South West Drivers most likely to forget their MOT

South West Drivers most likely to forget their MOT



A short while ago we published a blog showing you that a couple of minutes worth of pre-MOT checks could save you a costly fail on your MOT. This was courtesy of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and now the organisation has shared some pretty concerning figures regarding the number of drivers who forget that their MOT is due. According to the study, almost 41% of drivers in the South West admitted to driving their car at least once without a valid MOT. With new registration vehicles out in September, now is one of the key times of year when MOTs can be due. If you think you could be due an MOT in Plymouth or the South West then it’s time to take action and check!


An MOT is not only a legal requirement for standard vehicles once they reach three years old, it is one of the essential ways to maintain some peace of mind that your car is running safely. If you don’t benefit from any kind of reminder service to tell you when yours is due you could risk falling foul of forgetfulness. Getting caught out without an MOT is no laughing matter as you could risk a fine of up to £1000 as well as invalidating your car insurance, leading to penalty points and worse.


To help ensure you don’t find yourself late with booking your MOT, there is now a free reminder service that is recommended. Visit to register the date of your MOT and each year you’ll receive a reminder in plenty of time. As well as this, many dealerships and service centres that offer MOTs will also issue reminders as part of their service and this is the case with MOTs carried out through Vospers. You’ll also benefit from reminders if you register with your car’s manufacturer too as many such as Peugeot offer a similar service. If you’re a Peugeot owner, then visit to register your vehicle. So plenty of ways to make sure you don’t forget!

For drivers due an MOT in Plymouth or other Vospers regions including Exeter, Truro and Penzance then do consider contacting us to discuss pre-MOT advice to help you avoid failure for a minor issue.