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 Nottinghamshire

Egmanton
Halam
Babworth
Mattersey
Moorhouse
Woodbeck
Staunton in the Vale
Girton
Everton
Farndon
Rolleston
West Drayton
Cottam
Bathley
Upper Morton
Church Warsop
Gotham
Colston Bassett
Darfoulds
Carlton-on-Trent
Thorney
Grove
Headon
Thrumpton
Morton
Jacksdale
Thurgarton
Bestwood Village
Bevercotes
White Post
Budby
Thorpe
Selston
Whatton-in-the-Vale
Willoughby-on-the-Wolds
Fackley
Oxton
Normanton-on-the-Wolds
Langford
Alverton
South Leverton
Ruddington
Kirton
Perlethorpe
Halloughton
Flintham
Elston
Hayton
Little Carlton
Holme
Cossall
Retford
Linby
Drakeholes
Gibsmere
Maythorne
Pleasley Vale
Annesley Woodhouse
Norton
Thoresby
Sutton
Beeston
Rempstone
Averham Park
New Ollerton
Weston
Gonalston
Carburton
Harworth
Barnstone
Welham
Oldcotes
Plumtree
Hickling Pastures
Granby
Hawksworth
Clipstone
Stokeham
Lound
Thorney Moor
East Bridgford
Scofton
Hoveringham
Kings Clipstone
Little Gringley
Goverton
Darlton
Gunthorpe
Normanton on Soar
Swinethorpe
Blidworth Bottoms
Sandiacre
Strelley
Car Colston
Nether Headon
Bunny
Ossington
Blyth
Ranskill
Rockley
Styrrup
Flawborough
Wallingwells
Saundby
New Kingston
Calverton
Clipston
Harlow Wood
Pinxton
Cuckney
Edwalton
Newton
Market Warsop
Ompton
Red Hill
Besthorpe
Haywood Oaks
Wigsley
Papplewick
Balderton
Brough
Edingley
Langar
Clifton
Milton
Stanton Hill
Aslockton
Widmerpool
Dunham on Trent
Serlby
Barnby Moor
Blidworth
Mansfield
Gringley on the Hill
East Drayton
Tiln
Stanley
Kimberley
Farnsfield
Edwinstowe
Worksop
Sturton le Steeple
Spion Kop
Mattersey Thorpe
Sutton cum Lound
Meden Vale
Brinsley
Askham
Misterton
Scarrington
Holme Pierrepont
Treswell
Tollerton
Shireoaks
Elkesley
Scrooby
Nuthall
Westwood
Arnold
South Scarle
Eastwood
Cotgrave
Stapleford
Ravenshead
Kegworth
Langwith
Shirebrook
Watnall
Keyworth
West Leake
Bulcote
Cropwell Bishop
Grassthorpe
Normanton on Trent
Tibshelf
Kingston on Soar
Bole
Normanton
Skegby
Syerston
Upper Broughton
Costock
North Clifton
Beckingham
Spalford
Walkeringham
Southwell
East Markham
Fenton
Epperstone
Ollerton
Shelford
Laxton
Stanford on Soar
Kneeton
Winkburn
Radcliffe on Trent
Eakring
Knapthorpe
Wiseton
Littleborough
Newlands
Bothamsall
Stanford Hills
Trowell
West Stockwith
Rhodesia
Huthwaite
Low Marnham
Barton in Fabis
Ragnall
Mansfield Woodhouse
Kersall
Saxondale
West Markham
Thoroton
Hickling
Greasley
Kneesall
South Wheatley
Sutton in Ashfield
Collingham
Coddington
Eaton
North Muskham
Newark-on-Trent
Cromwell
Cropwell Butler
Caunton
Bolham
Scaftworth
Wellow
Boughton
Haughton
Kilvington
Barnby in the Willows
Drinsey Nook
Laneham
Bilsthorpe
Kirkby-in-Ashfield
Sutton Bonington
Teversal
Hockerton
Coates
Sookholme
Walesby
Orston
Kirklington
Kelham
Lowdham
Carlton Forest
Bradmore
Zouch
Bestwood St Albans
Holbeck
East Stoke
Hawton
Bircotes
Upper Saxondale
Hucknall
Averham
Harby
Markham Moor
Babbington
South Clifton
Norwell
Pye Bridge
High Marnham
Warsop Vale
Thorpe in the Glebe
Forest Town
Tuxford
Langold
Rainworth
North Leverton with Habblesthorpe
Cotham
Sutton on Trent
Stoke Bardolph
Hardwick Village
Bingham
Newington
West Bridgford
Sibthorpe
Underwood
Owthorpe
Cossall Marsh
Rampton
Torworth
Burton Joyce
Bagthorpe
Fiskerton
Osberton
Stanton-on-the-Wolds
Staythorpe
Clarborough
Scrooby Top
Holbeck Woodhouse
Whaley Thorns
Hodsock
Gamston
Maplebeck
Carlton in Lindrick
Kinoulton
Newstead
Shelton
Bleasby
Stragglethorpe
Wigthorpe
Swingate
Ilkeston
Misson
Fledborough
Nottingham
Elton on the Hill
Ratcliffe on Soar
Woodborough
Upton
Caythorpe
Winthorpe
Trowell Moor
Ranby
Clayworth
Rufford
Brinkley
Lambley
Screveton
Tithby
Harwell
South Muskham
Wysall
North Wheatley
East Leake
Awsworth

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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