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 Cumbria

Colthouse
Arkleby
Barbary Plains
Busk
Watchgate
Haile
Allerby
Walton
Isel
Storth
Hethersgill
The Flatt
Kaber
Yanwath
Meathop
Dacre
Millholme
Burnrigg
Great Clifton
Brockleymoor
Coupland
Greenwell
Long Marton
New Hutton
Westlinton
Slack Head
Mockerkin
Garsdale
Catlowdy
Tallentire
Wetheral
Hayton
Bullgill
Dalton
Lamonby
Pool Bank
High Hesket
Penrith
Pardshaw
Ruthwaite
Beanthwaite
Plumgarths
Gilgarran
Cunsey
Sunbrick
Torpenhow
Gaisgill
Row
Dalston
Thornhill
Johnby
Rosley
Bootle
Portinscale
Oughterby
Carwinley
Crosby Ravensworth
Winder
Greengill
Bolton Low Houses
Newland
Highbridge
Legburthwaite
Garth Row
Cartmel
Burton-in-Kendal
Calvo
Wythburn
Great Asby
The Green
Rickerby
Garsdale Head
Far Arnside
Skelsmergh
Grange
Great Corby
Longdales
Sunbiggin
Bowland Bridge
Parsonby
Melkinthorpe
Buttermere
Brough Sowerby
Matterdale End
Mawbray
Woodland
Brigham
Cumwhitton
Wiggonby
Kelleth
Seatle
Nook
Cark
Skinburness
Water Yeat
High Bankhill
Thickholme
Kingside Hill
Longburgh
Kirksanton
Cummersdale
Yearngill
Barrow-in-Furness
Westmoor End
Carlisle
Burneside
Outhgill
Hutton Moor End
Dovenby
Scotby
Longrigg
Lady Hall
Nealhouse
Upper Denton
Colton
Arlecdon
Bow
Sunny Bank
Aglionby
Scales
Orthwaite
West Woodside
Southwaite
Tindale
Soutergate
Wilton
High Side
Halfpenny
Hurst
Little Bampton
Aikhead
Gosforth
Mansergh
Holker
Clawthorpe
Brownrigg
Annaside
Common End
Cartmel Fell
Scarness
Reagill
Crosby-on-Eden
Grizedale
Ireby
Dearham
Skirwith
Whale
New Rent
Plumbland
Little Salkeld
Sleagill
High Biggins
Risehow
Bowmanstead
Great Easby
Bewcastle
Barber Green
Low Hesket
Blawith
Stainton
Cautley
Fenton
Kirkoswald
Berrier
Laversdale
Foxfield
Salt Coates
Farlam
Leadgate
Pica
Greysouthen
Roundthwaite
Blencogo
Beetham
Milburn
Scaleby
Brocklebank
Keisley
Drumburgh
Stanger
Middlesceugh
Sebergham
Orton Rigg
Woodend
Redmain
Flookburgh
Plumptonfoot
Blagill
Ruckcroft
Rockcliffe Cross
Smithfield
Dunnerdale
Helbeck
Cardew
Hackthorpe
Hallthwaites
Kirkbampton
Town End
Aikton
Blennerhasset
Sunderland
Roosebeck
Aldoth
Broughton Mills
Plantation Bridge
Kirkby-in-Furness
Staffield
Micklethwaite
Askham
Welton
Nentsberry
Harriston
Morland
Moorend
Beck Wythop
Butterwick
Watendlath
Holme St Cuthbert
Whitehaven
Ousby
How
Grayrigg
Prizet
Crosby Garrett
Garrigill
Rookby
Bowscar
Warcop
Tarraby
Scarrowhill
Workington
Dale
Dykesfield
Dundraw
Gamelsby
Ullock
Ruleholme
Cocklakes
Bampton
Winscales
Ghyll Head
Glassonby
Rockcliffe
High Scales
Crackenthorpe
Langwathby
Brampton
Frizington
Haverigg
Low Row
Deanscales
Whelpo
Little Broughton
Longdale
Camerton
Brigsteer
Park Broom
Whicham
Irton
Moorthwaite
Warwicksland
Storrs
Low Biggins
Swarthmoor
Gawthwaite
Silverdale
The Howe
Little Strickland
Windermere
Townhead
Cardurnock
Meal Bank
Skirsgill
Burnbanks
Glasson
Sedbergh
Brackenber
Scuggate
Satterthwaite
Cardewlees
Finsthwaite
High Water Head
Grange-over-Sands
Hartley
Bayles
Forest Head
Bowston
Far Sawrey
Docker
Distington
Roger Ground
Raisbeck
Bandrake Head
Whitrigg
Millom
Garnett Bridge
Rheda Park
Bridgefoot
Gawthrop
Castle Carrock
Beckbottom
Bowness-on-Windermere
Leasgill
Knock
Morton
Stripes
Irthington
Rosgill
Stank
Warwick Bridge
Gilsland
Crosthwaite
Southerfield
Abbeytown
East Causewayhead
Cargo
Hale
Coulderton
Branthwaite
Lowick Green
Ulverston
Whitbeck
Barugh
Drigg
Rowell
Mosedale
Sellafield
Burrells
Ulpha
Thackthwaite
Shawfoot
Fothergill
Gamblesby
Allenwood
Blindcrake
Barclose
Brisco
Bleatarn
Wath
Clifton Dykes
Ellonby
Milton
Eaglesfield
Kirkby Lonsdale
Blackwell
Murton
Orton
Drybeck
Lazonby
Crook
Buckabank
Glen Dowlin
Culgaith
Ploughlands
Rosewain
Broughton Cross
High Lorton
Nethertown
Mealrigg
Mansriggs
Bonning Gate
Farleton
Burnhill
Monkhill
Nateby
Gatebeck
Winster
Dent
Barton
Endmoor
Roachburn
Staveley
Woodrow
Thursby
Boot
Winton
The Hill
Seascale
Santon
Harker
Ulcat Row
Little Asby
Crosscrake
Santon Bridge
Great Musgrave
Nether Welton
Sandford
Beckermet
Burgh by Sands
Sandside
Heversham
Helton
Moresby Parks
Askam in Furness
Blackbank
Thrushwood
Catterlen
Marthwaite
Arrad Foot
Middletown
Rusland
Brigflatts
Bolton New Houses
Hunsonby
The Common
High Sellafield
Millhouse
Rowrah
Kentmere
Greenside
Highlaws
Wythop Mill
Witherslack
Parkhead
Rosthwaite
Great Strickland
Hawkshead
Low Geltbridge
Sedgwick
Weasdale
Moss Side
Towngate
Scotsdike
Newby Bridge
Cockermouth
Lowca
Longlands
Tarns
High Cark
Levens
Haverthwaite
Keekle
Gleaston
Force Forge
Cliburn
Baldwinholme
Parkside
Lee Houses
Greystoke Gill
Thwaite Moss
Low Moresby
Laversdale Lane
Haresceugh
Powter How
Clappersgate
Lanercost
Thornthwaite
High Ireby
Beck
Millthrop
Wood Gate
Barras
Crosby
Saltcoats
Crooklands
Spark Bridge
Wood Broughton
Oxenholme
Aiketgate
Durdar
Wetheral Shield
Raughton
Clickem
Bowness-on-Solway
Wheyrigg
Beckfoot
Hesket Newmarket
Calder Bridge
Killington
Dendron
Crosscanonby
Renwick
Seaton
Littlebeck
Nunclose
Great Ormside
Kirkandrews-on-Eden
Field Broughton
Lowther
Grasmere
East Curthwaite
Plasketlands
Haggbeck
Wetheral Pasture
Stainburn
Angerton
Gilcrux
Cleator Moor
Rydal
Patterdale
Prospect
Grizebeck
Anthorn
Little Arrow
Slack
Low Nibthwaite
Low Wood
Brough
Great Salkeld
Boltonfellend
Red Hills
Keswick
Woodhouses
Greystoke
Siddick
Lowick Bridge
Papcastle
Kirkby Thore
Greenodd
Bardsea Green
Underbarrow
Knipe Fold
Oughterside
Seaville
Hornsby Gate
Bardsea
Cumrew
Towcett
Woodville
Baggrow
Bouth
Little Clifton
Holme
Stainton with Adgarley
Newton Rigg
Dean
Hartsop
Lakeside
Old Town
Great Blencow
Shap
Hoff
Cotehill
Broughton Moor
Fletchertown
Applethwaite
Asby
Winskill
Burtholme
Chapels
Old Hutton
Banks
Waverbridge
Dufton
Great Urswick
Walby
Ainstable
Hutton Row
Grayson Green
Ponsonby
Silloth
Beaumont
Heggerscales
Westnewton
Ormathwaite
Cleator
Lamplugh
Todhills
Harker Marsh
Hawkshead Hill
Lupton
Ings
Nenthall
Carr Bank
Waitby
Caldbeck
High Braithwaite
Alston
Aspatria
Bigrigg
Heads Nook
Tebay
Moat
Moor Row
Penruddock
Millness
Parkgate
Wigton
Biggar
Fell Foot
Hutton End
Cowan Head
Outgate
Milnthorpe
Newton-in-Cartmel
Deepdale
Newby
Low Whinnow
Great Orton
Goodyhills
Thwaite Head
Troutbeck
Waterside
Bank End
Stapleton
Flitholme
Braystones
Hycemoor
Uppertown
Brownber
Castlerigg
Hoskethill
High Wray
Rottington
Swathwaite Head
Moorhouse
Sampool
Mealsgate
Broughton Beck
Green Bank
Fingland
Pooley Bridge
Greenholme
Smardale
Strands
Carleton
Howbeck
Hampsfield
Bolton
Grinsdale
Embleton
Kirkland
Pelutho
Rosside
Bothel
Allonby
Croglin
Ackenthwaite
Backbarrow
Lindal in Furness
Dowbiggin
Patton Bridge
Bridgend
High Oaks
Longpark
Mosser
Newton Arlosh
Hutton
Nether Wasdale
Lessonhall
Penton
Crossgates
Little Loughrigg
Old Tebay
Silecroft
North Dykes
Skelton
Newtown of Rockcliffe
Ravenglass
Laithes
Whitrigglees
Seatoller
Cowgill
Maryport
Little Langdale
Newton
Little Urswick
Whitbarrow
Hallow Bank
Chapel Stile
Middleton
Allithwaite
Crookdake
Hardendale
Fell Side
Oldwall
Salkeld Dykes
Millbeck
Blencarn
Langrigg
Kirkbride
Gaitsgill
Ivegill
Mellguards
Beck Head
Broadwath
Ambleside
Sandale
South Stainmore
Uldale
Brunstock
West Curthwaite
Roadhead
Kilnhill
Wellington
High Casterton
Nenthead
High Waverbridge
Broad Oak
Monk Moors
Port Carlisle
Near Sawrey
Wharton
Wasdale Head
Melmerby
Middleshaw
Hawksdale
Hallbankgate
Stockdalewath
Seathwaite
Tirril
Low Cotehill
Scalebyhill
Dalton-in-Furness
Mill Side
Bampton Grange
Wescoe
Lowgill
Watchhill
High Harrington
Little Blencow
Newby West
Thrimby
Waberthwaite
Kelsick
Newbiggin-on-Lune
Waverton
Salta
Hall Senna
Torver
High Nibthwaite
Kearstwick
Flakebridge
Raby
Lindale
Baycliff
Broughton in Furness
Red Dial
Unthank
Barbon
Midgeholme
Thurstonfield
Birkthwaite
Warwick-on-Eden
Greenscoe
Brougham
Maulds Meaburn
Braithwaite
Skelwith Bridge
Park Head
Cumwhinton
Great Broughton
Motherby
Kershopefoot
Eamont Bridge
Plumpton
Hornsby
Tower Wood
Bassenthwaite
Edenhall
Galemire
Boothby
Howgill
Preston Patrick
Staveley-in-Cartmel
Ayside
Wreay
Little Orton
Aughertree
Hutton Roof
Leece
Sandwith Newtown
Newbiggin
Marton
Birkby
Talkin
Mallsburn
Lyneholmeford
Warnell
Ravenstonedale
Skelton Wood End
Hilton
Chapelburn
Clifton
Paradise
Burthwaite
King's Meaburn
Linstock
Threapland
Glenridding
Kendal
Summerlands
Corney
Kirklinton
Lea Yeat
Stanthwaite
Wellgill
Newlands
Pennington
Soulby
Studholme
Kirkcambeck
Oulton
Armathwaite
Newby East
Loweswater
Raughton Head
Colby
Roa Island
Hincaster
Arnside
Biglands
Crosslands
Eskdale Green
Bridekirk
Thornby
Dubwath
Elterwater
West Causewayhead
Longcroft
Longtown
Little Musgrave
Temple Sowerby
Sandwith
Low Lorton
Edderside
Selside
Kirkby Stephen
Coniston
Howgate
Watermillock
Langton
Newland Bottom
Aldingham
Flimby
Rusland Cross
Faugh
Brackenthwaite
Keld
Holmrook
Appleby-in-Westmorland
Knotts
Newtown
Blackbeck
Duddon Bridge
Threlkeld
Newton Reigny
Dockray
Blackford
St Bees
Boustead Hill
Easton
Egremont
Sockbridge
Parton
Coalfell
Houghton
Boltongate
Natland
Bewaldeth
Rampside
Mungrisdale

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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