Finally, you can now receive a free MOT reminder. Find out how and where to sign-up.
I’m slightly embarrassed to admit it, but several years ago I forgot to renew my MOT. It had been a couple of hectic months, and it just occurred to me one day on my way to work. Not having a valid MOT, of course, invalidates your insurance so I was very lucky not to be involved in an accident. It’s not an excuse, but it’s something you can easily forget.
It looks as if the government has realised this and you can now receive a free reminder. One month before your MOT expires, you can either be sent a text or email. And you’ll receive another reminder two weeks later if you still haven’t got it sorted.
What you need to do
Pop along to the government website.
- the vehicle’s number plate (registration number)
- a mobile phone number or email address
And if I get rid of the car?
If you sell or scrap your car, you won’t appreciate being sent a reminder every year. All you need to do is follow the simple steps below.
- following the instructions in the text message
- clicking the unsubscribe link in the email you’ve been sent
You’ll pay the cost of a standard text message to unsubscribe from text reminders.
And that’s it. No excuses for me ever forgetting to renew my MOT again! It’s quite refreshing this has been introduced, but equally worrying that there are probably large numbers of us who forget.