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 don’t pay VAT on the fee.
|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||Quads (max unladen weight 400kg – for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)||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|
|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|
MOT test prices vary from garage to garage and are dependent on the type of vehicle you own. For a car MOT, test centres can only charge up to the official DVSA (formerly the DVLA) maximum fee of £54.85.
Many MOT price’s for cars and other class 4 vehicles are just £29.99, saving 45% off the maximum DVSA fee.