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

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

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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