When is my MOT due?

MOTs are essential to help keep your car safe, roadworthy and legal. Enter your vehicle registration and email address here and we’ll send you an email and text reminder about your due date as well as information about the latest arrivals, exclusive products and promotions from halfords.com (including deals on our car services). You can also enter your vehicle registration below to see when your MOT is due.

Our MOT reminders give you peace of mind that you’ll never forget your MOT test whilst also giving you enough time to book the best available time slots to suit you.


Here are a few more benefits of making sure your MOT is up to date.

  • MOTs help to ensure your car is legal to drive and roadworthy all year round.
  • Advisory notes are provided as part of an MOT. They give notice of things that will eventually need fixing on your car, helping to keep your car safe.
  • Driving a vehicle without a valid MOT can result in a fine of up to £1,000.
  • Without a MOT, your insurance could be invalidated.

MOT reminders are only available for mainland UK only.


Simply enter your vehicle registration number in our online checker above to find out when your MOT is due. You can then book in for an MOT – or MOT and service – through our website.

You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before your previous MOT certificate expires and still maintain the same renewal date.

You can only drive your car home from the test centre if your previous MOT certificate is still valid or if no ‘dangerous’ problems were listed in the MOT that your car failed. If this isn’t the case, then you’ll need to get your car repaired before it can be driven again.

You may only need a partial retest if you leave your vehicle at the test centre for repair and it’s retested within 10 working days. There’s no fee for this, but there may be a fee if you take your car away and bring it back for the repairs.

Our advice is to get all the repairs your vehicle needs as soon as possible so that you be confident in the safety of your car and your legal right to drive it on the road.