How much should an MOT cost?

How much will my mot cost?

If you're not sure how much your MOT should cost, we've got you covered! As your local MOT experts, here's our guide on how much an MOT should cost.

MOT costs are regulated and there’s a maximum amount that MOT test stations can charge. The actual amount varies depending on the vehicle type - but for a car it costs a maximum of £54.85 and for a standard motorcycle it’s £29.65. Also, the MOT fee is VAT free.

Class Vehicle Type Age first MOT needed (years) Maximum MOT fee*
4 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight) 3 £54.85
4 Cars (up to 8 passenfer 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
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight) 3 £58.60

MOT costs are regulated and there’s a maximum amount that MOT test stations can charge. The actual amount varies depending on the vehicle type - but for a car it costs a maximum of £54.85 and for a standard motorcycle it’s £29.65. Also, the MOT fee is VAT free.

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