In fact yes you can, an MOT test can be carried out up to one month before the expiry date on your latest certificate and still have the same renewal date the following year.
This effectively gives you a 13 month valid certificate. For example if your certificate expires on the 21st March you can have your MOT test between the 22nd February and the expiry date. Your next test date will be the 21st March the following year.
Can I Do It Even Earlier?
In fact you can, but there is an exception that your renewal date will change the following year and you will be on a 12 month term as apposed to a 13 month term as explained above.
Using the same example as above with a renewal date of 21st March and you take the MOT test on the 21st February, your next test date will be this date exactly.
What If I Misplaced My Certificate?
If you have no need to worry, either bring your last MOT test number or V5C document to the garage and we can look it up for you and provide a new one if necessary. You will need to also supply your vehicle registration number which is on the V5C document. A charge will be made for doing this, call us for details.
If My MOT Fails, Is My Old MOT Date Still Valid?
Even if you still have some time left before your old certificate expires, we strongly recommend against it unless we believe it is safe to do so. You will be advised either way. It is dangerous to drive an un-roadworthy vehicle and endorsements can be applied to your drivers license.