From annual servicing fees to the everyday cost of fuel, it’s no secret that vehicles require regular investment to keep them running smoothly. One of these well-known and expected costs that should be taken into consideration when you purchase a vehicle is the yearly MOT (Ministry of Transport) test.
To help you fully understand the annual costs related to keeping your vehicle on the road, we’ve created this handy guide to MOT costs. Below, we explore the average MOT cost in the UK as well as the typical MOT cost in Crewe for those lucky locals that live nearby to our fully equipped, Crewe-based MOT test centre.
Featuring everything from average car MOT fees to motorcycle MOT costs in the UK, our qualified team can answer all your cost-related questions.
How much does a car MOT cost in Crewe?
According to official government guidance, the highest fee that a garage can legally charge you in the UK for an MOT (for a car with up to 8 passenger seats) is £54.85.
However, the average MOT cost in the UK is £34.65 based on information supplied by NimbleFins, so prices can vary significantly depending on where you live, whether you opt for a combined service and MOT, as well as which garage you choose to carry out your MOT.
The MOT cost can be as affordable as just £15 up to the legal limit of nearly £55. Additionally, the amount of extra work required on your car will also need to be factored into the cost of your MOT. As a result, according to Hamuch, the average MOT cost in Crewe and Nantwich (excluding both VAT and callout charges) is £55.
If you’d like to learn more about the cost of an MOT at ART Garage Crewe, please get in touch with our friendly team today. We can help you to book your MOT test with one of the most trusted local MOT garages in Crewe.
How much is a motorcycle MOT in Crewe?
Based on official government guidance, the maximum legal MOT cost for a motorcycle in the UK is £37.80. This higher MOT cost limit is only applicable for motorcycles with a sidecar and engine size either up to or over 200cc. However, motorcycles without a sidecar and engine size of either up to or over 200cc have a maximum MOT cost of £29.65.
Similar to the MOT cost for a car, the exact price of your motorcycle MOT will also vary depending on whether your vehicle is undergoing a service at the same time, as well as your location and which garage you ask to carry out the test.
Fortunately, here at ART Garage Crewe, we also offer reliable motorcycle MOTs for great prices. If you’d like to find out more about our MOT motorcycle costs, please don’t hesitate to give our team of qualified mechanics a call.
How much does an MOT cost for other vehicles?
Alongside cars and motorcycles, there is a maximum MOT cost set by the government for each type of vehicle, including ambulances, playbuses, and goods vehicles. This fee is dictated by the vehicle class, the number of seats a vehicle has, and even the vehicle’s weight, so the MOT cost varies significantly.
By way of illustrating, goods vehicles with up to 3,000kg design gross weight have a maximum legal MOT cost of £54.85, while class 5 vehicles that have more than 16 passenger seats and require a seatbelt installation check have a maximum MOT fee of £124.50.
If you’re unsure which MOT maximum fee is applicable for your vehicle, then please feel free to ask our expert team. At ART Garage Crewe, we offer our customers competitive prices to keep our rates affordable without compromising on the quality of our MOT tests. For exact MOT costs, simply contact us today!
How much does an MOT retest cost in Crewe?
In the event that your car, motorcycle, or other vehicle doesn’t pass the MOT test, you will need a retest following the required repairs. After completing the necessary repairs, some garages will carry out this partial retest for free or offer you a reduced MOT fee.
While some garages will provide this service free of charge in Crewe and the rest of the UK, they can charge you for this service. However, by law, the maximum price for a partial MOT retest in the UK is £27.45 (half of the original maximum MOT test fee), so they shouldn’t be asking for more than this set fee.
It’s also worth bearing in mind that any retest applications should be made within 21 days of the MOT test failure, with the retest being completed within 60 days of the first test. For more specific information regarding MOT retests in Crewe, why not reach out to our talented team of Crewe-based mechanics?
MOTs in Crewe at ART Garage
For a reliable and affordable MOT in Crewe or the surrounding area, please don’t hesitate to contact the experienced team of mechanics here at ART Garage. Regardless of whether you want to learn more about MOT cost and calculations or want to book your car or motorcycle in for an MOT as soon as possible, our expert team can help.
We’ve worked hard to create a fully equipped MOT test centre in the heart of Crewe that our experienced team use every day to ensure vehicles are both road-worthy and abide by all the latest MOT rules and regulations.
On top of carrying out MOTs, we also use a combination of genuine OEM parts and high-end diagnostic tools to provide dealership-standard servicing for a wide range of vehicles.
To find out more about MOT cost in the UK or to discuss your requirements with a member of the ART Garage Crewe team, please feel free to call us on 0127 021 4445. We also welcome enquiries submitted using our convenient online contact form – simply include your question alongside your basic contact details and we’ll be in touch soon to learn more.