DVLA services: MOT
One of the most important responsibilities for Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is to make sure all vehicle is properly going through their MOT exam in any and every given period of pre-described time. What do we mean on MOT? It’s the overall check (service) or a vehicle, going through all the vehicles parts checking them one by one to determine whether a vehicle is in a state good enough to drive safely in any and every weather conditions, any roads and any distance. Let’s see what to know about MOT application. Further details on how to contact them can be found on contactphonenumbers.co.uk.
DVLA’s two code process include the following:
- Get / apply for a MOT test
- Check MOT status and previous history
So, let’s get to see when one needs to have a mot for his or her vehicle:
- 3 years after it’s been registered – regardless of previous owners this needs to be done
- When the vehicle just turns 3 years old.
- 3rd anniversary of its last MOT
- Note that the rulesets are different in Northern Ireland
This is not a solid rule, there are certain vehicles which need to get checked every single year but these are mostly buses and other vehicles involved in daily transportation or public transportation. Why is it very important to pay attention to your 3rd MOT anniversary? Because once it comes out you miss one, you will end up paying a very large application fee for the next MOT, topping the standard fee with an additional 1000 GBP fine for missing out on your original date.
Not to mention the possibility of being straight-down prosecuted if getting caught on the road with an expired MOT. It’ s interesting to know that one standard MOT expires after a year, so if you are fan of making sure your car runs as it should you can also take it to a yearly examination. But this is not a cheap process.
Where can you get an official MOT done?
Only those appointed centers which show a blue sign with 3 triangles are officiated to perform this examination. The good thing in this being centralized is, that DVLA actually takes care to avoid drivers being overcharged for an exam.
It’s interesting to know that one standard MOT expires after a year, so if you are fan of making sure your car runs as it should you can also take it to a yearly examination. But this is not a cheap process.
What vehicles don’t need a MOT?
Yes, it may seem strange but there are certain vehicles which don’t need MOT at all. These include the following:
- Oldies : cars or motorcycles which were made before 1960
- Electronic powered vehicles
- Check out the form V112 which shows the entire list of vehicles which are exempt from MOT obligation.
On the governmental website it is possible for you to check the status of an examination and as an extra there is also a form for replacing lost or damaged MOT certificate.