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MOT Rules

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

All McConechy's 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.

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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.

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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 type Age first MOT needed (years) Fee
Motorbike 3 £29.65
Motorbike with sidecar 3 £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 caravans 3 £54.85
Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw) 3 £54.85
Dual purpose vehicles 3 £54.85
Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) 3 £54.85
Ambulances and taxis 1 £54.85
Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) 1 £57.30
Class 4a vehicles n/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

17 St Clair Street
Aberdeen
AB24 5AL
01224 588311
Gartlea Road
Airdrie
ML6 9JL
01236 765416
1 Lindsay Street
Arbroath
DD11 1RP
01241 875133
20 Peebles Street
Ayr
KA8 8DS
01292 281415
Tweedside Industrial Estate
Tweedmouth
Berwick
TD15 2XB
01289 306661
Hodgson Road
Blyth
Northumberland
NE24 1NX
01670 354862
54 Ayr Road
Cumnock
KA18 1DW
01290 424666
46 Academy Street
Dumfries
DG1 1DA
01387 254104
90 Salamander Street
Leith
EH6 7LA
0131 554 0301
Crossways North
Sighthill Ind Est
Edinburgh
EH11 4BP
0131 442 1211
17 Linkwood Place
Elgin
IV30 1HZ
01343 544918
Grangemouth Road
Falkirk
FK2 9DD
01324 621 586
Queenswell Road
Forfar
DD8 3JH
01307 461530
52 Drymen Road
Bearsden
G61 2RH
0141 942 2241
128 Boden Street
Glasgow
G40 3QD
0141 554 1221
103 Crow Road
Partick
Glasgow
G11 7SH
0141 334 6234
72 Spiersbridge Road
Glasgow
G46 7SN
0141 621 4400
222 Dalrymple Street
Greenock
PA15 1YN
01475 724881
Rosehall
East Lothian
EH41 4DY
01620 822216
28 Seafield Road
Longman Industrial Estate
Inverness
IV1 1SG
01463 729829
Heatherhouse Road
Irvine
KA12 8LX
01294 274917
East Shaw Street
Kilmarnock
KA1 4AJ
01563 522244 or 01563 544000
Hendry Road
Hayfield Ind Est
Kirkcaldy
KY2 5DS
01592 264131
Junction Road
Kirkwall
Orkney Islands
KW15 1AX
01856 873300
High Street
Lockerbie
DG11 2JL
01576 202648
N Esk Rd
Montrose
DD10 9EB
01674 673517
Minnigaff
Newton Stewart
DG8 6AW
01671 402148
39 Well Street
Paisley
PA1 2PB
0141 889 8881
King ST. Garage
King Street
Perth
PH2 8HR
01738 623144
62b Dalry Road
Saltcoats
KA21 6DX
01294 464928
60 Largo Road
St Andrews
Fife
KY16 8RP
01334 474074
1 Commerce Road
Stranraer
DG9 7DX
01776 702922
Inkerman Street
Camden Industrial Estate
Sunderland
SR5 2BN
0191 548 0900
Unit 16A Airport Industrial Estate
Wick
KW1 4QS
01955 604410