Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

Find the nearest MOT Test Centres. Enter your postcode in the search box and we'll find all the MOT Stations near you ordered by distance. In addition to a handy map we will also include booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times. If you have a car, van, motor bike, private passenger vehicle or, even, a trike, we'll list all the M.O.S. Test Centers near you.

MOT Test Centre Counties

UK MOT Test Centres in Lincolnshire

Aby
Addlethorpe
Ailby
Aisby
Aisthorpe
Alford
Algarkirk
Allington
Alvingham
Amber Hill
Ancaster
Anderby
Anderby Creek
Anton's Gowt
Anwick
Apley
Asgarby
Ashby Puerorum
Ashby by Partney
Ashby de la Launde
Aslackby
Asperton
Asserby
Asterby
Aswarby
Aswardby
Atterby
Aubourn
Aunby
Aunsby
Austendike
Authorpe
Authorpe Row
Bag Enderby
Bardney
Barholm
Barkston
Barkston Heath
Barlings
Barrowby
Bassingham
Bassingthorpe
Baston
Baumber
Baythorpe
Beckering
Beckingham
Beesby
Belchford
Belleau
Belton
Benington
Benington Sea End
Benniworth
Bicker
Bicker Gauntlet
Bigby
Billingborough
Billinghay
Bilsby
Binbrook
Birkholme
Birthorpe
Bishop Norton
Bishopbridge
Bitchfield
Blankney
Bleasby
Bleasby Moor
Bloxholm
Blyborough
Blyton
Bonthorpe
Boothby
Boothby Graffoe
Boothby Pagnell
Boston
Boston Long Hedges
Boston West
Boswell
Bourne
Braceborough
Bracebridge Heath
Braceby
Brampton
Brand End
Brandon
Brandy Wharf
Bransby
Branston
Branston Booths
Brant Broughton
Bratoft
Brattleby
Brauncewell
Bridge End
Brinkhill
Broadholme
Brocklesby
Brookenby
Brothertoft
Broxholme
Bucknall
Bulby
Bullington
Bunker's Hill
Burgh le Marsh
Burgh on Bain
Burtoft
Burton Pedwardine
Burton Waters
Burton-by-Lincoln
Burton-le-Coggles
Burwell
Buslingthorpe
Butterwick
Byard's Leap
Cabourne
Cadeby
Caenby
Caenby Corner
Caistor
Calceby
Calcethorpe
Cammeringham
Candlesby
Canwick
Careby
Carlby
Carlton Ashes
Carlton Scroop
Carlton-le-Moorland
Carrington
Castle Bytham
Castle Carlton
Cawkwell
Cawthorpe
Caythorpe
Chapel Hill
Chapel St Leonards
Cherry Willingham
Church End
Claxby
Claxby Pluckacre
Claxby St Andrew
Claydike Bank
Claypole
Claythorpe
Clixby
Coates
Cold Hanworth
Cold Harbour
Coleby
Colsterworth
Coningsby
Conisholme
Corby Glen
Corringham
Cotham
Counthorpe
Covenham St Bartholomew
Covenham St Mary
Cowbit
Cowbridge
Cranwell
Creeton
Croft
Crofton
Crowland
Croxby
Croxby Top
Culverthorpe
Cumberworth
Cuxwold
Dalby
Dalderby
Deeping St James
Deeping St Nicholas
Denton
Digby
Doddington
Dogdyke
Donington
Donington South Ing
Donington on Bain
Donna Nook
Dorrington
Dowsby
Dowsdale
Drayton
Driby
Driby Top
Drinsey Nook
Dry Doddington
Dunholme
Dunsby
Dunston
Dyke
Eagle
Eagle Barnsdale
Eagle Hall
Eagle Moor
East Barkwith
East Ferry
East Firsby
East Heckington
East Keal
East Kirkby
East Stockwith
East Torrington
Easton
Eastville
Edenham
Edlington
Eskham
Evedon
Ewerby
Ewerby Thorpe
Faldingworth
Far Thorpe
Farforth
Farlesthorpe
Fenhouses
Fenton
Fillingham
Firsby
Fishtoft
Fishtoft Drove
Fiskerton
Fleet
Fleet Hargate
Fold Hill
Folkingham
Fordington
Fosdyke
Fosdyke Bridge
Foston
Fotherby
Foul Anchor
Frampton
Frampton West End
Freiston
Freiston Shore
Friesthorpe
Frieston
Friskney
Friskney Eaudyke
Friskney Tofts
Frithville
Frognall
Fulbeck
Fulletby
Fulnetby
Fulstow
Furzehills
Gainsborough
Garnsgate
Gate Burton
Gautby
Gayton Le Wold
Gayton le Marsh
Gedney
Gedney Broadgate
Gedney Drove End
Gedney Dyke
Gedney Hill
Gelston
Gibraltar
Girsby
Glentham
Glentworth
Goltho
Gonerby Moor
Gosberton
Gosberton Cheal
Gosberton Clough
Goulceby
Graby
Grainsby
Grainthorpe
Grange De Lings
Grantham
Grasby
Grayingham
Great Carlton
Great Gonerby
Great Hale
Great Humby
Great Limber
Great Ponton
Great Steeping
Great Sturton
Greatford
Grebby
Greetham
Greylees
Grimblethorpe
Grimoldby
Grimsthorpe
Gunby
Guthram Gowt
Guy's Head
Habertoft
Haceby
Hackthorn
Haconby
Haddington
Hagnaby
Hagnaby Lock
Hagworthingham
Hainton
Hall Hills
Hallington
Haltham
Haltoft End
Halton Fenside
Halton Holegate
Hameringham
Hanby
Hannah
Hanthorpe
Hardwick
Hareby
Harlaxton
Harmston
Harpswell
Harrington
Harrowby
Hasthorpe
Hatton
Haugh
Haugham
Hawerby
Hawthorn Hill
Hawthorpe
Heapham
Heckington
Heighington
Helpringham
Helsey
Hemingby
Hemswell
Hemswell Cliff
Heydour
High Ferry
High Toynton
Hilldyke
Hoffleet Stow
Hogsthorpe
Holbeach
Holbeach Bank
Holbeach Clough
Holbeach Drove
Holbeach Hurn
Holbeach St Johns
Holbeach St Marks
Holbeach St Matthew
Holbeck
Holdingham
Holland Fen
Holton cum Beckering
Holton le Clay
Holton le Moor
Holywell
Honington
Hop Pole
Horbling
Horncastle
Horsington
Hough-on-the-Hill
Hougham
Howell
Hubbert's Bridge
Humby
Hundle Houses
Hungerton
Huttoft
Ingham
Ingham Cliff
Ingleby
Ingoldmells
Ingoldsby
Irby in the Marsh
Irnham
Keal Cotes
Keddington
Keelby
Keisby
Kelby
Kelstern
Ketsby
Kettlethorpe
Kexby
Kingerby
Kingthorpe
Kirkby
Kirkby Fenside
Kirkby Green
Kirkby Underwood
Kirkby la Thorpe
Kirkby on Bain
Kirmond le Mire
Kirton
Kirton End
Kirton Holme
Knaith
Lade Bank
Langrick
Langrick Bridge
Langtoft
Langton
Langton by Wragby
Langworth
Laughterton
Laughton
Lea
Leadenham
Leake Commonside
Leake Hurn's End
Leasingham
Legbourne
Legsby
Lenton
Leverton
Leverton Highgate
Leverton Lucasgate
Leverton Outgate
Lincoln
Lissington
Listoft
Little Bytham
Little Carlton
Little Cawthorpe
Little Grimsby
Little Hale
Little Ponton
Little Steeping
Little Sutton
Lobthorpe
Londonthorpe
Long Bennington
Long Sutton
Loosegate
Lound
Louth
Low Fulney
Low Hameringham
Low Toynton
Lower Bassingthorpe
Ludborough
Ludford
Ludney
Lusby
Lutton
Lutton Gowts
Mablethorpe
Maidenwell
Maltby
Maltby le Marsh
Manby
Manthorpe
Mareham le Fen
Mareham on the Hill
Markby
Market Deeping
Market Rasen
Market Stainton
Marshchapel
Marston
Martin
Martin Dales
Marton
Mavis Enderby
Mawthorpe
Medlam
Metheringham
Mid Thorpe
Middle Rasen
Midville
Millthorpe
Miningsby
Minting
Monksthorpe
Moor Side
Moorby
Moorhouses
Moortown
Morton
Moulton
Moulton Chapel
Moulton Eaugate
Moulton Seas End
Muckton
Muckton Bottom
Mumby
Navenby
Nettleham
Nettleton
Nettleton Top
New Apley
New Bolingbroke
New Leake
New York
Newball
Newstead
Newtoft
Newton
Newton by Toft
Newton on Trent
Nocton
Normanby by Stow
Normanby le Wold
Normanby-by-Spital
Normanton-on-Cliffe
North Carlton
North Cockerington
North Cotes
North Elkington
North End
North Greetwell
North Hykeham
North Kelsey
North Kelsey Moor
North Kyme
North Ormsby
North Owersby
North Rauceby
North Reston
North Scarle
North Somercotes
North Thoresby
North Willingham
North Witham
Northbeck
Northgate
Northlands
Northorpe
Norton Disney
Oasby
Obthorpe
Old Bolingbroke
Old Leake
Old Somerby
Orby
Osbournby
Osgodby
Owmby
Owmby-by-Spital
Oxcombe
Partney
Pickworth
Pilham
Pinchbeck
Pinchbeck West
Pode Hole
Pointon
Potterhanworth
Potterhanworth Booths
Quadring
Quadring Eaudike
Raithby
Ranby
Rand
Reasby
Reedham
Reeds Beck
Reepham
Revesby
Riby
Rigsby
Rippingale
Risegate
Riseholme
Ropsley
Rothwell
Roughton
Rowston
Ruckland
Ruskington
Saleby
Salmonby
Saltfleet
Saltfleetby All Saints
Saltfleetby St Clement
Saltfleetby St Peter
Sandholme
Sandilands
Sandy Bank
Sapperton
Saracen's Head
Sausthorpe
Saxby
Saxilby
Scamblesby
Scampton
Scopwick
Scothern
Scott Willoughby
Scotter
Scotterthorpe
Scottlethorpe
Scotton
Scrafield
Scrane End
Scredington
Scremby
Scrivelsby
Scrub Hill
Scupholme
Seadyke
Searby
Sedgebrook
Sempringham
Sewstern
Shepeau Stow
Short Ferry
Sibsey
Sibsey Fen Side
Silk Willoughby
Sixhills
Skegness
Skeldyke
Skellingthorpe
Skendleby
Skidbrooke
Skidbrooke North End
Skillington
Slackholme End
Sleaford
Sloothby
Small End
Snarford
Snelland
Snitterby
Somerby
Somersby
Sotby
Sots Hole
South Carlton
South Cockerington
South Elkington
South Hykeham
South Kelsey
South Kyme
South Ormsby
South Owersby
South Rauceby
South Reston
South Somercotes
South Thoresby
South Willingham
South Witham
Southrey
Spalding
Spalford
Spanby
Spilsby
Spital in the Street
Spridlington
Springthorpe
Stainby
Stainfield
Stainton by Langworth
Stainton le Vale
Stamford
Stapleford
Stenigot
Stenwith
Stewton
Stickford
Stickney
Stixwould
Stoke Rochford
Stow
Stragglethorpe
Stroxton
Strubby
Stubton
Sturgate
Sturton by Stow
Sudbrook
Sudbrooke
Surfleet
Surfleet Seas End
Susworth
Sutterby
Sutterton
Sutterton Dowdyke
Sutton
Sutton Bridge
Sutton Crosses
Sutton St Edmund
Sutton St James
Sutton on Sea
Swaby
Swallow
Swarby
Swaton
Swayfield
Swinderby
Swineshead
Swineshead Bridge
Swinethorpe
Swinhope
Swinstead
Syston
Tallington
Tamworth Green
Tanvats
Tathwell
Tattershall
Tattershall Bridge
Tattershall Thorpe
Tealby
Tealby Thorpe
Temple Bruer
Tetford
Tetney
Tetney Lock
Theddlethorpe All Saints
Theddlethorpe St Helen
Thimbleby
Thoresthorpe
Thoresway
Thorganby
Thornton
Thornton le Moor
Thorpe
Thorpe Culvert
Thorpe Fendykes
Thorpe St Peter
Thorpe Tilney
Thorpe le Fallows
Thorpe on the Hill
Three Bridges
Threekingham
Throckenholt
Thurlby
Timberland
Timberland Dales
Toft
Toft Hill
Toft next Newton
Tongue End
Torksey
Torksey Lock
Tothby
Tothill
Toynton All Saints
Toynton Fen Side
Toynton St Peter
Trusthorpe
Tumby
Tumby Woodside
Twenty
Tydd Gote
Tydd St Giles
Tydd St Mary
Uffington
Ulceby
Ulceby Cross
Upton
Usselby
Utterby
Waddingham
Waddington
Waddingworth
Wainfleet All Saints
Wainfleet Bank
Wainfleet Clough
Wainfleet St Mary
Waithe
Walcot
Walcott
Walesby
Walkerith
Walmsgate
Walpole Marsh
Wargate
Washingborough
Wasps Nest
Welbourn
Welby
Well
Wellingore
Welton
Welton Hill
Welton le Marsh
Welton le Wold
West Ashby
West Deeping
West End
West Firsby
West Keal
West Rasen
West Torrington
West Willoughby
Westborough
Westby
Westhorpe
Weston
Weston Hills
Westwoods
Whaplode
Whaplode Drove
Whaplode St Catherine
Whisby
White Pit
Wickenby
Wigtoft
Wildsworth
Wilksby
Will Row
Willingham by Stow
Willoughby
Willoughby Hills
Willoughton
Wilsford
Wilsthorpe
Winceby
Wispington
Witham St Hughs
Witham on the Hill
Withcall
Withern
Wood Enderby
Woodhall Spa
Woodnook
Woodthorpe
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth
Worlaby
Wragby
Wragholme
Wrangle
Wrangle Bank
Wrangle Lowgate
Wrawby
Wyham
Wykeham
Wyville
Yarburgh
Yawthorpe

When to get an MOT

The MOT test is designed to check that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards defined by the Department for Transport.

The rules that determine when you need to MOT your vehicle depend on the type of vehicle you have and what you use it for. These rules are grouped into Classes which currently include 1, 2, 3, 4, 4a, 5, 5a and 7. Broardly speaking you need to MOT your vehicle on;

  • the third anniversary of its registration
  • the anniversary of its last MOT, if it's over 3 years old
The exception to this is vehicles that are categorised as Class 4, 5 and 5a which need to be MOT tested every 12 months.

Driving a vehicle without an MOT can attract a fine of up to £1,000

Expired MOT certificate

It is not acceptable to drive a vehicle if its MOT has certificate expired. Doing so can result in a prosecution. Exceptions to this rule are;

  • to or from somewhere to be repaired,
  • to a pre-arranged MOT test1.

1A pre-arranged MOT test is one that has been arranged in advance. If you are stopped on the way to a drop in MOT test centre without an appointment you may not qualify for an exemption.

MOT renewal

An MOT lasts for a calendar year. The MOT expiration date is printed on the MOT pass certificate.

It is important to ensure your vehicle's MOT test certificate is renewed before the MOT test due date. This is can be done as early as a month minus 1 day before the expiration of the current certificate or anniversary of the registration of the vehicle. It is acceptable to get a new MOT test certificate at any time, however, the start date of the certificate will change if the renewal date is more than a month minus a day before the expiration of the current certificate.

MOT Test Fees and Class Descriptions

The Department for Transport has specified maximum fees that MOT test centres can charge. These are broken down by the Class of the vehicle as this roughly equates to the amount of effort required by the MOT Test Centre to carry out the test. The following table explains the Classes and associated costs.

ClassVehicle TypeAge before
MOT (years)
Maximum
Fee
1Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 29.65
1Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)3£ 37.80
2Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)3£ 29.65
2Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)3£ 37.80
33-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)3£ 37.80
43-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)3£ 54.85
4Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)3£ 54.85
4Motor caravans3£ 54.85
4Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)3£ 54.85
4Dual purpose vehicles3£ 54.85
4Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)3£ 54.85
4Ambulances and taxis1£ 54.85
4Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)1£ 57.30
4Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)3£ 54.85
4aClass 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check£ 64.00
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)1£ 59.55
5Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)1£ 80.65
5Playbuses1£ 80.65
5aClass 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 80.50
5aClass 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check£ 124.50
7Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)3£ 58.60

Test Failures and Retests

If your vehicle has failed its MOT Test you may qualify for a free or reduced retest.

If the MOT Test Centre carries out the repair then ordinarily they would retest the vehicle at a reduced cost or no cost at all, depending on the nature of the work and the time between the two MOT tests.

If you decide to take your vehicle away for repair you will need to ensure that your vehicle's current certificate is still valid. If your certificate is no longer valid then you will only be able to take your vehicle to a repair agent to get the defects corrected and to an MOT Test Centre with a pre-arranged MOT test appointment. You will not be able to take your vehicle to any other location.

If you have taken your vehicle away for repair and manage to return it to the same test centre before the end of the next working day for a retest, the MOT Test Centre will not charge for the partial retest, assuming the repair is one or more of the following items;

  • access panels
  • battery
  • bonnet
  • bootlid
  • brake pedal antislip
  • break glass hammer (class 5 vehicles only)
  • doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • door open warning device (class 5 vehicles only)
  • dropsides
  • electrical wiring
  • emergency exits and signs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance door remote control (class 5 vehicles only)
  • entrance/exit steps (class 5 vehicles only)
  • fuel filler cap
  • headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that doesn’t need a headlamp aim check)
  • horn
  • lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • loading door
  • main beam 'tell-tale'
  • mirrors
  • rear reflectors
  • registration plates
  • seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • seats
  • sharp edges or projections
  • stairs (class 5 vehicles only)
  • steering wheel
  • tailboard
  • tailgate
  • trailer electrical sockets
  • towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • tyre pressure monitoring system
  • vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • wheels and tyres (excluding motorcycles and motorcycles with sidecar)
If the repair is for another fault or you do not get your vehicle back within the time period then you are eligible for a charge.

If you return your vehicle, after a repair, within 10 working days of the original test then the MOT Test Centre can complete a partial test which may be free or at a reduce charge. If it is not within this period then the MOT Text Centre will need to carry out a full test for which a full charge can be made.

Booking an MOT

MOT Test Centres offer a variety of methods for booking your vehicle in for a test. The primary means of booking is by phone. Our website offers a handy click to call facility if you are using a compatible device saving the need to save or write the number down. It is also worth noting that many sites now have online booking capabilities making it quick and easy for you to book your car in for a test.

MOT Test Centre maximum fees are controlled. Familiarise yourself with the Class of your vehicle and ensure that the MOT Test Centre does not charge you more than the maximum fee specified.

How does the MOT Test work?

An MOT test is an annual check of qualifying vehicles by an approved agent of items the Department of Transport has deemed essential for the safe operation of the vehicle on the public highway. Checks vary by vehicle category but all include essential items like headlights, seatbelt and tyres.

The MOT Test is designed to ensure the vehicle meets road safety and emission standards as defined by the Department for Transport. The test ensures your vehicle is in appropriate condition for use on the road. The MOT Test focuses on elements of the vehicle that ensure the safety of the driver, passengers and other road users. The Test does not concern itself with the condition of the vehicle's engine or gearbox, for example, but does focus on items such as seat belts, breaks and lights. For a full guide please read the MOT Inspection Manual.

Whilst the MOT Test is being performed you are allowed to view the Test from the MOT Public viewing area. You are not, however, allowed to interact with the Tester during the course of their duties.

MOT Test Completion

When the MOT Tester has completed the inspection you will be issued with a certificate. This can be an MOT Certificate, if the vehicle has passed, or a refusal of an MOT Test Certificate. In either case the outcome, along with the vehicles odometer reading will be recorded in the MOT test database, which is a national register.

If the vehicle has passed the MOT Test the MOT Certificate will be issued with, amoungst other things, the epiration date of the Certificate. You will need to repeat this process again before this date.

If the vehicle has NOT passed the MOT Test the refusal of an MOT Test Certificate will be issued which contains the reasons why the vehicle failed the test. If you decide to take the vehicle away for repair then please ensure you have familiarised yourself with the rules related to retesting your vehicle, especially if your MOT Test Certificate has expired.

If you feel you vehicle has been incorrectly failed then you may lodge an appeal with the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency) by calling them on 0300 123 9000 week days between 7:30am to 6pm. You should also contact them if you think your MOT Test Certificate is not geniune or if you think your vehicle has passed when it shouldn't have.

Driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition can attract a fine of up to £2,000, a driving ban and 3 penalty points
Information on this site is correct at time of publication. We assume no responsibility for any incorrect data, ommissions or errors.
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