MOT testing service
The MOT Testing Service is working normally.
The last outage was on booking test slots was on Wednesday 7 October 2020 between 6:30pm and 10:30pm.
Get MOT reminders
The MOT reminders service is working normally.
The last outage was on Tuesday 8 September between 2pm and 5pm.
Check the MOT history of a vehicle
The MOT history service is working normally.
The last outage was on Tuesday 19 February 2019 between 10:30am and midday.
Getting and entering a contingency code
For information on how to enter contingency codes, take a look at our contingency testing guidance.
To find out how another tester can also enter a contingency test if the original test isn't available, take a look at our guidance on known issues and workarounds for the MOT testing service.
If a contingency code is not displayed above, and it's outside of MOT testing service desk opening hours, email email@example.com to request a code.
Help and support
Please note DVSA Customer Service Centres are open 07:30 - 18:00
Telephone: 0300 1239000
For the latest information about MOT testing during the COVID-19 outbreak please click on the links below
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due before 30 March 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOTs for cars, vans and motorcycles due from 30 March 2020
- Coronavirus (COVID-19): MOT centre and tester guidance
Keep up to date
We regularly send email updates to MOT testing service users with important information and news about the service.
To make sure you get these updates, check your email address is correct on your MOT testing service profile.