How much does an MOT cost? Plus 2023 prices and deals at National

MOTs are a legal requirement, but they do cost drivers different amounts depending on the type of vehicle being tested. It’s always a good idea to be completely in the know when it comes to any matter of car maintenance.

To help, in this guide we’ll talk you through MOT prices at National – plus our great-value MOT deals that set us apart from the pack – and how much MOTs can legally cost in the UK in 2023.

MOT prices and deals at National

Our standard online 2023 MOT price is just £39.99 – much less than the government maximum of £54.85.

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Why book a cheap MOT deal from National?

Paying a discount MOT price can be a tricky decision. You want the best quality of service to ensure your vehicle is safe and sorted, but also want to reduce your MOT costs.

Thankfully, whatever reduced MOT price you pay at National, you can be sure you’re getting a quality service. All our MOT test centres and testing staff are approved and regularly assessed by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). This means they can perform your test quickly and expertly for a good MOT price, and then be on hand to deliver lasting repairs if your vehicle needs them.

How much does an MOT cost across the UK?

The government regulates the cost of MOTs in the UK. These MOT price restrictions differ depending on the classification of the vehicle. MOT costs in 2023 are as follows:

Vehicle type Vehicle class Vehicle age in years when first MOT required Maximum MOT cost
Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 4 3 £54.85
Three-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight) 4 3 £54.85
Motor caravans 4 3 £54.85
Quads (max. unladen weight of 400kg, or 550kg with max. net power of 15kW for goods vehicles) 4 3 £54.85
Dual-purpose vehicles 4 3 £54.85
Public service and private hire vehicles (8 seats max.) 4 3 £54.85
Taxis and ambulances 4 3 £54.85
Ambulances and private passenger vehicles (9-12 passenger seats) 4 3 £54.85
Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg gross design weight) 4 3 £54.85
Class 4 vehicles (9-12 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check   4a n/a
Ambulances and private passenger vehicles (13-16 passenger seats) 5 1 £59.55
Ambulances and private passenger vehicles (16+ passenger seats) 5 1 £80.65
Playbuses 5 1 £80.65
Class 5 vehicles (13-16 passenger seats) plus seatbelt installation check 5a n/a £80.50
Class 5 vehicles (16+ seats) with seatbelt installation check 5a n/a £124.50
Goods vehicles (3,000-3,500kg gross design weight) 7 3 £58.60
Motorcycle (under 200cc engine) 1 3 £29.65
Motorcycle plus sidecar (under 200cc engine) 1 3 £37.80
Motorcycle (200cc+ engine) 2 3 £29.65
Motorcycle plus sidecar (200cc+ engine) 2 3 £37.80
Three-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight) 3 3 £37.80

With National, you get an MOT price that keeps your motoring costs low while ensuring a quality test. To learn more about MOTs, check out our information section. If you have any questions, get in touch with us online or give us a call. To book your low-cost MOT deal, follow the link below.

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We now offer a free MOT Reminder Service to take the hassle out of remembering your MOT and to avoid any last minute panics. Sign up for FREE at and we'll email you a month before your MOT is due to expire.

* Not all MOT ramps can accommodate a Motorhome, please check before travelling

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