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How much is an MOT test? 

At ATS Euromaster a Class 4 MOT costs £29.99 and Class 7 MOTs cost £39.99.

The MOT (Ministry of Transport) test is required for all vehicles aged 3 years or older. To discover what’s checked during an MOT, refer to our companion article.

No MOT can cost more than £54.85 (for a car) or £29.65 (for a motorcycle). Full pricing details, courtesy of the GOV.uk website, are listed below, though be aware that ATS Euromaster has a range of industry-leading deals available, with next-day appointments to boot. 


Maximum MOT costs


Class

Vehicle type

Age first MOT needed (years)

Maximum MOT fee
   
1   
   
Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)   
   
3   
   
£29.65   
   
1   
   
Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)   
   
3   
   
£37.80   
   
2   
   
Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)   
   
3   
   
£29.65   
   
2   
   
Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)   
   
3   
   
£37.80   
   
3   
   
3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)   
   
3   
   
£37.80   
   
4   
   
3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Motor caravans   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net   power of 15kw)   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Dual purpose vehicles   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Ambulances and taxis   
   
1   
   
£54.85   
   
4   
   
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)   
   
1   
   
£57.30   
   
4   
   
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)   
   
3   
   
£54.85   
   
4a   
   
Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt   installation check   
   
n/a   
   
£64   
   
5   
   
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)   
   
1   
   
£59.55   
   
5   
   
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger   seats)   
   
1   
   
£80.65   
   
5   
   
Playbuses   
   
1   
   
£80.65   
   
5a   
   
Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt   installation check   
   
n/a   
   
£80.50   
   
5a   
   
Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation   check   
   
n/a   
   
£124.50   
   
7   
   
Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)   
   
3   
   
£58.60   

 

Why do cars fail their MOT?

Five of the most common reasons are: 

  1. Objects that could obstruct the driver’s view – including stickers and permits. 
  2. Warning lights that show up on the dashboard when the engine is switched on. 
  3. A messy cabin.
  4. No fluid in the screen washer.
  5. A problem with your registration plate – for a personalised plate, ensure it adheres to DVLA standards.


Of course, serious problems might need to be taken care of as well. Have the repairs done at the garage and then take the test again – you won’t be charged the second time, provided you’re using the same provider throughout. 

Check out our MOT testing page for more information.