Commercial MOTs

At Oxford Direct Services, we can carry out independent commercial MOTs for Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (cars, minibuses and light commercial vehicles - goods vehicles weighing over 3,000kg and up to 3,500kg). Fully approved by the DVSA, our MOT centre is centrally located and open during flexible hours to suit your needs.

About our service

If you need an MOT carried out on your commercial vehicle, make an appointment at your convenience at our MOT testing station in our Cowley Marsh Depot. Time slots are available between Monday and Friday, 7am-6:30 pm.

The test itself takes around one hour to complete, during which customers are more than welcome to wait 0n site, or return to pick up the vehicle. You are welcome to stay for the duration of the MOT, and watch from the comfort of our waiting area complete with a drinks machine.

Why choose us?

Since 1969, we have been carrying out independant MOT testing, and are proud to offer a commercial service to local enterprise.

Whether you are a small business owner with a single vehicle or need MOTs carried out across a fleet, our competitively priced and thorough service is both objective and professional, and carried out by seasoned experts. Unlike other providers, our MOT testing is not linked to the garage, and is instead offered as a completed independent service. You can therefore be sure that testing will be carried out objectively, with no intention of finding fault with vehicles for the sake of doing unnecessary mechanical jobs. As we are a local council authority, you can have every faith in our abilities, capacity and trustworthiness. You can be sure of an honest, thorough job each and every time.  

If you are worried that your vehicle may fail the MOT, why not enquire about our pre-MOT inspection? It’s estimated that 40 per cent of vehicles will fail an MOT, and in many cases the reasons for the failure were both clear and preventable. To obtain peace of mind and avoid incurring costs associated with not passing, enquire about our pre-MOT inspections, available for vehicles over 3.5 tonnes.

How much does an MOT cost?


                        Vehicle Type                                                                                                                             


Age First Test Certificate required 

Class 4  Cars (up to 8 passenger Seats), Motor Caravans £54.85 3
  3 Wheeled Vehicles (over 450 Kg unladen weight) £54.85 3
  Quads (maximum unladen weight 400 Kg - for goods vehicles 550 Kg and max, net power of 15KW £54.85 3
  Dual Purpose Vehicles £54.85 3
  Private Hire Vehicles and PSVs (up to 8 seats) £54.85 3
  Good Vehicles (up to 3000 KG DGW) £54.85 3

Ambulances & Taxis
(Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles may be subject to additional local requirements)

£54.85 1
  Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances £57.30 1
Class 4A

Includes seat belt installation check
(9 - 12) Passenger Seats

Class 5 Private Passenger 13-16 Passenger seats £59.55 1
  Vehicles and Ambulances more than 16 Passenger seats (with 13 or more passenger seats)     £80.65 1
  Playbuses    £80.65 1
Class 5A

Includes seat belt 13-16 Passenger seats  

  Installation check More than 16 Passenger seats         £124.50   
Class 7 Good Vehicles (over 3000Kg up to 3500Kg DGW)     £58.60 3
  Partial retest fee     Half test fee  
  Maximum fee for duplicate test certificate     £10.00  

How do I appeal a failed MOT?

If you wish to appeal the results of your MOT, you will need to follow the same process as you would with a private provider.

Additional information

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See What Our Customers Say

Not only was I delighted with the service you provided but also the friendly manner in which I was received. All members of your staff that I met were welcoming and treated me with respect. I will not hesitate to return to you for any further requirements to my vehicle.

John McIntyre

We have been coming to Oxford City Council for many years to have our fleet of vintage buses put through their MOT. We are very impressed with the service provided as they are completely impartial and experienced in testing many different types of vehicles. Oxford Direct Services are one of the very few places in Oxford that have the facilities to carry out class 5 MOTs on private buses.

Mick Freeman, Oxford Bus Museum