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If your vehicle is three years old or more you must have a valid MOT certificate for it.
An MOT, or Ministry of Transportation test, is an annual inspection that tests both the safety of your vehicle and the level of emissions in the exhaust.
It is a legal requirement in the UK that your vehicle is examined every 12 months.
Without an MOT certificate, you will be unable to renew your road tax and your car cannot be insured.
MOT-nominated testers are accredited by the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) to assess your vehicle against specific safety criteria and to pass it as acceptable and safe or not.