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 Lincolnshire

Thorpe le Fallows
Shepeau Stow
Kirkby la Thorpe
High Toynton
Oasby
Baston
Mawthorpe
Greylees
North End
Saltfleetby All Saints
Leake Hurn's End
Northgate
Stenwith
Horbling
Mareham on the Hill
Brothertoft
Revesby
Hagworthingham
Yarburgh
Willingham by Stow
Wyville
Skellingthorpe
Eagle Moor
Heighington
Doddington
Bonthorpe
Bishop Norton
Ashby de la Launde
Somerby
Bransby
Owmby
South Reston
Denton
Knaith
Three Bridges
North Ormsby
Kirkby Fenside
Anwick
Quadring
Long Bennington
Lutton Gowts
Skillington
Skendleby
Markby
Fleet
Harlaxton
Helpringham
Blankney
Guy's Head
Farforth
Dry Doddington
Birkholme
Blyton
Torksey Lock
Tydd St Giles
Braceby
Holbeach Clough
Haugham
Stenigot
Long Sutton
Toynton All Saints
Drinsey Nook
Ewerby
Claydike Bank
Withcall
Atterby
Burton Waters
Usselby
Croxby
White Pit
Caenby
Bucknall
Swinethorpe
Heydour
Hougham
Wrawby
North Elkington
Binbrook
Ludborough
Pointon
Monksthorpe
Donington
Easton
Moulton Seas End
Fulbeck
Calceby
Garnsgate
North Carlton
Haltoft End
Hameringham
Woodnook
Carlton-le-Moorland
Barkston Heath
Walpole Marsh
Holbeach Hurn
Skegness
Calcethorpe
Moor Side
Slackholme End
South Owersby
West Keal
Obthorpe
Tydd Gote
Holbeach
Northorpe
Leverton Outgate
Northbeck
Claxby
Firsby
Sots Hole
Sedgebrook
Little Hale
Branston
Barkston
Stickney
Wilksby
Threekingham
Holbeach St Marks
Gosberton
Lobthorpe
Langworth
Hogsthorpe
Upton
Little Sutton
Hainton
Tathwell
Fosdyke
Holton cum Beckering
Dalderby
Reepham
Willoughby Hills
Walmsgate
Dalby
Langton by Wragby
Welton le Wold
Searby
Thorpe Culvert
Holdingham
Toynton Fen Side
Hemswell Cliff
Glentham
Gonerby Moor
Haconby
Lound
Anderby
Northlands
Folkingham
Eagle
Worlaby
Marshchapel
Hungerton
Scrafield
Great Gonerby
Kelby
Somersby
Cherry Willingham
North Cockerington
Newtoft
Claypole
Rowston
East Kirkby
Harpswell
Bourne
Westby
Ludney
Minting
Stroxton
Sutton
Spalding
Hall Hills
Harrowby
Hanthorpe
North Somercotes
Cawthorpe
Lincoln
Benniworth
Fulletby
Tumby
Sibsey
Scott Willoughby
Kirton End
Asterby
Martin
Spalford
Aunby
South Kyme
Strubby
Wyham
Wrangle Bank
Gedney
Weston
Thoresthorpe
North Thoresby
Tetney
Kirton
Lower Bassingthorpe
Wilsthorpe
Anderby Creek
Hagnaby Lock
Greetham
Spanby
Holbeck
Ingham
Sibsey Fen Side
Deeping St James
Rand
Silk Willoughby
Aubourn
Dorrington
Rothwell
Holton le Clay
Kingerby
Fiskerton
Hanby
Low Toynton
Freiston Shore
Sutterton Dowdyke
Bunker's Hill
Sutton St James
Sapperton
Lea
South Hykeham
Benington
Heckington
Woolsthorpe by Belvoir
West Deeping
Caistor
Walesby
Riseholme
Kexby
Sewstern
Wigtoft
Stainfield
Hatton
Horncastle
Low Fulney
Baythorpe
Lenton
Cuxwold
Moorby
Beesby
Aswarby
Frithville
Waddingworth
Nettleton
Cotham
Swaby
Canwick
Great Hale
Lusby
Friskney Tofts
Aby
Grasby
Bishopbridge
Westwoods
Uffington
Swinderby
Osbournby
Haddington
Bicker
Thimbleby
Frieston
Hardwick
Heapham
Ropsley
East Heckington
Grayingham
Londonthorpe
North Kelsey Moor
Gayton le Marsh
Little Ponton
Toynton St Peter
Stamford
Carlton Ashes
Dyke
Aswardby
Withern
Market Rasen
Barlings
Newton by Toft
Salmonby
West Rasen
Waddington
Gayton Le Wold
Fenton
Coates
Woolsthorpe-by-Colsterworth
Sturton by Stow
Thoresway
Bicker Gauntlet
Irby in the Marsh
Walkerith
Alvingham
Moulton Eaugate
Scredington
Lissington
Wainfleet St Mary
Barrowby
Willoughby
Hannah
Hawthorpe
Lade Bank
Chapel St Leonards
Toft next Newton
Fillingham
Digby
Rippingale
Stickford
Swinstead
Donington South Ing
Farlesthorpe
Cranwell
Swayfield
Maltby le Marsh
Driby Top
Authorpe Row
Martin Dales
Fulstow
Normanby by Stow
Marston
Greatford
Sandilands
Hemingby
Great Humby
Legsby
Gautby
Theddlethorpe All Saints
North Reston
Hoffleet Stow
North Cotes
Apley
Gedney Drove End
Frampton
Loosegate
Boothby Graffoe
Edenham
Burtoft
North Owersby
Asperton
Marton
Navenby
Brampton
New Leake
Hilldyke
Bassingham
Billingborough
Market Stainton
Langton
Wrangle Lowgate
Authorpe
Brinkhill
Barholm
Welton Hill
Little Steeping
Sudbrooke
East Firsby
Tothby
Westhorpe
Wispington
Tamworth Green
West Torrington
Cadeby
Mid Thorpe
Kirkby
Holbeach St Johns
Little Grimsby
Claxby St Andrew
Habertoft
Fenhouses
Stixwould
Fishtoft
Orby
Thorpe Fendykes
Frognall
Stainton le Vale
Stewton
Old Leake
Louth
Great Ponton
Wood Enderby
Brattleby
Caenby Corner
Birthorpe
Belchford
Listoft
Carlton Scroop
Brauncewell
Throckenholt
Helsey
Keelby
Candlesby
Bardney
Skeldyke
Will Row
Walcott
South Ormsby
Willoughton
Cawkwell
Ingoldsby
Ulceby
Partney
Friskney
Scotterthorpe
Snarford
West Firsby
Boothby Pagnell
Leverton Highgate
Saltfleetby St Peter
Thorpe
Sturgate
Burgh le Marsh
Morton
Counthorpe
Timberland
Sudbrook
Goulceby
Butterwick
Fordington
Ewerby Thorpe
Burgh on Bain
Holbeach Drove
Langrick
Wykeham
Holton le Moor
Cowbit
Croxby Top
Ruskington
Scupholme
Reeds Beck
Saxby
Scothern
South Witham
Swineshead
Langtoft
Donington on Bain
Donna Nook
Ulceby Cross
Moulton Chapel
Honington
Grange De Lings
Low Hameringham
Owmby-by-Spital
Ketsby
Oxcombe
Cammeringham
Laughton
Stow
Riby
Caythorpe
Ingleby
Bilsby
Syston
Fosdyke Bridge
Gedney Broadgate
Sempringham
Conisholme
South Kelsey
North Kelsey
Bleasby
Aunsby
Wellingore
Newball
South Rauceby
Dunston
Sandy Bank
Midville
North Willingham
Covenham St Mary
Wasps Nest
South Willingham
Potterhanworth Booths
Grimblethorpe
Horsington
Maltby
Braceborough
Newstead
Sotby
Kingthorpe
Hubbert's Bridge
Grimsthorpe
Thurlby
Brandon
Leadenham
Seadyke
Trusthorpe
Middle Rasen
Hasthorpe
Pilham
Sutton St Edmund
Guthram Gowt
South Carlton
Sutton Crosses
Swineshead Bridge
Waithe
Pode Hole
Austendike
Coningsby
Waddingham
Tanvats
Pinchbeck West
Far Thorpe
Twenty
Grainsby
Scotter
Carlby
North Scarle
Sleaford
Goltho
Dogdyke
Asserby
Castle Bytham
Mavis Enderby
Ashby by Partney
Toft
Dunsby
Torksey
Swallow
Thorpe Tilney
Colsterworth
Reasby
Moortown
Ingham Cliff
Muckton
Bulby
Baumber
Claythorpe
Foston
Keddington
Burton Pedwardine
North Rauceby
Bullington
Irnham
Surfleet
Westborough
Brant Broughton
Allington
Gelston
Stapleford
Ancaster
Spital in the Street
Tetney Lock
Glentworth
Cold Harbour
Holbeach Bank
Bag Enderby
Halton Fenside
Utterby
Tattershall Bridge
Stoke Rochford
New Bolingbroke
Kirton Holme
Maidenwell
Nettleham
Medlam
Fulnetby
Cumberworth
Hareby
Little Cawthorpe
Wrangle
Sutton on Sea
Thornton le Moor
Harrington
Fleet Hargate
Surfleet Seas End
Wragholme
Tattershall Thorpe
Great Carlton
Culverthorpe
West End
Bleasby Moor
Springthorpe
Keal Cotes
Swaton
Boswell
Eskham
Furzehills
Yawthorpe
Kirmond le Mire
Deeping St Nicholas
Burton-le-Coggles
Aisthorpe
Thornton
Scampton
Pickworth
East Barkwith
Mareham le Fen
Carrington
South Thoresby
Washingborough
Gate Burton
Croft
Tothill
Kettlethorpe
Aslackby
Bridge End
Muckton Bottom
Holywell
Saxilby
Swarby
Skidbrooke
Harmston
Southrey
Girsby
Amber Hill
North Hykeham
Normanton-on-Cliffe
Winceby
Blyborough
Tetford
North Kyme
Wragby
Manthorpe
Wilsford
Covenham St Bartholomew
West Ashby
Friskney Eaudyke
Kirkby Underwood
Welby
Toft Hill
Nettleton Top
Beckering
Well
Langrick Bridge
Hop Pole
Walcot
Brocklesby
Millthorpe
East Stockwith
Kelstern
Grimoldby
Tealby Thorpe
Small End
Hundle Houses
Brandy Wharf
Drayton
Woodhall Spa
Algarkirk
West Willoughby
Faldingworth
Saleby
Alford
Hawerby
Woodthorpe
Beckingham
Bassingthorpe
Newton on Trent
Tealby
Tattershall
Fold Hill
Scopwick
Sloothby
Grainthorpe
Wainfleet All Saints
New Apley
Thorganby
South Elkington
North Witham
Castle Carlton
Ranby
Whaplode
Hough-on-the-Hill
Potterhanworth
Snitterby
Weston Hills
Kirkby Green
Timberland Dales
East Keal
Welton le Marsh
Brand End
Creeton
Whaplode St Catherine
Church End
Little Bytham
Gibraltar
Thorpe on the Hill
Holland Fen
Ludford
Asgarby
Leverton Lucasgate
Nocton
Scotton
Snelland
Claxby Pluckacre
Scrub Hill
Stainby
Anton's Gowt
Sutton Bridge
Keisby
Huttoft
Whaplode Drove
Great Limber
Evedon
Theddlethorpe St Helen
Normanby le Wold
Ingoldmells
Legbourne
Sandholme
Raithby
Wickenby
Whisby
Old Bolingbroke
East Ferry
Pinchbeck
Halton Holegate
Grantham
Gunby
Cowbridge
Boston
Osgodby
Saltfleet
Boothby
Crofton
Aisby
Fotherby
Normanby-by-Spital
Fishtoft Drove
Byard's Leap
Cold Hanworth
Humby
Corringham
Gedney Hill
Haugh
New York
East Torrington
Gainsborough
Dowsdale
Bratoft
Belleau
Leverton
Tydd St Mary
Broadholme
Chapel Hill
Sixhills
Hackthorn
Bloxholm
Moorhouses
Bitchfield
Lutton
Old Somerby
Billinghay
Tongue End
Sutterton
Buslingthorpe
Boston West
Tumby Woodside
Roughton
Stragglethorpe
Burton-by-Lincoln
Ashby Puerorum
Newton
Eastville
South Cockerington
Dunholme
Gosberton Cheal
Susworth
Reedham
Manby
Broxholme
Stubton
Market Deeping
Holbeach St Matthew
Grebby
Leake Commonside
Leasingham
Gosberton Clough
Wildsworth
Scrivelsby
Spilsby
Scrane End
Welbourn
Benington Sea End
Graby
Hemswell
North Greetwell
Wainfleet Bank
Tallington
Crowland
Skidbrooke North End
Sutterby
Welton
Hallington
Addlethorpe
Spridlington
Norton Disney
Edlington
Wainfleet Clough
Haceby
Scremby
Branston Booths
Thorpe St Peter
Eagle Hall
Bigby
Dowsby
Coleby
High Ferry
Brookenby
Ailby
Careby
Swinhope
Clixby
Hagnaby
Metheringham
Bracebridge Heath
Rigsby
Haltham
Quadring Eaudike
Risegate
Foul Anchor
Gedney Dyke
Ruckland
Great Steeping
Stainton by Langworth
Laughterton
Driby
Mumby
Moulton
Sausthorpe
Little Carlton
Wargate
Mablethorpe
Hawthorn Hill
Saltfleetby St Clement
Scamblesby
Miningsby
Witham St Hughs
Howell
Friesthorpe
Saracen's Head
Burwell
Temple Bruer
Corby Glen
Witham on the Hill
Short Ferry
Belton
South Somercotes
Scottlethorpe
Frampton West End
Kirkby on Bain
Great Sturton
Cabourne
Eagle Barnsdale
Freiston
Boston Long Hedges

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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