MOT Online History check

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MOT Online History check

Post by DJC777 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:10 am

You can now check a cars MOT history online even if you don't own the car. Just out in Beta test it should be handy when looking at buying another car.

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Now here on the site.


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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by peter freeman » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:37 am

Pity it does not go that far back - our Coupe is just coming up to starting at zero miles again ( 60 miles short at the moment ) and I would like to know if that's 100,000 ( very doubtful ) 200,000 ( possible ) or 300,000 ( my best bet ) - not that it makes any real difference.

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by Nigel Clark » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:56 pm

It's a good system, thank you for the tip.

I took my Triumph 650 for MoT this afternoon and checked just now when I got home. It's up to date and shows the pass issued one hour earlier, so must work real time.


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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by tanuki » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Brilliant !

I could check all MOT details of the Flying Sub way back to 2006 8)
As far as mileage goes, only the most recent MOT showed some odometer reading :?:

However I could not get any information on Purple ... registration is not recognized in the system :evil:
( funny enough since they both were exported to France on the same Year 2011 :roll: )

Did the same for the Chimaera, and found the same results that I had collected in the past, again the odometer reading shows only for the recente MOTs (since 2010)

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by Roger Pennington » Thu Oct 22, 2015 5:50 pm

That's very handy, thanks for the tip-off Dave :D

It presumably only goes back to when the system was computerised, which was IIRC, 2005?


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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by Corky » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:15 pm

Thanks for the link, very useful indeed.

Though I was disappointed to find that the beautiful gold SE5A I used to own hasn't been MOT'd since 2006 :( I wonder what has become of it :?:

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by b.c.flat hat » Thu Oct 22, 2015 6:44 pm

Whoops, mine ain't on it so I've sent them an e-mail asking why, I'll come back with their response, Crusty.

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:40 pm

But they have removed the last 3 years mileage from the paper version they hand over on completion of MoT :? , it was handy as at a glance you'd see how many (few :oops: ) miles done each year

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by alan.wells » Thu Oct 22, 2015 8:57 pm

Just put reg no and Reliant ( No model )

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by Poppy » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:25 pm

Could we make it a 'Sticky' before it gets lost in the mists of time.

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by toomanysabres » Fri Oct 23, 2015 9:59 pm

Good Idea

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by Barrie James » Fri Oct 23, 2015 11:13 pm

Thanks for the link, very useful, surprised to learn that my recently acquired SS1 Was MOT'd in Aug 2010, showing 41,715mls and then in June this year showing 42,427mls. Just 712mls between, five years apart, MOTs. Now showing 42,767 and in the last week I've put 209 of the 340 since the MOT. I must see if I can find what happened between 2011 and 2014 when the previous owner acquired it, as I've no history at all.

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by PeterSE6a » Sat Oct 24, 2015 3:25 pm

Thanks for that link,just checked my Skoda and nice to see they record the mileages too :)

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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by myredscimitar » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:43 am

I used this link a couple of weeks ago ( to see what became of cars I'd sold on in the past ... sadly deceased it would appear ), but today the link does not work.

The original post did say it was a Beta test version though.


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Re: MOT Online History check

Post by scimjim » Wed Nov 18, 2015 9:59 am

Now here on the site.

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