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Check your MOT due date with National

It’s important to know when your MOT is due. Driving without an MOT is illegal. And finding out that you’ve missed your MOT certificate’s expiry date can be frustrating, with all sorts of time-consuming and expensive consequences.

To stop this from happening, find out when your MOT is due with National Tyres and Autocare’s handy tool at the top of this page. All you need to do is input your vehicle’s registration number, and because we’re an approved MOT provider, we can quickly show you your MOT renewal date.

Our MOT due date checker service is 100% free to use, and if you sign up to our reminder service below – also free – you can get 50% off your next MOT with us too. If you have any questions, call us now, open up live chat, or get in touch online. Alternatively, visit our MOT information hub to become an MOT expert.

Why check your car’s MOT date?

According to a 2021 survey by TotalEnergies, as many as 9 million drivers – 28% of the UK total – don’t know when their next MOT is. There are many reasons why checking your car’s MOT date is crucial.

Firstly, keeping your vehicle’s MOT certificate up to date is a legal requirement. If you don’t do it, you won’t be able to arrange tax, insurers won’t cover you, and as a result, you’ll open yourself up to a wide range of fines, including a £1,000 fine for the lack of an MOT itself.

Second, if you don’t know when your MOT is due, then you may find yourself discovering when perilously close to the MOT certificate expiry date. If this happens, you may find it difficult to book an appointment from an approved MOT test centre; one that has good prices or a sound reputation. This can make for a stressful and time-consuming situation.

Missing your MOT due date can also mean you miss out on deals. You may have to go with your second or third-choice MOT test provider that doesn’t have good MOT offers, such as MOT and servicing deals, one further away from you (requiring you to pay more in travel costs), or one that requires expensive fixes due to a job done poorly.

Lastly, if you don’t find out when your MOT is due and don’t get the test performed, you won’t know of any potential issues with your car – problems that you can ask your mechanic to work on next time you get a service.

Instead, it’s much simpler to learn when your car MOT is due ahead of time. Use our tool to make sure you know when yours is.

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How to check and find out when your MOT is due

Checking when your MOT is due is simple. Just scroll up to the top of this page, input your vehicle’s registration number, and we’ll check securely check it against our system, showing you when your MOT certificate expires.

Now, while the government also offers a reminder service, National’s is arguably much better, given that it will give you 50% off your next MOT. If you want to save money on your motoring, it’s the sensible option.

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How soon will my MOT date information be updated?

If you’ve just passed your MOT test, it can take up to five days for the information to register on ours and the government’s systems.

As such, if you get your MOT performed and pass on a date that’s very close to or on your renewal date, it can be a good idea to keep your certificate in the car for a week or so. That’s just in case the police pull you over based on not-yet-updated MOT date information showing up on their automatic checking systems.

Why choose National for your MOT due date check?

National has been helping UK drivers with their MOTs for over 50 years. Our priority is going the extra mile. It’s why our MOT due date check tool is completely free to use, and most of our tens of thousands of Trustpilot ratings are either Excellent or Great.

Choose us for your check, and you’ll find out your MOT due date immediately. From there, you can sign up for a free reminder, so when it comes to your MOT itself, you can get 50% off the price of the test.

Why choose us for your MOT? Our experts perform tens of thousands of tests every year. They’re experts, properly qualified and given plenty of ongoing training that ensures they are up to date with the newest test procedures and any changes in the tests.

There are over 100 dedicated National Tyres and Autocare MOT centres across the country as well, so you’re sure to find one in your local area.

If you need a service or any repairs on your car after its MOT, National Payment Assist allows you to pay your bill across four months if it’s over £200. You won’t be credit checked, charged interest, or made to pay any fees either.

Find out when your MOT is due with National

Use the tool at the top of the page to search for your MOT due date, then book an MOT, or get in touch online, via live chat, or over the phone if you have any questions. If you want to know more, visit our information hub.

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