• What is MOT-Reminder.com?
  • MOT-REMINDER.COM is a free online service which has been created to remind you when your vehicle is due its next MOT test.
  • What does MOT-REMINDER.COM do?
  • By following our simple registration process, MOT-REMINDER.COM will contact you via email (or SMS text) when your vehicle is due its MOT test.
    MOT-REMINDER.COM also gives you the opportunity of adding other important dates for future reminders.
  • How much does MOT-REMINDER.COM cost?
  • MOT-REMINDER.COM is 100% free of charge, there is no cost to you.
  • Is MOT-REMINDER.COM easy to use?
  • Yes, by following our simple registration process, MOT-REMINDER.COM takes you through a number of easy to follow, straight forward options. All you need is your name, email address, vehicle registration, vehicle type (car, van or motorbike) & MOT due date.
  • How long will it take me to register with MOT-REMINDER.COM?
  • You can opt for our ‘quick registration process’ which will take no more than a couple of minutes. All you need is your name, email address, vehicle registration, vehicle type (car, van or motorbike) & MOT due date.
  • Are my details secure?
  • Yes, all details will be held by MOT-REMINDER.COM in accordance with our terms and conditions, privacy and opt-in policies.
  • Will I be given a username and password?
  • Yes, initially we will email you a preset username and password; however you will be able to change this to something more memorable within your MOT-REMINDER.COM account.
  • Can I change my username and password?
  • Yes, please login to your account and select the option to change your username & password.
  • How long will my membership to MOT-REMINDER.COM last?
  • Your MOT-REMINDER.COM membership is ongoing; however you need to make sure that you keep your details up to date.
  • Can I update my details on MOT-REMINDER.COM?
  • Yes, you can. Simply login and choose the option to update your account with any changes to your vehicle or your contact details.
  • Can I log into my details on MOT-REMINDER.COM from any computer?
  • Yes, you can log in to MOT-REMINDER.COM from any online computer; you will simply need your username and password to do so.
  • How will you remind me of my MOT due date?
  • MOT-REMINDER.COM will send you an email reminder, 30 days, 7 days and 1 day before your MOT due date. If you choose to receive an SMS text reminder this will be sent 2 weeks before the MOT due date. 
  • How often will you remind me of my MOT due date?
  • MOT-REMINDER.COM will remind you by email 30 days, 7 days & 1 day before your MOT due date. One SMS text is sent 2 weeks before the MOT due date.
  • Can I choose to be reminded by email and / or text?
  • Yes, you can. This option will be given to you during the registration process.
  • What do I do if I change my vehicle?
  • Don’t worry! You can simply change your current registered vehicle details as often as you like…just don’t forget to update us with the new MOT due date for each vehicle you register!
  • Can I register more than one vehicle within my household?
  • Yes you can, once you have registered your first vehicle, please log in to your account, where you will find the option to register other vehicles within your household.
  • What if my contact details change? (Postal address, email address, telephone number…)
  • If you move, or your email address or phone number changes, simply log in as normal to your account where you will find the option to ‘update my account’.
  • Can I use MOT-REMINDER.COM for other reminders?
  • Yes, once your have registered, MOT-REMINDER.COM gives you the option of adding in other important dates, birthdays, anniversary’s, meetings etc.
  • What is an MOT?
  • Introduced in 1960, The Ministry of Transport (MOT) test is an annual, legally required test of car safety and roadworthiness. The Ministry of Transport has since changed its name to Department of Transport; however, the MOT test has retained its old name. MOT test certificates are issued in Great Britain by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VSOA), an agency within the Department for Transport. Certificates in Northern Ireland are issued by the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA).
  • What does an MOT test involve, what areas of my vehicle are checked?
  • We have a full list of what gets checked within an MOT test for a car, van or motorbike. Please click this link.
  • Is a valid MOT a legal requirement?
  • Yes, every vehicle used on a public road must carry a valid MOT certificate.
  • How long will my MOT test take?
  • An average MOT test will take an hour. However, please note that your test may take longer if your vehicle displays any defects which may contribute to it failing its MOT.
  • What happens if I fail to have an MOT carried out on my vehicle?
  • It is a legal requirement to carry a full, valid MOT on your vehicle if it is used for any period of time on the public road. Failure to produce a valid MOT can lead to a maximum fine of £1000 and in most cases, invalidate your motor insurance. You will also be unable to obtain a tax disk (Road Fund Licence) without a valid MOT and Insurance certificate.
  • Does an MOT affect my car insurance?
  • 99% of all insurance will require that you hold a valid MOT certificate for any vehicle insured. Failure to maintain your MOT certificate will in most cases invalidate your insurance.
  • Does an MOT affect my car tax? (Road Fund Licence)
  • Yes, without a valid MOT certificate, you will be unable to obtain a tax disk (Road Fund Licence). It is also a legal requirement that any vehicle driven on a public road displays a valid tax disk.
  • If my MOT runs out, do I have a ‘free’ period to get it done?
  • No. There is no longer a grace period for you to obtain a valid MOT certificate, however you can book your MOT test up to a maximum of one month before your MOT due date.
  • How often is an MOT required?
  • On all cars over the age of 3 years, an MOT test is required on an annual basis.
  • How much does and MOT cost?
  • Costs (approximates only) are, for a Car £55, a van £60 and a motorbike £28-36.
  • Where can I have my MOT test carried out?
  • There are approximately 18,000 MOT test stations within the UK. To find your nearest test centre, simply search online or look in your local business directory.
  • What happens if my vehicle fails its MOT test?
  • If your vehicle fails its MOT test, the test centre should confirm this to you prior to carrying out the necessary repair work. They should be able to clearly explain what your vehicle failed its MOT on and what repair work is required for it to pass its MOT. You will not normally be charged for the MOT retest, only the repair work that has been carried out.
  • If my vehicle fails its MOT test, do I have to pay for the second MOT test?
  • No, in most cases, your test centre will not charge you a second MOT test.
  • Does my MOT certificate guarantee my car against any defects for the next 12 months and / or until my next MOT test due date?
  • No, it is your responsibility as the owner of a vehicle to ensure that it remains roadworthy at all times. An MOT test does not guarantee your vehicle against defective parts, corrosion or failure at any time.
  • Can I transfer a valid MOT certificate from one car to another?
  • No, absolutely not! An MOT certificate can only be valid against the vehicle it is registered to.