You can take your car for an MOT at any time, but the test will only be valid for 12 months from the test date.
If you want to preserve the same MOT date, the earliest you can take your vehicle for an MOT is one calendar month before the expiry date.
For example, if your MOT expires on the 1st of February, you can take your vehicle for an MOT on the 1st of January, meaning your new MOT would be valid for 13 months.
If you're not sure when your current MOT certificate expires, use our free MOT check service to find out.
You can also use the book an MOT service to find test centres in your local area.