MOT Classes



Not sure which MOT class your vehicle belongs to? Halfords is here to help.

All vehicles fall into one of eight classes. To find the right MOT class you’ll need to know what type of vehicle you have, its weight and engine size. Most vehicles on the road are Class 4.

Class

Vehicle type

Class 1

Motorcycles, with or without side cars (engine size up to 200cc)

Class 2

Motorcycles, with or without side cars (engine size over 200cc)

Class 3

3-wheel vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)

Class 4

  • 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)
  • Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)
  • Motor caravans
  • Quads (max unladen weight 400kg – for goods vehicles and max net power of 15kb)
  • Dual purpose vehicles
  • Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)
  • Ambulances and taxis
  • Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9-12 passenger seats)
  • Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)

Class 4a

Class 4 vehicles (9-12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check

Class 5

  • Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13-16 passenger seats, and more than 16 passenger seats)
  • Play buses

5a

  • Class 5 vehicles (13-16 passenger seats, and more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check

7

Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)

Source: gov.uk

How much does an MOT cost at Halfords?

we’re always finding ways to save you money, including cutting MOT prices as much as we can. You can see how much you’re saving by comparing the DVSA’s maximum MOT test fee to ours. Want to save even more? Combine your MOT with a service and you could save substantial amounts on your essential annual checks.

Every vehicle over 3 years old must have a valid MOT.

Class

Vehicle type

Max. MOT fee

Our price

4

Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)

£54.85

£39.99

4

Motor caravans

£54.85

£39.99

4

Dual purpose vehicles

£54.85

£39.99

4

Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)

£54.85

£39.99

4

Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)

£54.85

£39.99

7*

Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)

£58.60

£39.99

Source: gov.uk

*Only selected centres are able to carry out Class 7 MOTs.

Book an MOT

You can book a Class 4 MOT or Class 7 MOT on the Halfords website, or just call up your local Halfords autocentre. You’ll be given a choice of MOT slots, with each MOT test taking around an hour to complete.

MOTs cost just £39.99 at Halfords, a massive saving on the DVSA maximum test fee. If you want to save even more, combine your MOT with an annual service. You’ll save substantial sums of cash as well as enjoying peace of mind that your car is safe for the journey ahead. We’ll use manufacturer-approved parts and complete all services according to the correct schedule. At the end, you’ll get that all important stamp in the service book.

As shown above, our MOT price is just £39.99 – £15.00 (Class 4) and £18.75 (Class 7) less than the maximum DVSA fee.