You can arrange an MOT with James Allan & Sons Scotland Ltd by phone or online.
The MOT test does not have a fixed price, however the DVSA does set a maximum price for each vehicle class. Here at James Allan & Sons Scotland Ltd, we offer MOTs from only:
The maximum DVSA price for class 1 vehicles is £37.80
The maximum DVSA price for class 2 vehicles is £37.80
The maximum DVSA price for class 3 vehicles is £54.85
The maximum DVSA price for class 4 vehicles is £54.85
Here at James Allan & Sons Scotland Ltd in Edinburgh, we offer great deals on MOTs and Servicing for all class 1, 2, 3 & 4 vehicles. We also have a wide range of maintenance services to help keep your vehicle running healthy and prevent any MOT failures. The list below shows what services we have on offer:
For more details regarding our £54.85 MOTs or any other of our services, give us a call on 0131 6100084 and we will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.
Not all MOT stations can test every vehicle on the road. This is because not every garage is equipped with the sufficient testing equipment for each class.
|Class 1||Motorcycles with engines up to 200cc (with to without sidecar).|
|Class 2||Motorcycles with engines over 200cc (with or without sidecar).|
|Class 3||3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight).|
|Class 4||Cars; Vans; Quadbikes; Motor caravans; Ambulances and Taxis.|
|Class 4A||Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check.|
|Class 5||Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats).|
|Class 5A||Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check.|
|Class 7||Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight.|
It is important to make sure your vehicle always has a valid MOT certificate. Without an MOT, you are breaking the law by driving the vehicle on a public road or highway.
The MOT test measures the roadworthiness of a vehicle to ensure it is safe to drive and is not a danger to other road users.
If you are found driving a vehicle without a valid MOT, no points are issued but you may be fined up to £1,000. Be sure to arrange your MOT before it runs out.
You can check the current MOT status of a vehicle online using the Government website at:
There are some things you can check to make sure your vehicle should pass on certain aspects of the MOT examination.
Here are some items you can check yourself:
The MOT tester will check your vehicle in much more detail to ensure things such as brake pumps and chain belts are functioning properly. If you notice anything which may fail your vehicle, you should resolve the issue as soon as possible.
In any event that your vehicle does not pass the MOT test, you are required, by law to fix all items which caused the vehicle to fail.
Once your vehicle fails its MOT, it is logged onto the Government database and prevents you from using the vehicle on the road unless you are travelling to get the vehicle repaired. If you are caught driving outside of this allowance, you may be fined up to £1,000 for driving without a valid MOT.
Not all MOT centres can do the repair work, but those that can should be able to provide a quote for the work that is necessary to pass the vehicle through the MOT re-test.
Once you have had the work completed on the vehicle, you can take it back to the station that did the original MOT and you may be entitled to a free re-test.
MOT re-tests can be offered for free IF the vehicle that failed the MOT remains at the same garage that did the examination.
If the vehicle is taken away for repairs and then bought back for a retest, the garage can charge half the cost of a full MOT.
You must have your vehicle repaired and retested within 14 days of the failure otherwise a full MOT test is required and charged at the garages’ full price.
You can book your MOT 30 days before the current MOT expires.
On average, an MOT test can take between 30 and 60 minutes. You do not have to wait at the MOT premises whilst this is being done, but if you do decide to wait for your vehicle, we do ask that you try to arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment.