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

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

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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