Why does my car's history show two MoT tests every year?

I'm looking at buying a car but the DVLA check shows the car as having two MoT tests every year. Could this car be cloned or is there another explanation?

Asked on 8 April 2020 by David Wilson

Answered by Dan Powell
There are a number of reasons why a car might have more than one MoT test a year. In many cases, it's because the car has been sold to the trade and the dealer wants to make the vehicle more desirable (and profitable) by selling it with a full 12 month certificate.

If the car was used as a taxi or private hire vehicle then it'll need two MoTs, as the majority of local councils require a MoT every six months for licensing.

If you are worried, I'd recommend making some important checks: www.honestjohn.co.uk/cheap-car-history-checks
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