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How to check MOT history

Have you ever bought a second hand car and wondered about its MOT or service history? Perhaps you've had to top up your engine oil two weeks into owning the car because oil levels were low. Or maybe you've been driving a 3 year old car around for only a few weeks when it breaks down from wear and tear despite having only 5000 miles on the odometer. Buying a new car without information on mileage, past issues and potential issues can set you back significantly in the long run. Luckily, you can access all this information easily and in less than 10 minutes, and our detailed guide will tell you how.

Check Car MOT history

Follow our quick, easy steps to discover any car's MOT history. All you need is the internet and a license plate:

The history section gives you the following information:

How far back can you check your MOT history?

It is important to note that these records show a maximum of 10 years. If you are buying a new car and looking for further data, it's best to approach the seller. If you are looking for further data on your own car there are a few steps you can take:

Have you found out that your MOT is due? Book an MOT at your local PTA Garages today. Alternatively, get in touch with a member of our expert team for more information and advice.