Vauxhall Corsa - DOE test added to annual service & MOT invoice? - Leeds098765
Hi all,

Just wondering if anybody could shed some light on what a DOE test is? My partner picked up their petrol Vauxhall Corsa from its annual service and MOT and paid £301 on the spot without thinking much of it.

Once home, we scrutinised the invoice a bit more and we've apparently paid £54 for a DOE test??? Does anyone know what a DOE test is and whether or not it is a necessary part of an annual service and MOT? We've never used this garage before and don't recall this added extra being imposed on us at other garages as part of an annual service and MOT. All the info we can find on the internet suggests it is something necessary for commercial vehicles in Ireland. To clarify, my parner's car is not a commercial vehicle and we are in England! Fair do's if it's something legit, I just can't help feeling we've been a little ripped off...

Breakdown of the invoice as follows:

Subtotal £206 (MOT and service)
VAT £41.20
DOE test £54
Amount to pay £301.20

Any insight gratefully received!

Thanks!
Vauxhall Corsa - DOE test added to annual service & MOT invoice? - elekie&a/c doctor

If I recall,some years ago,,the mot testing scheme was run by the dept of the enviroment(DOE).We have since moved on to VOSA and now the DVSA. The invoice figures look correct,as there is no vat on Mot. Looks like your garage invoicing system is a little out of date.www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attac...f

Vauxhall Corsa - DOE test added to annual service & MOT invoice? - hardway

I'm I the only one who knows that the MOT test stands for "Ministery of Transport"?

And I can't remeber when they were booted out.

Anybody know?

Vauxhall Corsa - DOE test added to annual service & MOT invoice? - Leeds098765
Ah, ok. So the £204 is just the service and the £54 is the MOT - makes sense now.

Thank you!
Vauxhall Corsa - DOE test added to annual service & MOT invoice? - Andrew-T
Ah, ok. So the £204 is just the service and the £54 is the MOT - makes sense now.

The other giveaway is that the 'DOE test' is charged after the VAT. The test is VAT-free (or the charge includes any VAT). And the amount is the maximum permissible.

 

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