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 Bedford

MK43 7JS
MK43 7JT
MK43 7JX
MK43 7LB
MK43 7JY
MK43 7LW
MK43 7JU
MK43 7LA
MK43 7LU
MK43 7JR
MK43 7LD
MK43 7LT
MK43 7LN
MK43 7LR
MK43 7LP
MK43 7LS
MK43 7LJ
MK43 7LE
MK43 7LH
MK43 7LG
MK43 7DU
MK43 7LQ
MK43 7NA
MK43 7DL
MK43 7DE
MK43 7DB
MK43 7DD
MK43 7DG
MK43 7LF
MK43 7DS
MK43 7EB
MK43 7ED
MK43 7DA
MK43 7EE
MK43 7TZ
MK43 7TY
MK43 7DT
MK43 7EW
MK43 7EA
MK43 7DQ
MK43 7BH
MK43 7LL
MK43 7BL
MK43 7DF
MK43 7DJ
MK43 7FB
MK43 7BJ
MK43 7BN
MK43 7DX
MK43 7FR
MK43 7BG
MK43 7EH
MK43 7ER
MK43 7DY
MK43 7FS
MK43 7BE
MK43 7DP
MK43 7BW
MK43 7DW
MK43 7DR
MK43 7DH
MK43 7BP
MK43 7EF
MK43 7ND
MK43 7LX
MK43 7BX
MK43 7NB
MK43 7BS
MK46 4JA
MK43 7AR
MK43 7AP
MK43 7BU
MK43 7BT
MK43 7EG
MK46 4JB
MK43 7EP
MK43 7AU
MK43 8EQ
MK43 7AS
MK43 7TX
MK43 7QX
MK43 7AT
MK43 7EL
MK43 7EJ
MK43 7AX
MK43 7JL
MK43 7NX
MK43 8DU
MK43 8EA
MK43 7BB
MK43 8EB
MK43 8DY
MK43 7JJ
MK43 8DX
MK43 8DT
MK43 8EE
MK43 8DS
MK43 8EL
MK43 7BA
MK43 8EY
MK43 8ED
MK43 8DN
MK43 8BA
MK43 8DP
MK43 8DR
MK43 8EG
MK43 7EZ
MK43 7ZT
MK43 7ZY
MK43 7UL
MK43 7PB
MK43 7UE
MK43 7JW
MK43 7ZH
MK43 7ZS
MK43 7ZL
MK43 7ZP
MK43 7ZR
MK43 7YU
MK43 7ZA
MK43 7YQ
MK43 7AL
MK43 7AJ
MK43 8DF
MK43 8BB
MK43 8EX
MK43 8EH
MK43 7AA
MK43 8DJ
MK43 8DL
MK43 7NY
MK43 8DB
MK43 8DE
MK43 7NU
MK43 8DD
MK43 8EP
MK43 8EJ
MK43 8DH
MK43 8DA
MK43 8EN
MK43 8DQ
MK43 7NT
MK43 8HB
MK43 8ER
MK43 8BE
MK43 7AF
MK43 8HA
MK43 7NS
MK43 8BF
MK43 8BH
MK43 7QU
MK43 7AE
MK43 8BJ
MK43 8ES
MK43 8BG
MK43 7NR
MK43 8ET
MK43 8EU
MK46 4HX
MK43 8EW
MK43 7NP
MK43 8BL
MK43 7NW
MK43 8GJ
MK43 7NL
MK43 7AH
MK43 7AN
MK43 7NN
MK43 7NZ
MK43 7AB
MK43 8BD
MK43 8BS
MK43 7UH
MK43 7UJ
MK43 7NH
MK43 7QA
MK43 7NJ
MK43 7PU
MK43 7PZ
MK43 7PT
MK46 4HY
MK46 4HU
MK46 4HF
MK44 1LL
MK43 7PX
MK43 8BT
MK46 4HG
MK43 7PD
MK46 4JG
MK46 4JE
MK46 4JF
MK46 4HR
MK43 7PY
MK43 7SX
MK46 4HA
MK43 7AD
MK43 7QT
MK46 4JD
MK43 8AA
MK46 4HT
MK46 4EX
MK46 4EG
MK43 7PF
MK43 7HG
MK43 7JH
MK46 4EU
MK43 7HH
MK43 7QS
MK43 7PE
MK43 7HJ
MK46 4EY
MK46 4HS
MK43 7QP
MK46 4HE
MK44 1JW
MK43 7QW
MK43 7JQ
MK43 7QN
MK43 7HB
MK46 4HB
MK43 7QB
MK43 7HD
MK43 7QH
MK46 4EJ
MK43 7EY
MK43 7EX
MK43 7EU
MK43 7QD
MK43 7ET
MK43 7HA
MK43 7QE
MK43 7HW
MK46 4EZ
MK43 7QL
MK46 4ET
MK43 7ES
MK43 7HN
MK43 7HP
MK46 4HQ
MK43 7QQ
MK43 7HL
MK43 7JF
MK43 7QY
MK43 7JE
MK46 4ER
MK43 7JP
MK46 4EL
MK46 4EP
MK43 7JB
MK46 4ES
MK43 7QG
MK43 7JA
MK43 7JG
MK43 7QZ
MK43 8AB
MK43 7QR
MK43 7JD
MK44 1LB
MK43 8AL
MK43 8AJ
MK43 8AP
MK43 7JZ
MK43 8BU
NN29 7LD
MK43 7PQ
MK43 7PL
MK43 7PH
MK43 7PJ
MK43 7HR
MK43 8AF

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)
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.
site index
site map