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 Wiltshire

Ablington
Alcombe
Aldbourne
Alderton
All Cannings
Allington
Allington Bar
Alton
Alton Barnes
Alton Priors
Alvediston
Amesbury
Ansty
Ashley
Ashton Common
Ashton Keynes
Atworth
Aughton
Avebury
Avon
Avoncliff
Axford
Bagshot
Ballard's Ash
Bapton
Barford St Martin
Barkers Hill
Barrow Street
Baverstock
Baydon
Beanacre
Beckhampton
Beechingstoke
Berwick Bassett
Berwick St James
Berwick St John
Berwick St Leonard
Biddestone
Birdbush
Bishops Cannings
Bishopstone
Bishopstrow
Bisley
Blackland
Blue Vein
Bodenham
Bohemia
Bonham
Boscombe
Bottlesford
Bourton
Bowden Hill
Bowerchalke
Bowerhill
Box
Box Hill
Boyton
Bradenstoke
Bradford Leigh
Bradford-on-Avon
Bratton
Braydon Side
Bremhill
Bremhill Wick
Brinkworth
Britford
Brixton Deverill
Broad Chalke
Broad Hinton
Broad Town
Brokenborough
Brokerswood
Bromham
Brook Waters
Brooklands
Brookside
Broughton Gifford
Brunton
Bulford
Bulkington
Bullock's Horn
Burbage
Burcombe
Burton
Bushton
Buttermere
Cadley
Calcutt
Callow Hill
Calne
Calstone Wellington
Castle
Castle Combe
Catcomb
Chapel Barton
Chapel Knapp
Chapel Plaister
Chapmanslade
Charlcutt
Charlton
Charlton All Saints
Charlton Heath
Charlton St Peter
Charnage
Chatter Alley
Chedglow
Chelworth
Chelworth Lower Green
Chelworth Upper Green
Cherhill
Chicklade
Chicksgrove
Chilmark
Chilton Foliat
Chippenham
Chirton
Chisbury
Chitterne
Chittoe
Chittoe Heath
Cholderton
Christian Malford
Chute Cadley
Chute Forest
Chute Standen
Clatford
Clench
Clench Common
Clevancy
Cleverton
Cloatley
Clyffe Pypard
Coate
Codford St Mary
Codford St Peter
Colerne
Collingbourne Ducis
Collingbourne Kingston
Compton
Compton Bassett
Compton Chamberlayne
Conkwell
Conock
Coombe
Coombe Bissett
Corsham
Corsley
Corsley Heath
Corston
Corton
Cotmarsh
Coulston
Cowesfield Gate
Cricklade
Crockerton
Crofton
Crooked Soley
Croucheston
Crudwell
Dauntsey
Dauntsey Lock
Deptford
Derry Hill
Dertfords
Devizes
Dilton Marsh
Dinton
Ditteridge
Donhead St Andrew
Donhead St Mary
Downton
Draycot Cerne
Draycot Fitz Payne
Dunge
Durley
Durrington
Dursley
East Chisenbury
East Grafton
East Grimstead
East Hatch
East Kennett
East Knoyle
East Sharcott
East Stowell
East Town
East Tytherton
East Winterslow
Eastcott
Eastcourt
Easterton
Easterton Sands
Easton
Easton Grey
Easton Piercy
Easton Royal
Ebbesbourne Wake
Edington
Elston
Enford
Erlestoke
Etchilhampton
Everleigh
Eysey
Farleigh Wick
Farley
Faulston
Fiddington Sands
Fifield Bavant
Figheldean
Filands
Firsdown
Fittleton
Fonthill Bishop
Fonthill Gifford
Ford
Fosbury
Foscote
Fovant
Fox Holes
Foxham
Foxley
Freshford
Froxfield
Gare Hill
Garsdon
Gasper
Gastard
Giddeahall
Goatacre
Gomeldon
Gore Cross
Great Ashley
Great Bedwyn
Great Chalfield
Great Cheverell
Great Durnford
Great Hinton
Great Shoddesden
Great Somerford
Great Wishford
Greatfield
Green Hill
Greenman's Lane
Grittenham
Grittleton
Gutch Common
Ham
Hamptworth
Hanging Langford
Hankerton
Hawkeridge
Haxton
Hayes Knoll
Heddington
Heddington Wick
Henfords Marsh
Henley
Heytesbury
Higher Coombe
Higher Pertwood
Highway
Hilcott
Hill Deverill
Hilmarton
Hindon
Hisomley
Hoggington
Holloway
Holt
Homington
Honeystreet
Hook
Hook Street
Hoopers Pool
Horningsham
Horton
Hudswell
Huggler's Hole
Huish
Hullavington
Idmiston
Jockey Green
Keevil
Kellaways
Kepnal
Kilmington
Kingsdown
Kingston Deverill
Kington Langley
Kington St Michael
Knockdown
Knook
Knowl
Lacock
Lake
Landford
Landfordwood
Lane End
Langley Burrell
Larkhill
Latton
Lavington Sands
Lea
Leigh
Leigh Delamere
Limpers Hill
Limpley Stoke
Little Abbots
Little Ashley
Little Bedwyn
Little Chalfield
Little Cheverell
Little Durnford
Little Horton
Little Langford
Little Marsh
Little Salisbury
Little Somerford
Littlecott
Littleton
Littleton Drew
Littleton Panell
Littleworth
Lockeridge
Long Dean
Longbridge Deverill
Longstreet
Lopcombe Corner
Lover
Lower Chicksgrove
Lower Chute
Lower Coombe
Lower Everleigh
Lower Moor
Lower Seagry
Lower Stanton St Quintin
Lower Upham
Lower Woodford
Lower Wraxall
Lower Zeals
Luckington
Ludgershall
Ludwell
Lydeway
Lydiard Green
Lydiard Millicent
Lyneham
Maiden Bradley
Malmesbury
Manningford Abbots
Manningford Bohune
Manton
Marden
Market Lavington
Marlborough
Marridge Hill
Marston
Marston Meysey
Marten
Martinslade
Mead End
Melksham
Membury
Mere
Mere Down
Middle Coombe
Middle Winterslow
Middle Woodford
Middlehill
Midford
Milbourne
Mildenhall
Mile Elm
Milkhouse Water
Milkwell
Milston
Milton
Milton Lilbourne
Minety
Minety Common
Misselfore
Monkton Combe
Monkton Deverill
Monkton Farleigh
Morgan's Vale
Mountain Bower
Murcott
Neston
Netheravon
Netherhampton
Nettleton
Nettleton Green
Netton
New Mill
New Zealand
Newbury
Newton
Newton Tony
Newtown
Nomansland
Norleaze
Normanton
Norrington Common
North Bradley
North Burcombe
North Charford
North Newnton
North Wraxall
Norton
Norton Bavant
Norton Ferris
Notton
Nunton
Nursteed
Oaksey
Oare
Odstock
Ogbourne Maizey
Ogbourne St Andrew
Ogbourne St George
Old Dilton
Old Wardour
Orcheston
Outmarsh
Oxenwood
Patney
Paxcroft
Penleigh
Perham Down
Perry Green
Pewsey
Piccadilly
Pie Corner
Pinckney Green
Pitton
Plaitford
Porton
Potterne
Potterne Wick
Poulshot
Preston
Purton
Purton Stoke
Queen Street
Quemerford Gate
Quidhampton
Ram Alley
Ratford
Redstocks
Restrop
Reybridge
Ridge
Rivar
Rockley
Rodbourne
Rodbourne Bottom
Roundway
Rowde
Royal Wootton Bassett
Rudge
Rudloe
Rushall
Salisbury
Salterton
Sandy Lane
Sedgehill
Seend
Seend Cleeve
Semington
Semley
Serrington
Sevington
Shaftesbury
Shalbourne
Shaw
Sheldon Corner
Sherfield English
Sherrington
Sherston
Sherston Parva and Pinkney
Short Street
Shrewton
Slaughterford
Sodom
Sopworth
South Newton
South Wraxall
Southend
Southwick
Spirthill
St Katharine's
Stanley
Stanton St Bernard
Stanton St Quintin
Stapleford
Startley
Staverton
Steeple Ashton
Steeple Langford
Stert
Stitchcombe
Stockley
Stockton
Stoford
Stoke Farthing
Stopper's Hill
Stourton
Straight Soley
Stratford Tony
Studley
Sturford
Sutton Benger
Sutton End
Sutton Mandeville
Sutton Row
Sutton Veny
Swallett Gate
Swallowcliffe
Swindon
Tanis
Teffont Evias
Teffont Magna
Temple
The Common
The Fox
The Gibb
The Green
The Middles
The Pry
The Shoe
The Splatts
The Stocks
The Warren
Theobald's Green
Thickwood
Thingley
Thornend
Thornhill
Thoulstone
Tidcombe
Tidworth
Tilshead
Tisbury
Tockenham
Tockenham Wick
Tollard Royal
Townsend
Trowbridge
Turleigh
Tytherington
Tytherton Lucas
Uffcott
Underhill
Upavon
Upper Castle Combe
Upper Chicksgrove
Upper Chute
Upper Minety
Upper Seagry
Upper Town
Upper Upham
Upper Woodford
Upper Wraxall
Upton
Upton Lovell
Upton Scudamore
Vastern
Wadswick
Wardour
Warminster
Washwell
Wedhampton
West Amesbury
West Ashton
West Chisenbury
West Crudwell
West Dean
West End
West Grafton
West Grimstead
West Hill
West Kennett
West Kington
West Kington Wick
West Knoyle
West Overton
West Sharcott
West Stowell
West Winterslow
West Yatton
Westbrook
Westbury
Westrop
Westwood
Wexcombe
Whaddon
Whitbourne Springs
White Cross
Whiteparish
Whitley
Whittonditch
Wick
Widbrook
Wilcot
Willesley
Wilsford
Wilton
Wincombe
Wingfield
Winsley
Winterbourne Bassett
Winterbourne Dauntsey
Winterbourne Earls
Winterbourne Gunner
Winterbourne Monkton
Winterbourne Stoke
Woodborough
Woodbridge
Woodfalls
Woodminton
Woodsend
Woolley Green
Wootton Rivers
Worton
Wylye
Yarnbrook
Yatesbury
Yatton Keynell
Zeals
Zeals Row

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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