Minor MOT faults highlight issues found during an MOT test which should be rectified as soon as possible, but do not cause an immediate safety concern. For example, a tyre that is worn and will require a replacement in the near future, but is still above the legal minimum tread depth of 1.6mm.
Major MOT faults highlight serious issues with the vehicle which should be repaired immediately. One or more major faults will result in a refusal to issue an MOT certificate, for example, an insecure windscreen wiper blade would fall into this category.
Dangerous MOT faults identify issues which cause an immediate safety concern. A vehicle with one or more dangerous defects should not be driven until these are repaired. For example, a vehicle with brake pads worn below 1.5mm.
Enter your registration above to use the MOT history check service and check the details held by the DVSA.
You can also use our MOT booking service to find a local test centre for your next MOT.
If your vehicle is registered in Northern Ireland, there may be different requirements. Visit the nidirect.gov.uk service to view the requirements for vehicles registered in Northern Ireland.
The maximum fine for driving without a valid MOT is £1000.Book an MOT online