How to Easily Check a Car’s MOT and Tax Status Online

Recent government policy and legislative changes mean you can now check a vehicle’s MOT status and tax status, online using the brand new vehicle enquiry service.

The UK government has simplified the Road Tax renewal and MOT status checking systems for drivers. You no longer have to deal with the hassle of taking your documents to the Post Office to pay for your road tax.

Check a vehicle's tax status

By clicking the link below you find out if a vehicle's tax is up-to-date or whether it has been registered as off the road (SORN).

Check vehicle tax status

Check if a vehicle is insured

You can also check whether your vehicle is insured on the Motor Insurance Database (MID) using the 'askMID' service. Simply enter your vehicle registration and click the 'Check this vehicle' button at the bottom of the page. If you have been in accident and need to check another driver's vehicle insurance status then select 'Other Vehicle Look-up and follow the steps on the 'askMID' page.

Check vehicle insurance status
Important notice to all drivers

If you're vehicle is not on the Motor Insurance Database then please bear in mind this could lead to you being fined or facing prosecution in court. Furthermore, you may have your vehicle impounded, or even disposed of, if you cannot provide proof of insurance. Don't risk it - check today and follow the appropriate action.

MOT Status Check

Any vehicle details now can be entered into the new system, for example by make, or model and the results like the MOT and tax expiry dates will be retrieved.

Checking the status of your car's MOT certificate is important. A vehicle with an expired MOT can only be driven to a garage. It is illegal to drive the vehicle for any other purpose including driving it home from the showroom.

Moreover, checking MOT status can reveal vital information about the condition of the car. This information helps you make an informed decision when, for example, you purchase a second-hand vehicle.

In 2005, a computerised system of MOT checking was introduced and this system has been refined and made more user-friendly as the years have passed. Now, by using the Protyre MOT Checker below you will be able to check your MOT status online.

MOT Checker

All you need to do is to enter the registration number of the vehicle and either the MOT test number (which will be on the VT20 test or the VT30 refusal certificate you received when your car was last tested) or the document reference number (which is found on the logbook if you no longer have the MOT test number). You can also go directly to DVLA website to check on the vehicles MOT status.

Is your MOT due soon? Book your MOT Test with Protyre today!

MOT on Second-hand Cars

The new system makes the purchase of second-hand cars secure and easier. After the purchase of your second-hand car, any doubts you may have about whether the MOT certificate is genuine can be allayed instantly, by performing simple checks on the system.

The Vehicle Enquiry Service

In seconds, you can find out a vehicle's MOT and tax expiry date by carrying out a “vehicle enquiry”.

The vehicle enquiry service itself is a useful service for MOT testers. As many MOT testers will testify, when logging onto the online enquiry service they may discover that the customer has brought their vehicle in too early for an MOT – sometimes more than a month early.

The customer can then decide to take the vehicle away, leaving the tester with unnecessary administrative work of voiding the original test request.

If your vehicle needs an MOT test, Protyre offers trusted, affordable low-cost MOTs, which you can book online here