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MOT's around the world

I thought it would be interesting to see how other countries deal with vehicle testing like the MOT.

The UK appears to have a more robust system.


For new cars, the roadworthiness certificate is issued by the car’s manufacturer and can be obtained from the dealership.

The certificate is valid for 15 years and is then renewable every five years.


Greek law requires all vehicles to take a MOT certificate every two years from the moment your vehicle gets 4 years old.


In Spain cars require a test certificate Inspección Técnica de Vehículos. Spanish registered cars that are less than 4 years old are exempt. Those between the ages of 4 and 10 years must be inspected every two years. After 10 years the test is annual.


Vehicle Roadworthy Inspections for light vehicles are required once the vehicle is 5 years old, 10 years old, then annually.


After a car has been in use for three years, it must be tested every 24 months.


In Italy, it is a legal requirement for all cars more than four years old cars to have a 'revisione' (the equivalent of an MOT in the UK) every two years.


In Norway, every registered car must pass a periodic roadworthiness check (the first, 4 years after the date of its first registration and then every other year).



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