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

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

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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