MOT Test Centre Name:
Cla Gal House Lyon Way
Town: St Albans
Postcode: AL4 0LB
Call: 01727 818065
VTS Number S001160
How the MOT test works
During the MOT, important parts of your vehicle will be checked to ensure they meet the legal standards. You can watch the test from a viewing area but cannot interrupt the tester.
Check Your MOT History
Our free to use MOT History tool provides detailed information for each MOT test your vehicle has undergone, including the test result, the recorded mileage, and, importantly, the expiry date of the test. For cars, motorcycles and vans you can get results for tests done since 2005.
For HGVs, trailers, buses and coaches you can only get results for tests done since 2018.
Vehicle Test Classes
Vehicle Class 1: no
Vehicle Class 2: no
Vehicle Class 3: no
Vehicle Class 4: YES
Three-wheeled vehicles more than 450kg ULW category L5
Quadricycles category L6 or L7
Cars and Taxis category M1
Minibuses, motor caravans, dual purpose vehicles and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats category M1 or M2 American pickups up to 6500kg DGW. Goods vehicles not exceeding 3,000kg DGW category N1Vehicle Class 5: no
Vehicle Class 7: no
About the Test
The MOT tests some essential items on your vehicle to ensure they meet legal standards. It is different from having your vehicle serviced and does not check its general mechanical condition.
MOT Cost 2023
The maximum fee for an MOT test depends on your vehicle type. For example, a car (up to 8 passenger seats) can be charged up to £54.85, while a motorcycle (up to and over 200cc) can be charged up to £29.65. However, these are the maximum fees, and many MOT test centres offer lower prices to attract customers.
Common MOT Failure Items
|Lights||Faulty or non-working lights, including headlights, brake lights, indicators, and license plate lights|
|Tyres||Worn or damaged tyres, including tread depth, cuts, bulges, and uneven wear|
|Suspension||Damaged or worn suspension components, including shock absorbers, springs, and anti-roll bars|
|Brakes||Worn or damaged brake components, including pads, discs, calipers, and hydraulic systems|
|Exhaust||Faulty or damaged exhaust systems, including pipes, mufflers, and catalytic converters|
The MOT test does not cover the engine, clutch or gearbox condition.
Data accuracy: The approved MOT Test Centre information on this website has been obtained under a licence from the UK Government. Therefore we cannot directly deal with any MOT-related queries.
Please contact directly Glyn Hopkin regarding your vehicle MOT questions.
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