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You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.

It isn’t the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn’t check its general mechanical condition.

You must get an MOT test for your car by either:

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

MOT Price List

  • Quad Bikes                          £35.00
  • Cars & Small Vans              £40.00
  • Class 7 Large Vans             £58.60

Including a free re-test

In some cases, you’ll need to get a test when it’s one year old – check the MOT table to see if this applies to your vehicle.

You’ll then need to renew your MOT before it expires. The earliest date you can renew is one month before it expires – this date is printed on the pass certificate.

Get your MOT done early at SOS Autos for vehicles that are coming up to the third aniversary of registration. That way if it fails on any item covered by your manufacturers warranty you will then have plenty of time for the dealership to carry out the repair – free of charge ! .

Cars, including 3-wheeled vehicles more than 450 kg unladen weight, taxis, minibuses and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats, Goods Vehicles not exceeding 3,000 kg Design Gross Weight (DGW), motor caravans and Dual Purpose Vehicles.
Goods vehicles over 3,000 kg up to and including 3,500 kg DGW. If a vehicle is presented with a manufacturer’s plate and a ‘Ministry plate’ the weights to be used are those on the ‘Ministry plate’.

The MOT test was first introduced in 1960 under the direction of the Minister of Transport, Earnest Marples under powers in the Road Traffic Act 1956. The test was originally a basic test including brakes, lights and steering check which was to be carried out after the vehicle was ten years old and every year thereafter. This became known as the “ten year test”, or alternatively the “Ministry of Transport Test”.  The list of items tested has been continually expanded over the years.