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

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

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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