How much should I pay for an MOT?

How much should I pay for an MOT?

The exact MOT cost depends on what type of vehicle you drive. The maximum cost of an MOT for a car is legally set at £54.85. The maximum price of an MOT on a motorcycle both up to 200cc and over 200cc is £29.65, and the maximum cost of an MOT for vans up to 3,500kg is £58.60.

How much does an MOT cost 2021?

In 2021, the maximum fee for a car is £54.85 and £29.65 for a standard motorcycle. There’s a complete list on the website. Some MOT test centres will charge less than the maximum fee. You might find fees of £30, or even as low as £25, for an MOT.

How much is MOT at Halfords?

We offer an MOT test from £39.85, saving you money off the maximum DVSA fee. Book your car’s MOT online today. If you require a class 7 MOT, view our list of class 7 MOT test centres or call 0800 096 4216 to speak to your local class 7 autocentre today.

How much is an MOT and service?

The price of an MOT can vary significantly between garages, with some offering it as low as £20 if booked together with a service. Typically garages at a dealership charge in the region of £54.85.

Do garages fail MOT on purpose?

If a car is found to have a major defect the car can still be driven away to another garage to be fixed. The comparison site said: “Garages are unable to prevent motorists from taking their car away. “Do your research before your MOT so that you can plan for a failure and what you will do.

What is the penalty for driving without MOT?

Penalty for driving without an MOT. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a car without a valid MOT. If you drive a vehicle deemed ‘dangerous’ by an MOT test, you can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and receive 3 penalty points.

Can you drive without MOT?

Wondering whether you can drive a car without an MOT? The answer is that it is illegal to drive your car without an MOT unless you are driving to an MOT test centre or garage. However, even then your car must not have any serious, dangerous faults – these will be listed on your MOT test certificate.

How much do garages make on MOT?

The average independent garage charges £45 per hour and makes up to 15%-25% on parts. In a typical hour of service and repairs this translates to £15-25 income from parts. So you can estimate that every hour of trading generates £60 to £70 of revenue, of which £40 – £46 is lost to costs with £20 – £24 profit.

How long does MOT take at Halfords?

between 45 and 60 minutes
Typically an MOT test will take between 45 and 60 minutes. If you would like to wait at the autocentre while we complete your car’s MOT test, you’re more than welcome to watch your vehicle from the MOT viewing area, or wait for the test to be complete from our autocentre reception.

How long does MOT last for?

An MOT lasts for a year. The date it runs out is printed on your current MOT pass certificate. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving a vehicle without a valid MOT. You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

Do you need a full service every year?

Most manufacturers recommend having a full car service once a year or every 12,000 miles, whichever comes first. Even if this appears before 12 months or every 12,000 miles, you shouldn’t ignore it.

Can I drive a failed MOT car home?

Can you drive your vehicle if it has failed its MOT test? The answer is that you can still drive your vehicle if it fails the test and its existing MOT certificate is still valid (i.e. if your test was before the expiry date) as long as no ‘dangerous’ problem(s) were listed in the MOT.

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