How Much Does an MOT Cost?

The Ministry of Transport test (often abbreviated as MOT or MOT test) is a yearly test given in the United Kingdom for cars to assess their safety, roadworthiness and exhaust emissions. It is comparable to when Americans must have their vehicles pass a safety inspection. The test is required for most vehicles more than three years old in the U.K. if they travel on public roads.


Cost of MOT

From local car repair shops throughout Great Britain to DVA testing centers in Northern Ireland, the MOT test is offered. Fees for the test vary according to the type (or class) of vehicle you own. As of April 6, 2010, the maximum cost for an MOT is [1]:

  • Class I: Solo Motorcycles – £29.65
  • Class II: Motorcycle Combinations – £37.80
  • Class III: Three wheeled vehicles – £37.80
  • Class IV: Cars & light vans – £54.85
  • Class IV: Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances (9-12 Passenger Seats) – £57.30
  • Class IVa: Includes seat belt installation check – £64.00
  • Class V: Non-PSV minibuses/ buses (13-16 passenger seats) – £59.55
  • Class V: Non-PSV minibuses/ buses (17 or more passenger seats) – £80.65
  • Class Va: Non-PSV minibuses/ buses with additional seat belts (13-16 passenger seats) – £80.50
  • Class Va: Non-PSV minibuses/ buses with additional seat belts (17 or more passenger seats) – £124.50
  • Class VII: Light goods vehicles – £58.60
  • Maximum fee for duplicate test certificate – £10.00

Sources:

[1] http://www.dft.gov.uk/vosa/repository/MOT%20test%20fees%20and%20appeals%20aPR%2010.pdf

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