When will a new car need its first MOT test?
When it’s three years old – The vehicle you drive must be roadworthy and in good condition. Your vehicle must be roadworthy and in good condition. To continue on the road, it must pass a MOT test if it is more than three years old (unless it is exempt from the MOT test).
The MOT test ensures that your vehicle’s safety and environmental systems and components satisfy the minimal regulatory criteria.
If your vehicle is more than three years old, a MOT test must be performed annually by a vehicle testing station designated by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).
Certain automobiles, including the ones listed below, are required to be inspected one year after registration and annually thereafter:
- LGVs weighing more than 3.5 tonnes gross weight
- PCVs (passenger carrying vehicles) with more than eight seats