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The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

You must get an MOT for your vehicle by either:

  • the third anniversary of its registration

  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it’s over 3 years old

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on your current MOT pass certificate. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date. You can get an MOT earlier, but the renewal date for the following year will change to one year (minus a day) from the date the vehicle last passed its MOT.


To see exactly what is specified by the Government in the MOT test click here.

MOT Costs

Class 4 - £54.85 - Vehicles up to 8 passengers and motorhomes 

Class 5L - £59.55 - Private passenger vehicles, motor caravans, ambulances and dual-purpose vehicles in all cases with 13 or more passenger seats up to 4,000kg 

Class 7 - £58.60 - Commercial vehicles weighing 3,000kg to 3,500kg. The Class 7 includes an additional check of the tyres to ensure they are suitable for the extra weight.

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