In accordance with the law on Motor Vehicle Testing you must have your car checked and passed annually in order to be ‘road worthy’. Here at Shaftesbury Garage MOT Testing, Service and Repair Centre in Barnet, we provide MOT Testing for all vehicles (cars) over 3 years old. We promise to complete every test effectively and efficiently with certified engineers. If there are any issues, you will be notified quickly and given advice on how to rectify them. Our state of the art machinery and analysis systems give us comprehensive information on the inner workings of your vehicle.

There are seven vehicle class types which are indicated in the table below*. Shaftesbury Garage provides MOT testing for Class 4 & Class 7 vehicles. You can find a brief list of what is tested here.

Class Vehicle type Age first MOT (yrs)
1 Motorbike (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3
1 Motorbike with sidecar (engine size up to 200 cm3) 3
2 Motorbike (engine size over 200 cm3) 3
2 Motorbike with sidecar (engine size over 200 cm3) 3
3 3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight) 3
4 3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight) 3
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3
4 Motor caravans 3
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg – for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw) 3
4 Dual purpose vehicles 3
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) 3
4 Ambulances and taxis 1
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) 1
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight) 3
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check n/a
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats) 1
5 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats) 1
5 Playbuses 1
5a Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check n/a
5a Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check n/a
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight) 3

 *Table obtained from www.gov.uk

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