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MOT Rules

What is an MOT?

M.O.T. stands for Ministry Of Transport.

All Gordons Tyres MOT centres are approved by DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency)

All UK cars 3 years old and over require a valid MOT certificate by law.

The MOT scheme is a road safety measure designed to ensure that all cars, motorcycles and light goods vehicles more than 3 years old are properly maintained.

At least once a year a vehicle must be examined at an authorised MOT test station to make sure that they comply with certain important requirements of the law.

How soon can I have an MOT test?

MOT tests can be carried out on your car up to one month prior to the expiry date of an existing UK MOT certificate provided that a current MOT certificate is presented to the examiner at the time of the test.

See the chart below for further information.

MOT Test Fees

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The MOT test fee depends on the type of vehicle. The fees shown are the maximum a test centre can charge and are not subject to VAT.

Vehicle typeAge first MOT needed (years)Fee
Motorbike3£29.65
Motorbike with sidecar3£37.80
3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£37.80
3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£54.85
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£54.85
Motor caravans3£54.85
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£54.85
Dual purpose vehicles3£54.85
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£54.85
Ambulances and taxis1£54.85
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£57.30
Class 4a vehiclesn/a£64*
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£59.55
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£80.65
Class 5a vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats)n/a£80.50*
Class 5a vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats)n/a£124.50*
Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg DGW)3£58.60

*Includes seat belt installation check.

MOT Testing Stations

Green Street
Lock Lane
Castleford
West Yorkshire
WF10 2LY
01977 603 388
Unit 8 Hawksworth Commercial Park
Leeds
LS13 4AT
0113 255 9466
Albert Drive/Flanshaw Way
Silkwood Park
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF2 9LP
01924 290301 (Commercial) 01924 376551 (Retail)
Aberford Road
Stanley
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF3 4AF
01924 820266
412 Manchester Road
Stocksbridge
Sheffield
South Yorkshire
S36 2DS
0114 288 1880