MOT Txt Reminder Service

Free service

Register your car or light commercial for our free MOT txt reminder service and get a timely reminder as your MOT becomes due.

How the service works

Once you're registered you'll get 3 text reminders to your mobile phone to remind you of your MOT date. 

You can renew your MOT up to 1 month before it expires - and the expiry date will still be 12 months from the original expiry date - giving you up to 13 months MOT in total if you wish.

The txt messages will be sent:

  • 5 weeks before
  • 2 weeks before
  • 3 days before

How much does it cost?

Nothing - we provide this service free of charge.

  • To use our service, you'll need: 
  • a UK registered mobile phone
  • a UK registered vehicle
  • the vehicle's current MOT expiry date
  • to be able to incur charges on the mobile phone or have the bill payer's permission 
  • room in your text message inbox for new messages.

How long will my txt reminder last?

Have your vehicle MOT'd at Richard Nash, and we'll automatically renew your free txt reminder service.

If your vehicle is MOTd elsewhere, you will need to re-register for the service once your current MOT expires.

Cancelling your registration

To cancel your free reminder service at any time just email us at quoting your name, model and registration number.

If you change your number plate

If you change your vehicle number plate (for example, get a personalised number) your MOT reminder text messages may refer to your old number plate.

If you don't get a text for whatever reason, you can't use this as an excuse for not getting your vehicle tested on time. But it's a big help towards making sure your MOT doesn't get left until the last minute or worse still, gets overlooked altogether.

Terms and Conditions
These Terms govern your use of the MOT SMS reminder service provided by Richard Nash Cars Ltd (the Service). By registering for the Service you will be taken to have read, understood and accepted these Terms in the same way as if you had signed a printed version.

These Terms will apply separately to each Registration.

These Terms are applicable to the supply of the Service by:
(1) Richard Nash Cars Limited, Vulcan Road South, Norwich NR6 6AG (RNC)
(2) You.

IT IS AGREED as follows:
1.1 Unless the context otherwise requires:
Cellular Network(s) means a mobile telephone network operated in the United Kingdom; Cellular Phone means a digital cellular handset capable of receiving SMS information services that is connected to a Cellular Network and used to Register for the Service; Register and Registration means the process set out at which You followed to subscribe for the Service;

Service Provider means a third party that You have a contract to use Your Cellular Phone with, where such third party is not the Cellular Network to which the Cellular Phone is connected; and SMS means a text messaging facility of a Cellular Phone.

2.1 These Terms govern RNC’s provision of the Service to You. RNC will provide the Service by using the SMS facility of any Cellular Network capable of receiving the Service.
2.2 To Register and receive the Service, You will need to:
(a) obtain and maintain a Cellular Phone - this includes ensuring the Cellular Phone is charged and has enough space in the Cellular Phone SMS inbox to receive the Service; and
(b) ensure that Your Cellular Phone is connected to a Cellular Network suitable for receiving the Service from RNC.
2.3 You warrant to RNC that You are the owner or legitimate user of the Cellular Phone which You use to Register for the Service; and
2.4 If You sell the vehicle that You Registered for the Service before these Terms expire, then You will be responsible for cancelling Your Registration.

3.1 These Terms shall be effective from the moment You Subscribe to the Service, and shall expire:
(a) When You advise RNC that You longer wish to subscribe to the Service – See 8 ‘CANCELLATION’.
(b) If RNC decides to stop providing the Service – See 8 ‘CANCELLATION’

5.1 You acknowledge that RNC’s responsibilities to You under these Terms extend only to the provision of the Service.
5.2 You accept that the Service is not fit for a particular purpose and that RNC will not be responsible if You do not arrange Your MOT test by its due date.
5.3 RNC will not be responsible for any delay or failure in transmission of the Service caused by local geography, topography, atmospheric conditions, other causes of interference and/or network coverage of Your chosen Cellular Network and/or any other events that are outside RNC’s reasonable control.

6.1 Nothing in these Terms shall exclude or limit RNC’s liability to You for death or personal injury arising from RNC’s negligence.
6.2 Subject to clause 6.1, RNC’s liability shall not in any event include losses related to any business You may engage in, such as lost data, lost profits, lost opportunity, contracts or anticipated savings.
6.3 Subject to the clauses 6.1 and 6.2, if RNC is in breach of these Terms then RNC shall not be responsible for any losses that You may suffer as a result, except those losses which are a foreseeable consequence of RNC’s breach. RNC’s liability to You under this clause 6.3 shall be limited to £50 (fifty pounds).
6.4 You shall be responsible for any losses, expenses or other costs incurred by RNC for third party claims made against RNC because:
(a) You have misused the Service; or
(b) if You use the Service for business purposes, because the Service is faulty or
cannot be used.

7.1 RNC may vary these Terms from time to time to comply with new legislation, statutory instruments, Government regulations, industry codes of practice and guidance, provided that any such variation is clearly published on and notified to You by SMS to Your Cellular Phone.
7.2 You are expected to check and Your Cellular Phone to take notice of any changes made by RNC under clause 7.1, as such changes will be effective from the date on which they are posted on

8.1 If RNC decides to stop providing the Service then it will:
(a) post a notice to this effect on;
(b) stop collecting new Registrations; and
(c) continue providing the Service to all customer who have Registered for the Service before the date RNC posted the notice under (a), until those Registrations expire.
8.2 The Service may be suspended or terminated immediately by RNC if You are in breach of clauses 2.3 and/or 9.1.
8.3 These Terms shall terminate automatically if Your Cellular Phone contract is cancelled by Your Cellular Network or Service Provider (as applicable).
8.4 You may cancel the Service at any time by emailing, the vehicle registration number of the vehicle You no longer wish to receive the Service, the Cellular Phone number associated with the Service and a specific request to unsubscribe to the Service.

9.1 To provide the Service, RNC and its business partners will need to process the information You provide during Registration. By using the Service, You consent to such processing and warrant that all data You provide to RNC is complete and accurate.

10.1 You may not transfer any of Your rights or obligations under these Terms.
10.2 A person who is not a party to these Terms has no rights under the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999 to rely upon or enforce any clause of these Terms, but this does not affect any right or remedy of a third party which exists or is available apart from under that Act.
10.3 The failure to exercise, or delay in exercising, a right, power or remedy provided by these Terms or by law shall not constitute a waiver of that right, power or remedy.
10.4 We will try and resolve any disagreements quickly and efficiently. If You are not happy with the way RNC deals with any disagreement and want to take court proceedings, then You must do so within the United Kingdom.
10.5 The Service provided to You by RNC is subject to these Terms together with the guidance at and any previous written or oral representations made to You by RNC or any RNC representatives.

11.1 If RNC needs to contact You, it will do so by sending a SMS to Your Cellular Phone.
11.2.1 If You have any concerns about material that appears on or wish to contact RNC for any other reason, please email or post a letter to Richard Nash Cars Ltd, Vulcan Road South, Norwich NR6 6AG.