MOT: New changes to be aware of

  • Barrowford MOT Centre

Over the past few weeks, The Government have made some changes to improve the MOT testing service.

MOT reminders by text

Something new that the government are hoping to introduce and have been working on is a  ‘Get an annual MOT reminder’ service, so they can send reminders by text message, as well as email when your MOT is due.

Sending text reminders should help make the service even easier to use so that people are less likely to forget. This should help get the number of late MOTs down, as well as bringing in more work to our MOT garage!

The email service has already been successful, with around 104,000 people in the UK using it! You can sign up to receive a reminder.

Check the MOT history of a vehicle

Always check the MOT history service, to show the details of the garage where the MOT took place. We know this is something we frequently get asked for.

At the moment some automated systems scan and use data from the online service – which is fine for the data currently made available. However, with garage data you can compare test results by garage.

Making test quality data more accessible

Some changes have been made to the test quality information area of the MOT testing service, so online users will now be able to choose whether to see 1 or 3 months’ worth of data.


For more information on the MOT test changes, come and visit us at Barrowford MOT centre.

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