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How much is an MOT?

Stephen Wright, 1 year ago

3 min read

  • Advice
  • MOT
  • cost
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Discover how much you should be paying for an MOT at your local garage with WhoCanFixMyCar

How much is an MOT in 2022?

As of 2022 there is a maximum fee that garages can charge for an MOT on cars: £54.85. However, the actual cost can vary from garage to garage, which is why it pays to shop around for the best possible price.

To help you better understand the cost of an car MOT test, we have created the table below so you can see the average price by manufacturer. The average cost across all manufacturers currently stands at £41.50.

What is an MOT?

An MOT test is a test of your vehicle's safety, which every car is legally required to have every 12 months. It ensures that your car is functional, safe and, of course, legal to drive. It's your responsibility to know when your MOT is due and to book one before your current MOT certificate runs out. On average an MOT test takes 45-60 minutes. If your car fails the test and you need your car repaired this service will take longer.


Average cost of an MOT by manufacturer*

Average Price of an MOT by Manufacturer
Infiniti£39.03
MG£39.71
Jaguar£40.51
Dacia£40.54
Renault£40.79
Seat£40.80
Mazda£40.87
Suzuki£40.87
Abarth£40.90
Citroen£40.91
Fiat£40.92
Skoda£40.98
Kia£41.03
Land Rover£41.03
Vauxhall£41.04
Ford£41.07
Mini£41.20
Alfa Romeo£41.21
Jeep£41.27
Volvo£41.27
Peugeot£41,29
Audi£41.34
VW£41.39
Subaru£41.40
Toyota£41.42
Mitsubishi£41.47
Nissan£41.49
Hyundai£41.52
Mercedes-Benz£41.52
Honda£41.62
BMW£41.76
Lexus£41,97
DS£42.06
Tesla£42.33
Smart£42.63

*This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar between 02/07/2021 and 30/09/2021.


Average cost of an MOT by model*

We have also created a table to show the average cost of an MOT for the ten most popular cars on the road right now in the UK.

Ford Fiesta41.05
Ford Focus41.15
Vauxhall Corsa40.92
VW Golf41.48
Vauxhall Astra41.21
BMW 3 Series42.02
Mini41.25
VW Polo41.33
Mercedes C-Class41.54
Audi A341.48

Get quotes for your MOT

For an up to the minute quote for an MOT at a garage near you then simply use WhoCanFixMyCar. You will receive instant bespoke quotes for your car from trusted garages near you in a matter of seconds. Compare the prices along with customer reviews and choose the best deal for you.


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