MOT Check

Classes of Vehicle for MOT.

There are several classes for different types of vehicle. A garage must be registered as an approved testing station for each class of vehicle it wishes to test, so be sure to check that the garage you have chosen is approved to test your class of vehicle.

In addition, the age at which a vehicle must first pass an MOT, and the MOT cost itself, varies depending on the vehicle class and type. Individual garages do not necessarily charge the fees listed below, so check with your MOT testing station beforehand.

Details for the various MOT vehicle classes are:

Class Vehicle Description 1st Test MOT Cost
Class 1 Motorbike (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3 Years £ 29.65
Motorbike with sidecar (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3 Years £ 37.80
Class 2 Motorbike (engine size over 200 cm3) 3 Years £ 29.65
Motorbike with sidecar (engine size over 200 cm3) 3 Years £ 37.80
Class 3 3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight) 3 Years £ 37.80
Class 4 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight) 4 Years £ 54.85
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3 Years £ 54.85
Motor caravans 3 Years £ 54.85
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw) 3 Years £ 54.85
Dual purpose vehicles 3 Years £ 54.85
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) 3 Years £ 54.85
Ambulances and taxis 1 Years £ 54.85
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) 1 Years £ 57.30
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight) 3 Years £ 54.85
Class 4A Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check n/a £ 64.00
Class 5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats) 1 Years £ 59.55
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats) 1 Years £ 80.65
Playbuses 1 Years £ 80.65
Class 5A Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check n/a £ 80.50
Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check n/a £ 124.50
Class 7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight) 3 Years £ 58.60