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 Cornwall

Altarnun
Angarrack
Antony
Antony Passage
Antron
Ashton
Badgall
Badharlick
Baldhu
Balwest
Barripper
Bathpool
Belowda
Berepper
Berriowbridge
Bilberry
Billacott
Bissoe
Bissom
Black Cross
Blackwater
Blunts
Bodieve
Bodinnick
Bodmin
Bodwen
Bofarnel
Bohetherick
Bohortha
Bolenowe
Bolingey
Bolventor
Bosavern
Boscastle
Boscean
Boscreege
Bosorne
Bossiney
Boswarthen
Boswednack
Boswinger
Botallack
Bottoms
Botusfleming
Bowithick
Box's Shop
Boyton
Braddock
Bradford
Brane
Bray Shop
Brazacott
Brea
Breage
Brill
Broad Langdon
Budd's Titson
Bude
Budge's Shop
Budock Water
Bugle
Bunny's Hill
Burlawn
Burnthouse
Burras
Burraton
Bush
Busveal
Cadgwith
Calenick
Callestick
Callington
Calloose
Calstock
Camborne
Cambrose
Camelford
Canon's Town
Canworthy
Canworthy Water
Caradon Town
Carbis Bay
Carclew
Cardinham
Carey Park
Carfury
Cargreen
Carharrack
Carkeel
Carland Cross
Carleen
Carloggas
Carluddon
Carlyon Bay
Carn Brea Village
Carn Towan
Carne
Carnhell Green
Carnkie
Carnon Downs
Carnyorth
Carpalla
Carthew
Castallack
Castlegoff
Caudworthy
Cawsand
Chacewater
Chapel Amble
Chapel Town
Charlestown
Chilsworthy
Churchbridge
Churchtown
Chyanvounder
Chynhale
Clampits
Clitters
Clubworthy
Coad's Green
Cocks
Cockwells
Cold Northcott
Common Moor
Congdon's Shop
Connor Downs
Constantine
Constantine Bay
Coombe
Couch's Mill
Coverack
Coverack Bridges
Coxford
Crackington Haven
Crafthole
Crantock
Creed
Cremyll
Cripplesease
Crofthandy
Cross
Cross Lanes
Crow's Nest
Crowan
Crowlas
Crowntown
Crows-an-wra
Crugmeer
Cubert
Cury
Cusgarne
Darite
Darleyford
Davidstow
Daw's House
Delabole
Deviock
Devoran
Dobwalls
Doddycross
Doublebois
Downderry
Downgate
Downinney
Drift
Duloe
Dunmere
Duporth
Dutson
East Taphouse
Eastcott
Edmonton
Egloshayle
Egloskerry
Ellenglaze
Engollan
Enniscaven
Fairy Cross
Falmouth
Feock
Fivelanes
Fletchersbridge
Flushing
Forder
Four Lanes
Fowey
Foxhole
Fraddam
Fraddon
Freathy
Frogpool
Frogwell
Garras
Georgia
Germoe
Gerrans
Gilbert's Coombe
Gillan
Gluvian
Godolphin Cross
Golant
Golberdon
Goldsithney
Gonamena
Goonabarn
Goonamarris
Goonhavern
Goonpiper
Goonvrea
Gooseham
Gorran Churchtown
Gorran Haven
Gospenheale
Goverseth
Grampound
Grampound Road
Great Bosullow
Great Work
Greensplat
Griggs
Grimscott
Grumbla
Gunnislake
Gunwalloe
Gwallon
Gweek
Gwennap
Gwenter
Gwinear
Gwithian
Halgabron
Hallworthy
Halsetown
Halvosso
Halwin
Harcourt
Harlyn
Harrowbarrow
Hatt
Hayle
Hele
Helford
Helford Passage
Helland
Hellescott
Helston
Helstone
Hendra
Henwood
Herniss
Herodsfoot
Hersham
Hessenford
Hewas Water
High Street
Higher Bosavern
Higher Condurrow
Higher Crackington
Higher Downs
Higher Hampt
Higher Keason
Higher Land
Higher Porthpean
Higher Stanbear
Higher Tremarcoombe
Higher Troswell
Higher Truscott
Highertown
Highlanes
Hill
Holmbush
Holywell
Hornick
Horningtops
Housel Bay
Idless
Illand
Illogan
Illogan Highway
Indian Queens
Jacobstow
Kea
Kehelland
Kelly Bray
Kelynack
Kerris
Kestle
Kestle Mill
Kilhallon
Kilkhampton
Kingsand
Kingston
Knave-Go-By
Knightsmill
Kuggar
Ladock
Ladycross
Lamanva
Lamorna
Lamorran
Landrake
Landulph Cross
Lane
Lane-end
Laneast
Langdon
Langore
Lanhainsworth
Lanivet
Lanjeth
Lanlivery
Lanner
Lanreath
Lansallos
Lanteglos
Lanteglos Highway
Larrick
Latchley
Launceston
Lawhitton
Leedstown
Lelant
Lelant Downs
Lerryn
Lescrow
Lewannick
Lezant
Lidwell
Linkinhorne
Liskeard
Little Beside
Little Bosullow
Little Comfort
Little Downs
Little Polgooth
Lizard
Lockengate
London Apprentice
Longdowns
Longrock
Longstone
Looe
Lostwithiel
Lower Clicker
Lower Crackington
Lower Ninnes
Lower Porthpean
Lower Rose
Lower Sticker
Lower Treluswell
Luckett
Ludgvan
Luxulyan
Lynstone
Mabe Burnthouse
Maders
Madron
Maenporth
Malpas
Manaccan
Manely
Marhamchurch
Market Jew and Marazion
Markwell
Marshgate
Mawgan
Mawgan Porth
Mawla
Mawnan
Mawnan Smith
Menagissey
Menheniot
Menna
Merrymeet
Merther
Metherell
Mevagissey
Michaelstow
Middle Crackington
Middle Taphouse
Middlewood
Millbrook
Millpool
Milltown
Minions
Mitchell
Mithian
Mixtow
Moorswater
Mornick
Morvah
Morval
Morwenstow
Mount
Mount Hawke
Mountjoy
Mousehole
Muchlarnick
Mulfra
Mullion
Mullion Cove
Mylor Bridge
Mylor Churchtown
Nancegollan
Nancledra
Nanpean
Nansladron
Nanstallon
Narkurs
New Mills
New Polzeath
Newbridge
Newhall Green
Newlyn
Newquay
Newton
Newtown
Newtown-in-St Martin
No Man's Land
Norris Green
North Beer
North Country
North Hill
North Petherwin
North Tamerton
Old Cardinham Castle
Old Kea
Otterham
Padstow
Par
Parkfield
Paul
Pelynt
Pencarrow
Pendeen
Pendoggett
Pendrift
Pendriscott
Penelewey
Pengersick
Pengover Green
Penhale
Penhallick
Penhallow
Penhalurick
Penmarth
Penpethy
Penpillick
Penpol
Penpoll
Penponds
Penpont
Penrose
Penryn
Pensilva
Pentewan
Penwithick
Penzance
Perran Downs
Perranarworthal
Perrancoombe
Perranporth
Perranuthnoe
Perranwell
Perranzabuloe
Philleigh
Piece
Pillaton
Pipers Pool
Pityme
Plain-an-Gwarry
Playing Place
Plushabridge
Polbathic
Polgooth
Polkerris
Polladras
Polmarth
Polmassick
Polmear
Polperro
Polruan
Poltesco
Polyphant
Polzeath
Ponsanooth
Ponsongath
Pool
Porcupine
Porkellis
Port Gaverne
Port Isaac
Port Quin
Porth Navas
Porthallow
Porthcothan
Porthcurno
Porthgwarra
Porthleven
Portholland
Porthoustock
Porthtowan
Portloe
Portlooe
Portreath
Portscatho
Portwrinkle
Poughill
Poundstock
Praa Sands
Praze-an-Beeble
Probus
Quethiock
Quintrell Downs
Rame
Reawla
Red Post
Redgate
Redmoor
Redpost
Redruth
Rejerrah
Relubbus
Rescassa
Rescorla
Reskadinnick
Reskivers
Retire
Rezare
Rilla Mill
Rillaton
Ringwell
Rinsey
Rinsey Croft
Roche
Rock
Rose
Rose-an-Grouse
Rose-in-the-bush
Rosecare
Rosecraddoc
Rosemelling
Rosenannon
Rosenithon
Roserrow
Rosevean
Rosevear
Rosewarne
Roseworthy
Rosudgeon
Ruan High Lanes
Ruan Lanihorne
Ruan Major
Ruan Minor
Ruddlemoor
Rumford
Ruthernbridge
Ruthvoes
Saltash
Sancreed
Scarcewater
Scorrier
Scredda
Seaton
Sennen
Sennen Cove
Seworgan
Sharptor
Sheffield
Sheviock
Shop
Shortlanesend
Sithney
Sithney Green
Sladesbridge
Slaughterbridge
South Hill
South Petherwin
South Tehidy
Sparnon Gate
Sparry Bottom
Splatt
St Agnes
St Ann's Chapel
St Anthony-in-Meneage
St Austell
St Blazey
St Breock
St Breward
St Buryan
St Cleer
St Clement
St Clether
St Columb Major
St Columb Road
St Day
St Dennis
St Dominick
St Endellion
St Enoder
St Erme
St Erney
St Erth
St Erth Praze
St Ervan
St Eval
St Ewe
St Gennys
St Germans
St Hilary
St Issey
St Ive
St Ive Cross
St Ives
St Jidgey
St John
St Just and St Just in Penwith
St Just in Roseland
St Keverne
St Kew
St Kew Highway
St Keyne
St Lawrence
St Levan
St Mabyn
St Martin
St Mawes
St Mawgan
St Mellion
St Merryn
St Mewan
St Michael Penkivel
St Minver
St Neot
St Newlyn East
St Pinnock
St Ruan
St Stephen
St Teath
St Tudy
St Veep
St Wenn
St Winnow
Stenalees
Stepaside
Stibb
Sticker
Stithians
Stoke Climsland
Stourscombe
Stratton
Summercourt
Sweetshouse
Talskiddy
Temple
Terras
The Towans
Three Hammers
Threemilestone
Thurdon
Tideford
Tintagel
Todpool
Tolgus Mount
Tolvaddon
Torpoint
Towan
Towednack
Townshend
Traboe
Tramagenna
Treal
Treator
Trebartha
Trebarwith
Trebarwith Strand
Trebehor
Trebetherick
Trebudannon
Trebullett
Treburgett
Treburley
Trebursye
Trebyan
Trecangate
Tredavoe
Tredinneck
Tredinnick
Tredrizzick
Treen
Treesmill
Trefrew
Trefula
Tregadillett
Tregatta
Tregavarras
Tregeare
Tregellist
Tregenna
Tregeseal
Tregidden
Tregiffian
Tregiskey
Treglasta
Tregole
Tregonce
Tregonetha
Tregonna
Tregony
Tregoodwell
Tregorrick
Tregoss
Tregrehan Mills
Tregullon
Tregurrian
Trehan
Trehunist
Trekenner
Treknow
Trelake
Trelash
Trelawne
Treligga
Trelights
Trelill
Trelion
Trelissick
Trelowia
Trelowth
Tremail
Tremaine
Tremar
Trematon
Trembraze
Tremethick Cross
Trenale
Trenance
Trenarren
Trenault
Treneague
Trenear
Treneglos
Trenewan
Trenoweth
Treovis
Trequite
Trereife
Trerulefoot
Trescowe
Tresean
Tresillian
Tresinney
Treskillard
Treskilling
Treskinnick Cross
Tresmeer
Tresowes Green
Tresparrett
Tresparrett Posts
Trethevey
Trethewey
Trethillick
Trethosa
Trethowel
Trethurgy
Trevadlock
Trevail
Trevalga
Trevance
Trevanger
Trevarrack
Trevarren
Trevarrian
Trevarrick
Trevarth
Treveighan
Trevellas
Trevelmond
Trevemper
Treven
Trevenen Bal
Treveor
Treverva
Trevescan
Trevia
Trevigro
Trevilley
Treviscoe
Treviskey
Trevollard
Trevone
Trevowhan
Trew
Trewalder
Trewarmett
Trewassa
Treween
Trewen
Trewennack
Trewetha
Trewethern
Trewey
Trewidland
Trewint
Trewithian
Trewoodloe
Trewoon
Treworga
Treworgans
Treyarnon
Trezaise
Trispen
Troon
Truro
Truthan
Tutwell
Twelveheads
Tywardreath
Tywardreath Highway
Upton
Upton Cross
Upton Towans
Valley Truckle
Vellanoweth
Venterdon
Veryan
Victoria
Wadebridge
Wainhouse Corner
Wall
Warbstow
Warleggan
Washaway
Week St Mary
Welltown
Wendron
Wenfordbridge
Werrington
West Pentire
West Taphouse
Westdowns
Wheal Rose
White Cross
Whitecross
Whitemoor
Whitstone
Widegates
Widemouth Bay
Wilcove
Withiel
Withielgoose
Withnoe
Woodabridge
Woodford
Woolley
Wringworthy
Yeolmbridge
Zelah
Zennor

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 the MOT Test works

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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