MOT costs

Published by Carl Wilson on

There’s a maximum amount MOT test stations can charge. This depends on the type of vehicle.

The maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle.

You do not pay VAT on the fee.

Vehicle classAge first MOT needed (years)Maximum MOT fee
Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)13£29.65
Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)13£37.80
Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)23£29.65
Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)23£37.80
3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)33£37.80
3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)43£54.85
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)43£54.85
Motor caravans43£54.85
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg – for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)43£54.85
Dual purpose vehicles43£54.85
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)43£54.85
Ambulances and taxis41£54.85
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)41£57.30
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)43£54.85
Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check4an/a£64
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)51£59.55
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)51£80.65
Playbuses51£80.65
Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check5an/a£80.50
Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check5an/a£124.50
Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)73£58.60
Source: https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees
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Carl Wilson

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Getting an MOT · 6 January 2021 at 9:36 am

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