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 Cambridgeshire

St Neots
Wansford
Orwell
Abbots Ripton
Keyston
Upton
Hamerton
Fenton
Little Shelford
Norman Cross
Little Gransden
Westwick
Tydd St Giles
Godmanchester
Needingworth
Whittlesford
Southoe
Duxford
Molesworth
Wood Walton
Denton
Chittering
Yelling
Tholomas Drove
Wimpole
Begdale
Carlton
Kings Ripton
Whaddon
Girton
Histon
Hilton
Arrington
Hinxton
Papworth St Agnes
Foul Anchor
Dyer's Green
Streetly End
Babraham
Queen Adelaide
Peterborough
Boxworth
Ditton Green
Guilden Morden
Murrow
Great Stukeley
Aldreth
Offord Cluny
Throckenholt
Horningsea
Bar Hill
Little Stukeley
Elton
Christchurch
Great Shelford
Crow End
Eastrea
Hail Weston
Great Wilbraham
Kirtling Green
Swavesey
Bury
Haslingfield
Tadlow
Croydon
Eldernell
Fowlmere
Bassingbourn
Ashley
Fordham
Guyhirn
Stonely
Kirtling
Purls Bridge
Winwick
Westlands
Somersham
Croxton
Longstanton
Balsham
Melbourn
Caxton
Great Gransden
Waterbeach
Coates
Willingham Green
Pondersbridge
Upthorpe
Little Downham
Ickleton
Stretham
Heathfield
The Lipneas
River Bank
Soham
March
Gamlingay
Easton
Weald
Cambourne
Burwell
West Wratting
Hauxton
Mepal
Northstowe
Broad Green
Comberton
Stetchworth
Fen Ditton
Colne
Snailwell
Earith
Wimblington
Upend
Hardwick
Brinkley
Upware
Kennett
Harlton
Spaldwick
Little Abington
Great Paxton
Hildersham
Welches Dam
Cheveley
Madingley
Grafham
Rogues Alley
Pymoor
Sutton
Wicken
Ramsey St Mary's
Reach
Ramsey Forty Foot
Milton
Heydon
Down Field
Stow cum Quy
Alconbury
Saxon Street
Morden Green
Impington
Tetworth
Oxlode
Wilburton
West End
Fenstanton
Stuntney
Pertenhall
Childerley Gate
Wenny Severals
Westley Waterless
Cambridge
Elsworth
Willingham
Newton-in-the-Isle
Woodhurst
Camps End
Little Ouse
North Brook End
Teversham
Benwick
Great Abington
Great Green
Thorney Toll
Weston Colville
Newton
Steeple Gidding
Isleham
Commercial End
Houghton
Black Horse Drove
Brandon Creek
Chatteris
Oakington
Rampton
Woodditton
Castle Camps
Mill Green
Swaffham Prior
Barrington
Linton
Six Mile Bottom
Toseland
Cross Green
Pidley
Abington Pigotts
Redmere
Westry
Tilbrook
Leverington
Bourn
Wendy
Wistow
Frog End
Tipps End
Stapleford
Ramsey Heights
Quy Waters
Gamlingay Great Heath
Wisbech
Dullingham
Farcet
Huntingdon
Swingbrow
Great Raveley
Longstowe
Childerley
Water Newton
Little Catworth
Great Gidding
Lolworth
Haddon
West Perry
Whittlesey
Holme
Clayhithe
Mile End
Great Chishill
Dillington
Sawston
Buckden
Roman Hill
Wentworth
Coveney
Little Chishill
Upwood
Yaxley
Landbeach
Elm
Brampton
Ellington Thorpe
Alconbury Weston
Stilton
Little Eversden
Holywell
Sawtry
Litlington
Buckworth
Ring's End
Dry Drayton
Prickwillow
Papworth Everard
Barham
Wyton
Horseway
Kentford
Little Wilbraham
Witchford
Stirtloe
Way Head
Little Thetford
Morborne
Conington
Stow Longa
Kneesworth
Old Hurst
Westley bottom
Great Staughton
Fulbourn
Hemingford Grey
Chainbridge
Catworth
Kingston
Weston Green
Steventon End
Barton
Turves
Gorefield
Great Eversden
Carlton Green
Stibbington
Oldeamere
Church End
Bridgefoot
Old Weston
Coldham
Kimbolton
Fitton End
Coton
Little Green
Old Wimpole
Knapwell
Wennington
Toft
Tydd Gote
Caldecote
Wintringham
Ramsey
Foxton
Brington
Barcham Corner
Over
Bunker's Hill
Thriplow
Doddington
Little Raveley
Odsey
Little Paxton
Sibson
Shudy Camps
Graveley
St Ives
Flint Cross
Shingay
Haddenham
Nosterfield End
Littleport
Covington
Wardy Hill
Meldreth
Leighton Bromswold
West Wickham
Long Meadow
Lode
Diddington
Downham Hythe
Parson Drove
Steeple Morden
Dunkirk
Haroldsbridge
Grantchester
Folksworth
Glatton
Little Ditton
Warboys
Pampisford
Offord D'Arcy
Badlingham
Shepreth
Abbotsley
Broad Hill
Chippenham
Waresley
Chettisham
Horseheath
Dullingham Ley
Fen Drayton
Burrough End
Broughton
Cottenham
Sutton Gault
Lark Hall Corner
East Perry
Black Bank
Ramsey Mereside
Ellington
Barway
Bythorn
Ramsey Hollow
Newmarket
Bartlow
Wisbech St Mary
Friday Bridge
Eltisley
East Hatley
Cardinal's Green
Woolley
Bluntisham
Little Gidding
Ely
Woodbury
Burrough Green
Harston
Swaffham Bulbeck
Hook
Hatley St George
King's Dyke
Manea
Bottisham
Hemingford Abbots
Witcham
Coppingford
Gold Hill

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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