How to check my cars MOT due date

Thankfully road tax is included for the duration of your lease with all of our contracts. However, MOT is something that is often overlooked by individuals leasing a car. 


As MOT tests are relatively inexpensive, the cost is not really the main concern. It is the possibility of driving an unroadworthy car that is the concern with the legal and safety implications associated with this. 


As a car leasing broker based in Milton Keynes, we at Kardi Leasing understand the importance of keeping our customers informed about the necessary requirements for their leased vehicles. One crucial aspect that often leads to confusion is the MOT (Ministry of Transport) testing, particularly for customers leasing pre-registered cars. In this blog post, we aim to shed light on the MOT regulations and clarify the timeline for MOT testing, ensuring our customers are well-informed and prepared.


  1. What is an MOT and why is it important?
  • The MOT ensures the roadworthiness and safety of vehicles.
  • It is a legal requirement of having a valid MOT certificate for most vehicles in the UK.
  1. Understanding the MOT timeline for leased cars:
  • There is often a misconception regarding the MOT timeline for pre-registered cars. The MOT date is based off the date of first registration, not the date of delivery
  • It is important to be aware of the date of first registration in the case of Pre-Registered cars
  1. Communicating the MOT timeline to customers:
  • This is where dealing with a broker like Kardi Leasing, instead of dealing directly with finance companies is a great advantage.
  • Kardi leasing will make you aware at the point of ordering if the MOT is your responsibility.
  • Kardi Leasing is available at any point throughout your lease agreement to handle any queries and confirm any dates. 
  1. Proactive measures for customers:
  • We encourage customers to stay on top of their vehicle maintenance and we also offer maintenance packages to support this. 
  • It is important to stay organised. We recommend going to the DVLA website and setting up an automated MOT reminder. 
  1. The consequences of non-compliance:
  • Driving without an MOT is not only unsafe but it could land you in legal trouble with a fine of up to £2,500
  • If you are involved in an accident and do not have a valid MOT you are likely to be liable for the repairs. 
  1. Kardi Leasing's commitment to customer support:
  • Kardi Leasing are rated 5 stars on Trustpilot. Customer service is at the heart of everything that we do. 
  • Our team is readily available to answer any queries or concerns regarding MOT testing and other leasing-related matters.

Conclusion: At Kardi Leasing Milton Keynes, we believe in empowering our customers with knowledge and ensuring they understand their responsibilities as vehicle leaseholders. By clarifying the MOT timeline for pre-registered cars and providing proactive measures, we aim to support our customers in meeting their legal obligations. Stay informed, mark your calendars, and trust Kardi Leasing to provide exceptional customer support throughout your leasing journey.

Remember, an up-to-date MOT certificate not only keeps you compliant with the law but also ensures the safety and roadworthiness of your leased vehicle.



Should you have any have any queries about Car Leasing in Milton Keynes or anywhere in the UK please contact our helpful team.

We recommend taking out a maintenance or service plan. This will cover the cost of your MOT and the hotline will also manage the booking on your behalf. You can learn more about our maintenance packages by clicking here

Set a reminder

If you are concerned about your lease cars MOT due date, you can set a reminder with the DVLA which will notify you in advance of your tests due date.