How much does a MOT cost?

The cost of a MOT depends on the vehicle you are having tested. This page shows the maximum price a test centre can charge to give you an idea of cost. You can often find local garages will have offers of discounted MOTs so it's worth looking around.

For the most common type of vehicle, a car, the maximum cost of a MOT is £54.85.

ClassTypeAge first MOT needed (years)MOT test fee
1 Motorbike (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3 £29.65
1 Motorbike with sidecar (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3 £37.80
2 Motorbike (engine size over 200 cm3) 3 £29.65
2 Motorbike with sidecar (engine size over 200 cm3) 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

 Data from: https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees