A customer has purchased a vehicle with the benefit of 7 months MOT, the customer asked if we re-MOT the vehicle will the existing MOT be withdrawn if the car fails the MOT Test?
The MOT is an annual test of vehicle safety, roadworthiness and exhaust emissions which is required in Great Britain for most vehicles over three years old and used on a road as defined by the Road Traffic Act 1988.
It was introduced in 1960 for vehicles 10 year old and over and was originally a basic inspection of a vehicle’s brakes, lights and steering. The testable age for an MOT reduced over the years from 10 to 7 and is now three years. Once a car is 3 years old it will require an annual MOT test.
However, an MOT certificate does not mean that the vehicle is roadworthy for the life of the certificate, an MOT certificate simply confirms that at the time of the test the vehicle met the MOT standard.