If your car is more than three years old, it has to take and pass an MOT test every year. Motorcycles, mopeds and scooters over three years old must also take the test.
The MOT was introduced in 1960 by the then Ministry of Transport to check that vehicles were safe and roadworthy. Today, they also have to meet emission standards. If your car’s MOT is due, you can get it tested at any approved car-repair garage – look out for the familiar blue “three triangles” logo.