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

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

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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