What is the maximum weight for a Class 4 MOT?

So, your MOT is due and youre unsure whether to book a class 4 or 7 MOT? What is the difference between the two? Let us explain to you in more detail.There are several different cl

What is the maximum weight for a Class 4 MOT?

So, your MOT is due and youre unsure whether to book a class 4 or 7 MOT? What is the difference between the two? Let us explain to you in more detail.

There are several different classes of MOT, but the two most common by far are class 4 and class 7.

The type of vehicle you own depends on which class it is in, although some vehicles are completely exempt from an MOT test.

Let us break down how the classifications are determined:

Source: gov.uk

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 a 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 7

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

Class 1

  • Motorcycles, with or without sidecars (engine size up to 200cc)

Class 2

  • Motorcycles, with or without sidecars (engine size over 200cc)

Class 3

  • 3-wheel vehicles (up to 450kg unladen 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

Class 5a

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

Book An MOT

You can book a Class 4 MOT or Class 7 MOT by clicking on the links or by contacting us here. Our class 4 MOT price is just £35 and class 7 MOT price is just £55.

We recommend booking an MOT and service together, as this will save you both time and money.

It will also give you complete peace of mind that your car will be ready and roadworthy when you need it.

Would you like to be reminded when your MOT is due? Click here

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