What MOT class Do I Need

Our simple guide to what MOT class you need

So your vehicle has turned 3 years old, and it’s now time for its first MOT. Or, maybe you’ve got a used car or van that’s due it’s first MOT with you as the driver. The question is “what MOT class is my vehicle?”

Although the usual MOT most cars, vans and motorhomes require is class 4 there are lots of options. From class 1 MOT to class 7 MOT, we explain what motor needs what MOT below. Although we at Cross Lane Garage in Wakefield specialise in class 4, we understand that every road vehicle has a different need.

Here’s our simple guide to help you understand what MOT is right for you!

  • Class 1 MOT

    moped class 1 motClass 1 MOTS cover smaller engine mopeds and motorcycle vehicles with engines up to 200cc.

  • Class 2 MOT

    mot class 2

    Class 2 MOT checks are for the more powerful road bikes and motorcycles with engines over 200cc.

  • Class 3 MOT

    3 Wheeler MOT

    Class 3 MOTs are for your “Only Fools and Horses” style 3-wheel vehicles, as well as any other 3 wheeler motors.

  • Class 4 MOT

    MOT class 4 cars

    Class 4 MOT checks are what we do, here at Cross Lane Garage. It’s your standard MOT for most cars or motor vehicles that have up to 8 passenger seats. This also includes taxis & private hire cars, ambulances, motorhomes, campervans, most vans & smaller commercial vehicles that weight up to 3,000KG.

  • Class 4a MOT

    MOT Class 4a

    Class 4a MOTs are for slighter larger minibuses or passenger vehicles with 9 – 12 seats and it includes a seat belt installation check.

  • Class 5 MOT

    bus Class 5 MOT

    Class 5 MOT checks are for private passenger vehicles, coaches or ambulances with 13 or more seats. Although, this check doesn’t cover the seat belt safety.

  • Class 5a MOT

    MOT class 5a

    The class 5 MOT checks is for 13 or more seat passenger vehicles, coaches or minibuses and it includes the seat belt installation safety checks.

  • Class 6 MOT

    MOT class 6 joker

    Got you! This one’s a Wild Card, as there isn’t a Class 6 MOT check.

  • Class 7 MOT

    class 7 MOT

    The class 7 MOT is for bigger goods vehicles weighing from 3,000 – 3,500 KG and it includes larger Transit vans, lorries, high-tops and trucks.

Well folks, now you know what MOT you need!

Better still, if you’re looking to get a Class 4 MOT completed and you’re in the Wakefield area why not call us. We can book you in quickly, and even offer free local collection and delivery for your convenience. Being a specialist MOT garage, we can help your vehicle pass and stay safe on those Yorkshire roads!

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