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MOT – Northern Ireland

The Ministry of Transport test (more usually known as the MOT) is an annual test of car safety, including roadworthiness aspects and exhaust emissions which are applicable to most vehicles over four years old in Northern Ireland if they are used on public roads.

The test certificate relates only to the condition of the testable items at the time of the test and should not be regarded as evidence of their condition at any other time; nor should it be accepted as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.

The Driver and Vehicle Agency operates 15 MOT testing throughout Northern Ireland.  A strict routine is uniformly applied in all Test Centres to test the safety and roadworthiness of your vehicle.

For further information, including how to book an MOT test please visit – www.nidirect.gov.uk – Test appointment.

Page last checked: February 2016

This webpage is for general information purposes only and while we endeavour to keep it up-to-date, errors may occur.  It is very important that you check with the relevant body to ensure the information is current and is applicable to your situation: – North /  South

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