Who can ever remember when theirs is due? Apparently, not many of us.
A report by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) has found that a third of drivers admitted to driving a car that did not have a valid MOT. Some of the drivers surveyed had used their un-roadworthy vehicles for six months or more.
The SMMT report showed that two-thirds of drivers who had driven without an MOT left having their car tested for up to a week after their MOT had expired. A quarter of drivers had left it a month, and almost 10% said they had left it six months. Forty percent of drivers aged 18-24 had continued to drive after their MOT expired.
Check your vehicle’s MOT due date for free
Your MOT expiry date is one of the most important dates to remember when you own a car, but its one of the most frequently forgotten. If you’re not sure when your vehicle’s MOT is due to expire, you can check your MOT date for free.
You just need your vehicle’s registration number (the number plate) and our clever Automyze system will check when the MOT is due for you. To make it even easier, you can store the date by signing up for a free Automyze account, and we will then remind you, for free when its due, with local offers from great garages.