car and the MOT Test.

An important tool we found recently was the Check MOT history tool. You can check a certificate against a vehicle and ensure that it is genuine.


Click here to use the tool on the DVSA Website.

You can see if an MOT certificate is genuine by checking its details against what’s recorded.

You’ll need the vehicle’s:

  • make
  • registration number (number plate)

Important Note:

You can only get test results for MOT certifiates from 2005 onwards. Unfortnately some MOT test results for recently transferred personalised registrations aren’t available – they are likely to become available once the details have been updated by the DVLA.


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  • Jamie
    October 8, 2018, 1:36 pm REPLY

    The website is a great way of checking a car or van has a MOT, I have tried a few other services online as well that give you more vehicle details, such as tax and vehicle stats. One of my favourites has to be, great post and very useful for people to know, thanks.

  • Freya Henry
    April 7, 2020, 11:59 am REPLY

    I bought a one car so this information was very useful to me. I do the mod vehicle test right away. This website was helpful to me.

  • Katty smith
    April 8, 2020, 11:13 am REPLY

    This is a very informative blog. This helpful to people who don’t know about MOT.

  • Check Vehicle Details
    May 11, 2020, 12:02 pm REPLY

    There are also a lot of vehicle information providers in the allowing the used car buyers to check the mot history of the vehicle for free as well as with a lot of free vehicle check data.

    June 3, 2020, 1:53 pm REPLY

    Such a great informative blog thank you for sharing!


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