VED, insurance and MOT status for a car|
With a classic car,
it is very easy to overlook when an MOT test is due or that you need to tax or
SORN the car, so here are some useful links to online services which could help
you avoid difficulties with the DVLA or police.
Looking at getting a
If you are considering buying an MGV8 then two DVLA services
are well worth using as checks: the MOT history enquiry and the V888 procedure.
MOT history & V888
Enquiry Service (VES) - an online service for checking the information held
on its database for a vehicle. DVLA have made the entry webpage easier to use
in two ways: first the VRN can be entered as a continuous character stream and
not in the format used on the plate and second you no longer need to state the
make of car. The online report will tell you when your VED/SORN and MOT are due
to expire. VES search &
NEWS & V888
Insurance Database or MID is a central database of currently insured vehicles.
It is worth checking as mistakes have been known in recording the information
provided by insurance companies. Take care. it can take 5 days for your insurer
to update the MID. askMID search & MID
the MOT history of a car - the GOV.UK website has a website where you type
in the registration (VRN) of the car and up pops the report. It will show earlier
MOT test results and the mileages at those dates. |
history search & guide & example
of a report
online - you will need either the 16 digit reference number from your renewal
reminder, or the 11 digit reference number from your Registration Document and
your vehicle registration mark (VRN or number plate). VED
online - you can declare a SORN on your car using the online service on the
GOV.UK website. SORN application
Please note that the results of MOT tests carried out before
the new computerised system was introduced in April 2005 are not held on the database.
of Use: You may use the GOV.UK site to obtain information about MOT tests on a
vehicle in which you have a legitimate interest. For example, you are the owner,
registered keeper or are about to buy the vehicle. The use of this site for other
purposes is not authorised.