MOT’s in Barrow and Furness

Legal Requirements

When to get an MOT

The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.
You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT.

Earliest date you can get an MOT

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on the last pass certificate.

You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

Example – If your MOT runs out on 15 May, the earliest you can get an MOT to keep the same renewal date for next year is 16 April.

You can get an MOT earlier, but the MOT renewal date for the following year will be different.

The MOT text reminder service finished in August 2014. You’ll be sent one more reminder if you registered in the last 12 months.

If the MOT has run out

You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out. You can be prosecuted if caught.

The only exceptions are to drive it:

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test

Book Your MOT

Book MOT

Stop paying top prices for your mot this is a superb offer £29.99 for your mot and then when you pick your car up if you then book next year’s MOT the price will be £19.99 or if you are a 2 car family then you can use it for the other one. If your car fails and needs work doing then you can split the cost of the bill over 4 months.


There’s a maximum amount MOT test stations can charge. But there is no minimum that can be charged which is why freelance mechanics are doing them at £29.95 we still work to the same guide lines that the government as set and complete a full mot test. The maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle. You don’t pay VAT on the fee.

Don’t delay call us to today 01229 821302

Book MOT

11-12 Meeting Industrial Estate
Park Road
LA14 4TL
01229 821302