This Simple MoT Trick Will Save UK Drivers Millions

Wed 8th May 2019

Did you know that you can now order a replacement MoT certificate online free of charge?

A change in the regulations is making it easier for vehicle owners to view, print and save any MoT certificate issued after 20 May 2018, with the service from the Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) saving drivers up to £10 a time.

MoT centres issued more than 636,000 replacement certificates last year, but more worryingly some unofficial websites have been charging motorists for lookalike certificates, which are unlicensed by the DVSA making them useless.

The new service from the DVSA is part of the MoT history service and ensures that car owners should no longer need to visit a third party website, especially as the replacement certificates are free of charge and come from the official government website.

Drivers can check their MoT test history and order a replacement by simply typing in the 11-digit reference number from the vehicle log book, the V5C.

Those traditionalists who insist on paying for a replacement can still do so by visiting any accredited MoT centre with the requested details such as vehicle registration and log book and paying up to £10. The good news is that it doesn’t even have to be the centre that did the original MoT.