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 Derbyshire

Higher Gamesley
Chunal
Pratthall
Darley Dale
Upper Hackney
Park Head
Ingmanthorpe
Lee Head
Mapleton
Street Lane
Stainsby Common
Stretton
Kelstedge
Ilkeston
Eastwood
Coplow Dale
Edensor
Chevinside
Pleasley Vale
Alsop en le Dale
Mickley
Long Duckmanton
Rawson Green
Crowhole
Slaley
Twyford
Woodville
Hartshorne
Plaistow
Mill Green
Pye Bridge
Idridgehay
Stockley
Hope
Hodthorpe
Ashgate
Oxcroft Estate
Robin Hood
Buxton
Long Eaton
Morton
Dalebank
Middleton
Fernilee
Ironville
Hollins Green
Ogston
Morleymoor
Winster
Hollins
Wheston
Sterndale Moor
Commonside
Stanton
Clay Cross
Stapleford
Breadsall
Kilburn
Heage
Farnah Green
Tinkersley
Toadhole Furnace
Ingleby
Holymoorside
Morley
Dalbury
Furness Vale
Parwich
Weston Underwood
Millthorpe
Shottlegate
Northedge
Bullbridge
Scarcliffe
Matlock Bath
Snelston
Bolsover Woodhouse
Shottle
Thornhill
Edale
Bolsover
Lightwood
Wakebridge
Netherseal
Hilton
Chesterfield
Melbourne
Flagg
Eastmoor
Taxal
Ticknall
Dove Head
Grangemill
Upper Newbold
Sutton Scarsdale
Unstone
Hilltop
Thulston
Belper Lane End
Horsleygate
Uppertown
Swanwick
Callow
Markham Vale
Turnditch
Lees
Ladmanlow
Heath
Freebirch
Blackwell
Castle Gresley
Starkholmes
Knockerdown
Draycott
Mount Pleasant
Sutton on the Hill
Wigley
Swarkestone
Chelmorton
Cowley
Weston-on-Trent
Lane Head
Barrow Hill
Plaistow Green
Pomeroy
Staveley
Spout
Barlborough
Dale End
Middle Handley
Broadbottom
Stonebroom
Mercaston
Slackhall
Chapel Milton
Foston
Cowdale
Horsley Woodhouse
Farley
Lower Pilsley
Rowsley
Hazelwood
Clowne
Duckmanton
Hatton
Miller's Dale
Kirk Langley
Moorhall
King Sterndale
Stanley
West Hallam
Pinxton
Cutthorpe
Whaley Thorns
Conksbury
Unthank
Greenside
King's Newton
Little Cubley
Youlgreave and Youlgrave
Stainsby
Golden Valley
Woodseats
Bridgemont
Moorwood Moor
Burntheath
Oxcroft
Cropper
Ockbrook
Monyash
Oakerthorpe
Hopton
Newton Solney
Kniveton
Shuttlewood
Gamesley
Somersal Herbert
Highlane
Peakley Hill
Press
Fritchley
Hatton Fields
Lower Hartshay
Bankwood Gate
Brailsford
Mapperley
Wilday Green
Dale Abbey
Milltown
Nether Handley
Little Eaton
Ashford in the Water
Wirksworth
Hargatewall
Findern
Oaks Green
Over Haddon
Nether Booth
Langley Common
Culland
Lullington
Burton upon Trent
Trentlock
Shatton
Shirebrook
Great Cubley
Dicklant
Wessington
Mackworth
Stoneyford
Butterley
Bretby
Windley
Bradley
Breaston
Slack
Upper Padley
Denby Bottles
New Mills
Combs
Boylestone
Stanfree
Nether Padley
Nether Biggin
Hillclifflane
Breckend
Rowland
Milford
Cubley Common
Stanhope Bretby
Holloway
Higham
Spancarr
Pentrich
Baslow
Boundary
Smithy Moor
Shardlow
Eyam
Leadmill
Little Hucklow
Lea
Cressbrook
Woolley Moor
West Handley
Astwith
Brough
Thurvaston
Whitehough
Hulland Ward
Lower Kilburn
Rowthorne
Hollington
Warrencarr
Acresford
Newton
Holbrook
Snitterton
Calke
Coxbench
Brook Bottom
Calver
Kedleston
Arkwright Town
Rosliston
Bradbourne
Brockhurst
Congreave
Tintwistle
Great Hucklow
Upper Biggin
Common Side
Cockyard
Dinting Vale
Ault Hucknall
Shirland
Edlaston
Whaley Bridge
Brimington
Thornsett
Stoke
Rumbling Street
Doehole
Morley Smithy
Risley
New Stanton
Cock Alley
Woolley
Carsington
Fallgate
Ford
Harehill
Riddings
Bubnell
Bamford
Wheatcroft
Ambergate
Barrow upon Trent
Upper Town
Alfreton
Stanton Lees
Dunsa
Ripley
Ashover Hay
Marsh Lane
Foolow
Ladygrove
Hayfield
Millers Green
Bagshaw
Leaden Knowl
Wingerworth
Eckington
Pleasley
Woodlinkin
Ashleyhay
Quarndon
Overton
Smalley
Cross o' th' hands
Bramley
Woodthorpe
Belper
Sheffield
Peak Dale
Bonsall
Birley
Hardstoft
Littlemoor
Bargate
Hardwick Wood
Sandiacre
Hassop
Stanley Common
Aston Heath
Spinkhill
Wormhill
Earl Sterndale
Langwith
Dethick
Higher Chisworth
South Wingfield
New Smithy
Riber
Crowdicote
Sawmills
Heanor
Elmton
North Wingfield
Overseal
Snelston Common
Swadlincote
Whitehough Head
Hathersage
Tunstead Milton
Aldwark
Aston-on-Trent
Birchover
Ednaston
Hognaston
Chisworth
Denby Village
Atlow
Muggintonlane End
Foremark
Upper Booth
Coton in the Elms
Glossop
Friden
Calton Lees
Osleston
Birch Vale
Bradwell
Barton Blount
Ballidon
Apperknowle
Caldwell
Pilsbury
Abney
Waldley
Hundall
Westhouses
Longlane
Stony Houghton
Church Hill
Crowden
Sudbury
Tideswell
Sheldon
Clifton
Hague Bar
Newhaven
South Normanton
Higher Dinting
Makeney
Buxworth
Heathcote
Birleyhay
Brassington
Radbourne
Tunstead
Boothgate
Linton
Stanton-by-Dale
Chinley
Higher Crossings
Rowarth
Staden
Mayfield
Park Nook
Elton
Etwall
Upper End
Whitwell Common
Lydgate
Batham Gate
Horsley
Wash
Castleton
Belph
Shipley
Chapel-en-le-Frith
Thorpe
Grindleford
Hollingworth
Renishaw
Nether Chanderhill
Wardlow
Wensley
Summerley
Trusley
Burnaston
Church Broughton
Longford
Lower Thurvaston
Old Brampton
Scropton
Glapwell
Matlock
New Houghton
Beeley
Somercotes
Nether Sturston
Bretton
Ashover
Holmewood
Unstone Green
Sparrowpit
Little Longstone
Smisby
Bolehill
Biggin
Peak Forest
Norbury
Cowers Lane
Litton
Dronfield
Alderwasley
Harpur Hill
Grassmoor
Palterton
Lower Gamesley
Whitwell
Spitewinter
Harper Hill
Monsal Head
Corbriggs
Barber Booth
Alton
Heathtop
Marston Montgomery
The Raikes
Lower Dinting
Fenny Bentley
Walton-on-Trent
Church Wilne
Barlow
Egginton
Pilhough
Padfield
Upper Loads
Leabrooks
Whatstandwell
Calow
Holmesfield
High Cross Bank
Yeaveley
Creswell
Whaley
Bakewell
Stenson
Millington Green
Ireton Wood
Radbourne Common
Priestcliffe
Brand Side
Cromford
Killamarsh
Marston on Dove
Rodsley
Rylah
Tupton
Curbar
Repton
Crich
Bowden Head
Charlesworth
Bole Hill
Pentrichlane-end
Brightgate
Lumsdale
Stanton in Peak
Ambaston
Shirley
Old Tupton
Denby Common
Alkmonton
Hare Edge
Grindlow
Derby
Holmgate
Hilcote
Hales Green
Temple Normanton
Hartington
Stone Edge
Pikehall
Cinderhill
Ashbourne
Moorend
Lane Ends
Alport
Blackbrook
Dove Holes
Little Hayfield
Milehill
Short Heath
Willington
Smalldale
Priestcliffe Ditch
Wadshelf
Froggatt
Tansley
Wyaston
Mugginton
Woodhead
Aston
West Broughton
Nether Heage
Tibshelf
Ible
Ridgeway
Buckland Hollow
Roston
Hangingbridge
Osmaston
Pilsley
Over Burrows
Smalley Green
Doe Lea
Great Longstone
Stoney Middleton
Borrowash
Great Wilne
Tomthorn
Cartledge
Elvaston
Wilson
Doveridge
Milton
Wardlow Mires
Newgate
Taddington
Kirk Ireton
Handley
Hulland Village
Farhill
Stanton Gate
Selston
Tissington
Ravensnest
Offerton
Hill Somersal

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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