When do I need an MOT?
The first MOT test needs to be carried out on the vehicle's 3rd birthday from the date of first registration. This date can be found on the multi-coloured V5 document aka the log book. The MOT test will then need to be done every year on or before the anniversary of this date.
What happens when my MOT runs out?
All MOT data is controlled and monitored by VOSA. There are many cameras around Britain, some of which are mounted to the roof of police patrol vehicles that can detect any vehicle without a valid MOT.
In most cases your insurance will be invalid if you do not have a current MOT for your vehicle.