cost of mot

How much should I pay for my MOT?

MOT Cost

How much should your MOT cost? This is a question with many answers. After all, everyone knows that your MOT is an annual legal requirement (after your car turns 3 years old) yet how much you pay can vary massively.

To uncover the answer, firstly let’s explore the price that the Government’s DVSA state and secondly, let’s look at how you can save with your local garage.

The DVSA MOT Price


DVSA’s recommended MOT price

The Driving & Vehicles Standard Agency set the UK guidelines for MOT test prices. So, being a Class 4 MOT Testing Centre I can confirm that the class 4 MOT standard fee is set a £54.85.

Just in case you’re curious about what a Class 4 vehicle is, it includes most cars, vans, taxis and motorcaravans. Although if you’re still unclear, check out our “What MOT Class Do I Need” blog HERE.

But hold on a minute, that seems quite expensive!

Will your MOT always cost this much? The answer is NO, it won’t. For instance, most local MOT testing stations charge less than this. Because the DVSA’s MOT price is set as a maximum national limit, it allows some garages to set a lower rate. So make sure that you shop around, as you will usually find a lower price with a garage that you can trust!

SAVE – Our MOT Price


Our MOT cost, a low fixed price!

The great news is that here at Cross Lane Garage, we believe in both quality and value for money. That is why when you book your MOT with us, you get more than just a great price. Yup, you get the premium MOT service, thorough safety checks and we even clean your car at the end. Better still, we offer a free local collection & delivery service that works around you.

And that rate of £40 applies to all Class 4 MOTs that we complete, from cars to vans to motorhomes!

MOT Costs – Summary

In summary, MOT test prices vary from garage to garage, but you should never pay more than £54.85. So shop around! But remember, the cheapest MOT is not always the best. So be careful, make sure you get the best price MOT but look for a VOSA approved testing station with a good reputation. For example, find a garage that has great reviews, like us! In simple terms, research your garage and stay safe on the road!

Finally, if you are based in Wakefield, why not come to us? We have been Wakefield’s first choice for reliable MOTs for decades, plus our MOTs cost just £40! So you can rest easy knowing that your MOT cost is low and that your vehicle is in safe hands. But don’t just take our word for it, check out Google or our REVIEWS page and see what our customers say!

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