How Early Can I Have an MOT Test?

An MOT can be carried out up to one month, minus a day, prior to the expiry date of your existing MOT certificate, whilst still preserving the anniversary of the expiry date.

For example: If you have your test carried out a month before the due date, your MOT is effectively valid for 13 months.

Yes, you can book an MOT test at any time you want. However, if the test takes place more than a month before the expiry date of your current certificate, it will be valid for 12 months from the new test date.

For example: If your current certificate expires on 20 March and you had the test on 19 February, your new certificate would be valid until 19 February the following year.

Looking to save some money on your MOT? You can book in alongside your service to save time and money.

Book your MOT and major service

We know things can happen, so if you’ve lost or damaged your MOT certificate, we can replace it for you. You’ll need to visit your local Halfords Autocentre and provide us with your vehicle’s registration number and either the original MOT test number, or V5C document reference number (which you can find on the V5C registration certificate).

You may need to pay a small fee (up to a maximum of £10) for a new MOT certificate.

Driving an un-roadworthy vehicle is dangerous to you, your passengers and to other road users and could earn you endorsements on your licence. We always strongly recommend that any faults found by our MOT testers are repaired before you drive your vehicle away, even if you still have some time before your certificate expires.

According to DVSA guidance, your vehicle needs to always meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times or you can be fined.

Introducing the Halfords Motoring Club

Did you know that with the Halfords Motoring Club, you can get money off your MOT? Join the Halfords Motoring Club today to access a range of amazing benefits and discounts that are designed to keep you moving, keep you safe and keep you saving.

It’s free to join and you’ll receive money off your MOT, a free car health check and a welcome voucher that can be spent on any Halfords product or service.

Or choose our Premium membership for a small monthly fee (or a one-off payment) to unlock exclusive member pricing on all motoring products and services online and across our stores, garages and Halfords Mobile Experts, as well as a variety of other benefits that will help you to keep moving for less.

With so much to enjoy, this is too good an opportunity to miss!

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Join the Halfords Motoring Club