In the UK, vehicles are required to have an annual MOT (Ministry of Transport) at three years from first registration. The MOT test is designed to ensure that your vehicle meets minimum safety and environmental standards. It checks a range of important components and systems, including lights, brakes, steering, suspension, tyres, and emissions.The test is carried out by authorised testers. If your vehicle passes the test, you'll receive an MOT certificate that's valid for 12 months. If it fails on any item identified as dangerous it may not be driven on the road until repaired. Any failed item may compromise your insurance to drive on the road. Minicabs and private hire vehicles may need an MOT more often.