New MoT history website launched

The government has launched a new website ( allowing users to check the MoT history of any UK car by simply inputting in the make and registration number.

The new service promises to be an invaluable tool for used car buyers.

The website gives detailed information of the car’s MoT history such as the dates of all the previous tests, the MoT test number, the mileage when tested, and most importantly whether the car passed or not.

If the car has failed, the site even tells users what the reasons for failure were. Advisory notices such as worn tyres, brake pads, or corrosion, for example, are also highlighted. This will prove hugely beneficial for buyers in the second hand market, as it will give buyers a more informed view of any potential purchase they make.

The website, which is still in ‘Beta form’, even has a reminder on when your latest MoT certificate runs out.

The DVSA is also launching another website which will allow users to see when the vehicle was first registered; its CO2 emissions, tax band and when their next tax payment is due.