Many people are aware that there are tools available that you can check to ensure a car is free of finance. Many may also be aware that there are websites available to check whether a car is insured or not and whether it has a valid MOT certificate. But did you know that you can check a vehicle's MOT history online, see its MOT tests, failures and advisories? It’s a government website and it’s available here: https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk .
All you need to do is to enter the registration number of the vehicle and the make and you will be presented with the MOT history of the vehicle. This is incredibly useful if you are looking to buy a used vehicle. Instead of having to trail round garages and private sales to check MOT paperwork, you can now simply narrow down your options by checking out cars online. You can see if a vehicle has had a lot of work done on it to pass its last few tests or you may find that it has flown through its last few tests which may suggest it has been well maintained and looked after. It can also reveal sellers that may not be telling the whole truth about a vehicle!
Our used car arm, Tradecarpro, carry out an MOT test with every car they sell, before it goes on the market (and of course repair anything that leads to a fail) but they also rectify anything that is classed as an ‘advisory’ too. Advisories are not failures as such but they are safety components that are beginning to deteriorate and will require replacement sometime in the not-too-distant future. If you are looking to purchase a second-hand vehicle, we strongly suggest you use this website https://www.check-mot.service.gov.uk. Not only can it save you an immense amount of time, it could also prevent you from making a costly buying mistake. Please call Tradecarpro on 0330 900 2600 if you would like any guidance or information regarding this.
3rd of March 2017