Euroband can provide you with a full maintenance package for all car brands including MOT.
MOT is obligatory throughout Europe. The Dutch inspection obligation is described in the Motorway Regulations 1994 and in all derived regulations. During the MOT the car is tested on its safety and environmental requirements. For instance the brakes must work well and the car mustn’t emit too many polluting residues.
The MOT frequency for privately owned cars and light vans on petrol will decrease. These cars must have their first MOT done when they’re four years old and afterwards every two years and after eight years on a yearly basis. The new regulations will go in to effect on the 1st of January 2008 and are applicable to0 all cars built in 2005 and later.
Due to safety and environmental issues the MOT frequency for cars on diesel or on LP-gas will be maintained. These cars need to have their first MOT when they’re 3 years old and afterwards on a yearly basis. This is also valid for privately owned cars and light vans built before 2005.
From January 1st 2008 the MOT for old-timers (cars built before 1960) will be abolished and at the same time the MOT frequency for cars older than 30 years will be reduced to once every two years.
The RDW (Governmental Department for Road Traffic) sends car owners a MOT reminder. But you are still the one that is responsible for having your car checked. You can have your MOT done at RDW approved garages and testing centres throughout The Netherlands.
Despite the MOT it is advisable to have you car checked and maintained on a regular basis so as to make sure that it is save. You can find more information on the MOT at the RDW.