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

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

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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