MOT costs

We will arrange your vehicle’s Statutory MOT Test

For class 4 vehicles (cars, small LCVs) the standard fee for the test is currently £54.85. We do not charge any other fee except for retest fees as defined below.

There may be additional charges in addition to the test fee for class 5 (Mini Bus) and class 7 (Commercial Van) vehicles depending upon where tested.


Free retest: No fee will be charged for a retest if your vehicle is left with us for repair or if it fails on any of the items below and returned before the end of the next working day:

Bonnet, Boot lid, Brake pedal anti-slip device, Direction indicators, Doors, Fuel filler cap Hazard warning lights, Horn, Lamps, Loading door, Mirrors, Rear reflectors, Registration plates, Seat belts (but not anchorages) Seats, Sharp edges or projections, Steering wheel, Tailgate, Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) Windscreen and glass, Windscreen washer and wipers, Wheels & Tyres

Chargeable Retest

If your car has failed on more major items and you either fix it yourself or get another garage to fix it you will need to bring it back for a partial re-test within 10 working days. Cost £28.00

The main items checked when conducting an MOT Test

  • BRAKES: Operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested

on a roller brake tester. Condition of brake components is not checked unless they are visible without removing the wheels or using any tools.

  • DOORS: Open and close, latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open
  • from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access
  • to testable items (i.e. Seat Belts)
  • EXHAUST EMISSIONS: Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emissions. These
  • vary according to the age and fuel type of the vehicle
  • EXHAUST SYSTEM: Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences emitted noise effectively
  • FUEL SYSTEM: No leaks; fuel cap fastens securely and seals correctly
  • HORN: Correct operation and type (e.g., not multi-tone)
  • LAMPS: Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be
  • checked to see if the aim is correct and that the light output isn't compromised by obscured lenses
  • MIRRORS: Presence, condition and security. Left door mirror of a right hand drive car is not obligatory if the
  • interior mirror is in place. The requirement is for one rear view mirror each side of the driver
  • REGISTRATION PLATES: Condition, security, legibility, format of letters and numbers (legality)
  • SEATS: Front seats secure. Front and rear seat backs can be secured in the upright position
  • SEATBELTS: All compulsory seatbelts must be in place. Seatbelts installed are checked for type,
  • condition, operation and security.
  • STEERING AND SUSPENSION: Condition and correct operation, without leaks or excessive
  • wear or damage to components,
  • WHEELS & TYRES: Condition, security, size and type. Tread depth (must have a minimum
  • 1.6mm of tread depth across middle 3/4 of the tyre tread). Spare tyres are not tested although
  • it is a legal requirement for any spare tyre carried to comply with legal requirements.
  • WINDSCREEN: Check for chips and cracks in the windscreen. In the wiped area in front of the driver
  • any chip or damage cannot be bigger than 10mm, in other areas swept by the wipers that damage cannot be more than 40mm
  • WIPERS/WASHERS: Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road without leaving residue which
  • causes distortion of the view.
  • VEHICLE STRUCTURE: Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges
  • which may cause harm to any other user including pedestrians
  • VIN (Chassis Number): A vehicle identification number must be permanently displayed and legible, usually at the base of the windscreen.

           Additional items are added from time to time, this list cannot be relied upon to be complete or accurate.