Our MOT checker is free to use. Simply enter your registration number (number plate) to get started. You will receive everything you need to know about a vehicle’s current and historical MOT records.
Here at Just Car Checks, you get so much more than a basic MOT history report. We pride ourselves on giving you as much information as possible, without paying extortionate fees. In fact, you don’t have to pay anything at all; the MOT check is completely free!
Unlike other MOT checkers, our MOT history report will provide you with information regarding test results, mileage history, current status, and much more. It’s important to receive as much information as possible when checking the history of a vehicle, and we’ve made it our mission to support you every step of the way.
Our car tax and MOT history reports come directly from the DVLA, ensuring that all records are up to date and accurate. All information will be given to you in an easy-to-read MOT report.
MOT tests are required by law every 12 months. This test helps to ensure that your vehicle is safe to drive on the roads. If you do not keep up to date with your MOT tests, you are breaking the law and risk getting fined. Driving without a valid MOT is also incredibly dangerous and by doing so, you are putting yourself at risk of getting into a serious accident.
When it comes to purchasing a used car, an MOT history check will help to give you an insight into its current condition. Buying a car with a poor MOT history – or worse, no history at all – suggests that the car may cause more problems than it’s worth.
Here at Just Car Checks, you can also get a free car tax check for extra clarification. Obtaining as much information about a vehicle as possible is crucial for ensuring you’re making the right purchase decision.
Yes – an MOT history check certainly will help used car buyers! You can perform an MOT check on any vehicle, just as long as you know its registration number. This means that you can carry out the check on a used vehicle that you are considering to buy.
When purchasing a used vehicle, it’s important to carry out a series of checks to ensure that it will be worth your money. A vehicle with a poor MOT history will suggest that it’s not fit to drive. Or, in a worst-case scenario, a vehicle with no MOT history may suggest that it has been stolen. There are many warning signs to look out for when purchasing a used car, and an MOT history check will help to highlight them.
All information on our MOT check is up to date, in accordance with the latest information that the DVLA has. We use a live data system, meaning that you’ll never be shown outdated or invalid records.
No – this MOT history check is for MOT history only. However, if you do wish to find out car tax information, we have a separate service for this. Similarly to the MOT history check, you just need to enter your car’s registration number to get details on car tax. Once again, this service is completely free of charge, unless you opt for a more thorough check. Visit our homepage for more information.
The main goal of an MOT test is to assess your car’s performance. This includes checking:
If any of the above areas are faulty or fail their assessment, your MOT is unlikely to pass. This means that you’ll have to get the issue sorted before being allowed back on the roads. Please remember that driving with a faulty car is incredibly dangerous; it will put your life and the lives of others at risk.
Once your vehicle has passed its MOT test, it will remain valid for 12 months. You should be given an MOT certificate to prove this, which is particularly helpful if you plan on selling your car. Don’t worry if you misplace your certificate though, as your vehicle’s MOT details will automatically get uploaded to the DVLA. From here, you can perform an MOT history check through us to remind yourself when the MOT expires.
Driving a car without a valid MOT is a criminal offence. It is well within police rights to pull you over and give you a fine.
The police use Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) cameras to scan your number plate. Once scanned, they will immediately be able to see whether your car has a valid MOT and whether your car is taxed. Basically, these cameras determine whether your vehicle is allowed to legally be on the roads.
ANPR cameras can also be found on the roadside, meaning just because the police are around, doesn’t mean you won’t get caught.
Unless your vehicle is under three years old, there are absolutely no exceptions in which driving without an MOT is allowed. Unless you are driving to your pre-booked MOT appointment, you must have a valid MOT and insurance to drive. If you get caught by a camera or the police, you’ll immediately be charged with a fine.