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MOT testing

We offer a range of MOTs for Class IV, Class V (up to 3500kg) and Class VII vehicles (cars, minibuses and light commercial vehicles) at our City Depot and Recycling Park, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 0LJ. To book an MOT, please call us on 023 8083 4363.

Tests are conducted Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 3pm, and Friday 7.30am to 2pm. Payment for the test can be by credit or debit card, cheque or cash.

The testing fees are shown below, these are set by VOSA and are not subject to VAT, these fees are not under our control and could be subject to change.

ClassVehicle TypeCostAge first Test Certificate Required (Years)
Class 4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats), Motor Caravans£54.853

3 Wheeled Vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)

£54.853
Quads (maximum unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg max, net power of 15KW)£54.853
Dual Purpose Vehicles£54.853
Private Hire Vehicles and PSVs (up to 8 seats)£54.853
Goods Vehicles (up to 3000kg DGW)£54.853
Ambulances and Taxis
(Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles may be subject to additional local requirements)
£54.851
Private Passenger Vehicles and Ambulances
(9 to 12 passenger seats)
£57.301
Class 5Private Passenger Vehicles and Ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats) £59.55 1
Class 7Goods Vehicles (over 3000kg and up to 3500kg DGW)£58.603
Partial retest feeHalf test fee
Maximum fee for duplicate test certificate£10.00

Retests

Should you need to repair your vehicle following the test, you must arrange to have the repair done at another garage as we do not carry out repairs at the test station.

If the vehicle is retested at our test station before the end of the next working day on one or more of the following items there will be no additional fee:

BonnetRegistration Plate
Boot lidSeat Belts (but not anchorages)
Brake Pedal AntislipSeats
Direction IndicatorsSharp Edges or Projections
DoorsSteering Wheel
DropsidesTailboard
Fuel Filler CapTailgate
Hazard WarningVIN
HornWindscreen and Glass
LampsWindscreen Wipers
Loading DoorWindscreen Washers
MirrorsWheels and Tyres

If the vehicle is removed from the testing station for repair and returned for retest within ten working days following the day of initial failure, then only a partial retest is needed and a partial retest fee may be charged.

Only one partial re-examination is permissible per full examination.

Appeals

If you wish to appeal against refusal to issue a test certificate for your vehicle:

  • Ask for form VT17 - obtainable from the testing station or the VOSA website.

  • Send the form, with a further full test fee, to reach the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency office within fourteen working days of the refusal notice issue date.

  • If your appeal is successful, the fee or, if appropriate, part of it will be returned to you.

  • Do not have your vehicle repaired before your appeal is considered. This is because any change to your vehicle may affect the outcome of the appeal.

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