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 Suffolk

Sibton Green
Thrandeston
Woolpit Heath
Upper Street
Tan Office
Blacksmith's Corner
Middlewood Green
Holbrook
Dublin
Grundisburgh
Sudbury
Rede
Marlesford
Butley High Corner
Farnham
Lower Hacheston
Stoke Ash
Harkstead
Brettenham
Alpheton
Bleach Green
Cookley Green
Nayland
All Saints' South Elmham
Earl Stonham
Mettingham
Cargate
Mill Street
Wattisham Stone
Otley Green
East End
Flowton
Annesons Corner
Debach
St Cross South Elmham
Willisham
Rickinghall
Great Welnetham
Bell's Corner
Calais Street
Brampton
Mill Common
Hestley Green
North Cove
Wrentham West End
Palgrave
Eyke
Ringshall Stocks
Brome Street
Wordwell
Cotton
Saxtead Bottom
Wixoe
Boyton End
Church End
Hibb's Green
Laxfield
Helmingham
Boardy Green
Sutton
Allwood Green
Haughley Green
Badwell Ash
Ixworth Thorpe
Clopton Green
Foals Green
Hitcham
Hintlesham
Potash
Melon Green
Stowlangtoft
Fen Street
Great Bealings
Henley
Withersdale Street
Dagworth
Gosling Green
Assington
Earsham Street
Southolt
Conyer's Green
Bredfield
Denham End
Combs
Burstall
Mellis
Weston
Broad Green
Great Finborough
Swingleton Green
Boxted
Gipping
Hawstead
Methersgate
High Rougham
Upthorpe
Whepstead
Pixey Green
Mendlesham
Linstead Parva
Honey Tye
Hopton
Babel Green
Herringswell
Sicklesmere
Castling's Heath
Little Wratting
Newmarket
Blackheath
Little Wenham
Badingham
Kentford
Bruisyard
Hadleigh
Woolpit Green
Kingshall Street
Frostenden Corner
Saxham Street
Framsden
Standwell Green
Hulver Street
Stanningfield
Woolverstone
Lawshall Green
Rushmere
Diss
Cranley
Woodbridge
Hargrave
Whitestreet Green
Gislingham
Ashfield Cum Thorpe
Bungay
Upsher Green
Occold
Thorpeness
Thorndon
St Michael South Elmham
Kesgrave
Boxford
Cuckoo Tye
Gedding
Parham
Hartest
Barton Mills
Pinford End
Sowley Green
Freston
Buxhall Fen Street
Westleton
Yaxley
Trimley St Mary
Wickham Market
Cow Green
Horringer
Bentley
Hinderclay
Coldfair Green
Wetherup Street
Norton
Elmswell
Wingfield Green
Wherstead
Cuckoo Green
Hollybush Corner
Nowton
Lattinford Hill
Button's Green
Broad Street
Priory Green
Burthorpe
Nettlestead
Little Blakenham
Gisleham
Brockford Street
Buxhall
Cornard Tye
Hobbles Green
Workhouse Green
Monks Eleigh Tye
Glemsford
Barnaby Green
Kedington
Little Saxham
Kettlebaston
Cookley
Page's Green
Wickhambrook
Toad Row
Wortham Ling
Butley
Culpho
Horham
Nacton
Wetheringsett
Mace Green
Bell's Cross
Hundon
Burstallhill
Ipswich
Beck Row
Martlesham
Newbourne
Bradfield Combust
Hollesley
Euston
Walberswick
Great Livermere
Hasketon
Kersey
Kittle's Corner
Cock Street
Great Bradley
Sherbourne Street
Cretingham
Mount Pleasant
Rose Green
Ousden
Dallinghoo
Creeting Hills
Bush Green
Wyverstone Street
Great Glemham
Spratt's Street
Brandeston
Sibton
Lower Green
Little Eriswell
Snape Watering
Apsey Green
Halesworth
Akenham
Wissington
Lidgate
Sapiston
Washbrook Street
Mendlesham Green
Framlingham
Leavenheath
Daisy Green
Winston Green
Baylham
Little Thurlow Green
Stonham Aspal
Westhall
Washbrook
California
Cransford
Redlingfield
Sotherton
St James South Elmham
Battlies Green
Eriswell
Redgrave
Brundon
Bardwell
Sudbourne
Little Cornard
Finningham
St Peter South Elmham
Stratford St Andrew
Boot Street
Hessett
Stanton Street
Witnesham
Rotten End
Offton
Brundish
Hagmore Green
Stonecross Green
Cowlinge
Stuston
Brightwell
Somerton
Gazeley
Rumburgh
Four Ashes
Hawstead Green
Heveningham
Elmsett
Silverlace Green
Fressingfield
Ringsfield Corner
Reydon Smear
Santon Downham
Middleton Moor
Rendham
Great Waldingfield
Wentford
Blacksmith's Green
Exning
Almshouse Green
Worlingworth
Newton
Stutton
Saxtead Green
Sotherton Corner
Chickering
Lower Raydon
Cocks Green
Sternfield
Stow's Hill
White Horse Corner
Ringsfield Common
Cavendish
Dalham
Kersey Tye
Windsor Green
Tunstall
Waldringfield Heath
Campsea Ashe
Great Bricett
Curlew Green
Swilland
Haughley New Street
Coddenham Green
Clare
Martlesham Heath
Nedging
Little Stonham
Benacre
Iken
Wrentham
Stanton
Hoggard's Green
Barningham
Ixworth
Ramsholt
Kersey Upland
Lavenham
Brome
Capel St Mary
Calford Green
Tuddenham St Martin
Brook Green
Fingal Street
Nether Street
Athelington
Sutton Street
Culford
Little Thurlow
Bower House Tye
Preston St Mary
Colchester Green
Ilketshall St Lawrence
Brantham
Sizewell
Bawdsey
West Row
Beyton
Mickley Green
Belstead
Oaks Tye
Wetherden
Higham
Ampton
Badwell Green
St Nicholas South Elmham
Bowbeck
Upper Weybread
Wilby
Hadleigh Heath
Cattawade
Cattishall
Bloodman's Corner
Borley Green
Cavenham
Mutford
The City
Blackthorpe
Letheringham
Timworth
Monks Eleigh
Tattingstone White Horse
Corton
Lower Holbrook
Sackers Green
Alderton
Cove Bottom
Copdock
Pakenham
Cock and End
Stansfield
Audley End
William's Green
Kirton
Homersfield
Tannington
Aldringham
Mildenhall
Norton Little Green
Cranmer Green
Wangford
Metfield
Chimney Street
Brandon
Kenny Hill
Linstead Green
Haughley
Bures
Brent Eleigh
Water Run
Rendlesham
Erwarton
Stone Street
Lindsey Tye
Spexhall
Lampardbrook
Hacheston
Syleham
Stanstead
Gibraltar
Chevington
Westerfield
Creeting Bottoms
Troston
Fornham St Martin
Thelnetham
Shimpling Street
Tattingstone
Withersfield
Chattisham
Knettishall
Hepworth
Crowfield Green
Battisford
Bromswell Heath
Knodishall
Little Waldingfield
Barnby
Needham Market
Flixton
Blundeston
Hog's Corner
Little Glemham
Felixstowe
Burgh
Barnham
Carlton
Chelsworth
Lindsey
Worlingham
Creeting St Mary
Mickfield
Attleton Green
Moulton
Darmsden
West End
Park Gate
Icklingham
Ufford
Rattlesden
Botesdale Green
Benhall Green
Willisham Tye
Fakenham Magna
Barnardiston
Denham Street
Wattisham
Elveden
Little Whittingham Green
Walpole
Claydon
Undley
Felsham
Hemley
Brockley Corner
Barking
Kelsale
Newtown
Bridge Street
Darsham
Ellough
Waldringfield
Lower Common
Eye
Levington
Wick's Green
Base Green
Stores Corner
High Street
Tostock
Rushbrooke
Landwade
Wicker Street Green
Shotley Gate
Southwold
East Bergholt
Hengrave
Long Melford
The Woodlands
Tan Office Green
Upper Layham
Kingshall Green
Cross Green
Shingle Street
Stowupland
Groton
Scotland Street
Farley Green
Clopton Corner
Great Barton
Horner's Green
Woolpit
Pitcher's Green
Bull Green
Depden
Blaxhall
Crowfield
Ash Street
Shotley Common
Great Ashfield
Crown Corner
Monewden
Long Thurlow
Hoxne
Pound Green
Redisham
Hawkedon
Capon's Green
Frostenden
Gedgrave
Clopton
Hartest Hill
Rougham
Shipmeadow
Lower Street
West Street
Whelp Street
Butley Low Corner
Uggeshall
Covehithe
Brackenham
Stratford St Mary
Mells
Cuckold's Green
Shelley
Bildeston
Theberton
Otley Bottom
Braiseworth
Chelmondiston
Blythburgh
Cockfield
Round Maple
Assington Green
Dorley's Corner
Oakley
Thwaite
Stanton Chare
Nedging Tye
Coopers Corner
Kennett
Wickham Green
Gosbeck
Shottisham
Kenton
Pettistree
Parliament Heath
Cox Common
Aspall
Great Green
Aldeburgh
Westhorpe
Cross Street
Humble Green
Kenton Corner
Back Street
Shotley
Wainford
Barrow
Rushmere St Andrew
Holton St Mary
Honington
Ringshall
Falkenham
Wattisfield
Bobby Hill
Metfield Common
Sutton Common
Brockley Green
Ilketshall St Margaret
Charles Tye
Great Wratting
Monk Soham
Bruisyard Street
Polstead Heath
Crownland
Little Finborough
Lowestoft
Lackford
Cay Hill
High Street Green
Cook's Green
Chilton
Edwardstone
Rushford
Chapel Hill
Candle Street
Freckenham
Bramford
Pitmans Corner
Little Welnetham
Fenstead End
Worlington
Charsfield
Bradfield St Clare
Peasenhall
Whatfield
Brockford Green
Bacon's Green
Lower Layham
Ubbeston
St Margaret South Elmham
Earl Soham
Thorington
Willingham
Friday Street
Herringfleet
Kettleburgh
Great Thurlow
Ashfield Green
Risby
Saxtead
Bedingfield Street
Oak Hill
Bromeswell
Chillesford
Gromford
Thorpe Green
Leiston
Brundish Street
Thorington Street
Boyden End
Dunwich
Coney Weston
Little Green
Bacton Green
Otley
Bramfield
Cookley Street
Snape
Brampton Street
Rishangles
Mendham
Duke Street
Boyton
Wortham
Somersham
Smithwood Green
Somerleyton
Creeting St Peter
Knaves Green
Weybread
Hunston
Lakenheath
Botesdale
Ilketshall St Andrew
Poslingford
Red Lodge
Drinkstone
East Green
Pettaugh
Barley Green
Ashbocking
Wenhaston
Little Bradley
Grimstone End
Raydon
Fornham All Saints
Genesis Green
Denston
Sharpstone Street
Sweffling
Hemingstone
Bury St Edmunds
Longfield Green
Little Livermere
Owl's Green
Easton Green
Benhall Street
Great Blakenham
Cole's Green
Westley
Chilton Street
Bures Green
Wetherden Upper Town
Capel St Andrew
Holywell Row
Battisford Tye
Collipy's Green
Barham
Stanway Green
Little Bealings
Newman's Green
Milden
Maypole Green
Playford
Polstead
Stockhold Green
Colton
Stoke-by-Nayland
Shadingfield
Ringsfield
Coddenham
Trimley St Martin
Brown Street
Friston
Aldham
Melton
Wingfield
Reydon
Lound
Dandy Corner
Thornham Parva
Brabling Green
Market Weston
Naughton
Shelland
Winston
Thornham Magna
Old Newton
Harleston
Bradfield St George
Barsham
Woodside View
Boulge
Semer
Dennington
Blyford
Bird Street
Walsham Le Willows
Barking Tye
Stone Common
Brightwell Heath
Brockley
Haverhill
Cratfield
Shimpling
Thurston
Cobblers Corner
Orford
Weybread Street
Onehouse
Black Street
Kessingland
Langham
Stradbroke
Stradishall
Baxter's Green
Stoke-by-Clare
Holton
Canham's Green
Wootten Green
Flempton
Wyverstone
Great Wenham
North Green
Stackyard Green
Ash Corner
Hunston Green
Saxmundham
Thurston End
Gulling Green
Magpie Green
Upper Town
Denham
Bucklesham
Little London
Baylham Stone
Earl's Green
Chediston
Thorpe Morieux
Bacton
Middleton
Great Saxham
Moats Tye
Needham Street
Wilde Street
Tuddenham
Hemp Green
Stowmarket
Lawshall
Russel's Green
East Barton
Fornham St Genevieve
Wissett
Clay Common
Battlesea Green
Yoxford
Easton Bavents
Ingham
Sotterley
Wickham Skeith
Chedburgh
Silverley's Green
Acton
Stoven
Camps Heath
Debenham
Easton
Sproughton
Rodbridge Corner
Eastbridge
Gipsy Row
West Stow
Ford's Green
Mill Green
Thurston Planche
Hanningfield Green
Beccles
Purple Hill
Wickham Street

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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