Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for a vehicle is required when it is three years old and carried out up to 1 month before it is due.
An MOT test ensures your vehicle meets the minimum road safety standard. It's designed to keep you and other road users safe and your insurance isn't valid if you don't have an MOT certificate.