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 Lancashire

Leck
Borwick
Tarnbrook
Salterforth
Bacup
Johnson's Hillock
Whittington
Rivington
Heskin Green
Whitechapel
Staining
Cuddy Hill
Lower Thurnham
St Michael's on Wyre
Tosside
Bruna Hill
Weir
Thursden
Wiswell
Cottam
Bamber Bridge
Myerscough
Ulnes Walton
Turn
Tunstall
Mossy Lea
Swillbrook
Southfield
Goosnargh
Scarisbrick
Wrightington Bar
Knott End-on-Sea
Aldcliffe
Over Burrow
Hapton
Elswick
Inskip Moss Side
Stanley Gate
Lower Penwortham
Longton
Great Plumpton
Wennington
Withnell
Hothersall
Morecambe
Lea Town
Carleton
Ratten Row
Knotts
Newby
Lancaster
Charnock Green
Brook
Westhead
Nether Kellet
Great Eccleston
Newton-with-Scales
Pilling Lane
Lane Ends
Corner Row
Mythop
Dam Side
Cold Row
Street
Fulwood
Carr Cross
Slaidburn
Brindle
Smallwood Hey
Pendleton
Moss Side
Downham
Leyland
Four Lane Ends
Bretherton
Wharles
Clitheroe
The Row
Dunnockshaw
Skelmersdale
Cuerden
Little Eccleston
Paythorne
Caton Green
Charnock Richard
Ribchester
Ward Green Cross
Quernmore
Crossmoor
Coppull Moor
Foulridge
Middleton
Upper Thurnham
Easington
Whitworth
Southport
Hesketh Bank
Howgill
Elston
Brinscall
Slyne
Old Langho
Copp
Riley Green
Haslingden
Bolton-by-Bowland
Thistleton
Farington
Black Pole
Kingsfold
Calder Vale
Preesall
Salwick
Yealand Conyers
Peel
Beverley
Croston
Pippin Street
Cleveleys
Up Holland
Sollom
Cockerham
Great Mitton
Worston
Read
Colne
Sough
Whittle-le-Woods
Oswaldtwistle
Chorley
Higher Ballam
Adlington
Towngate
Newsholme
Top o' th' Lane
Jack Green
Catforth
Heath Charnock
Wymott
Eagland Hill
Sunderland
Coup Green
Osbaldeston Green
Simonstone
New Longton
Pincock
Acre
Thorpe Green
Hesketh Lane
Bay Horse
Rishton
Preston
Grindleton
Dolphinholme
Chatterton
Ormskirk
Strongstry
Grimsargh
Bolton-le-Sands
Gregson Lane
Roughlee
Ford Green
Hambleton
Whitewell
Greenhalgh
Much Hoole
Shireshead
Robin Hood
Heysham
Forest Becks
Cumeragh Village
Great Altcar
New Lane
Downholland Cross
Blackleach
Burnley
Waddington
Garstang
Billington
Weeton
Newsham
Hundred End
Hest Bank
Halton
Freckleton
Little Singleton
Tarleton
Mere Brow
Out Rawcliffe
Rochdale
Roach Bridge
White Coppice
Thornton
Winmarleigh
Little Plumpton
Ring o' Bells
Westby
Cliviger
Osbaldeston
Ribby
Eccleston
Huncoat
Mere Side
Hurlston Green
Farleton
Fence
Higher Walton
Copster Green
Ollerton Fold
Altham
Little Hoole Moss Houses
Cow Hill
Irwell Vale
Horwich
Waterslack
Higher Penwortham
Hud Hey
Haighton Top
Hoghton Bottoms
Burscough Bridge
Red Bridge
Eskrigge
Larbreck
Higher Bartle
Brighouse Green
Esprick
Cribden Side
Higham
Mellor
Caton
Silverdale
Hurstwood
Burscough
Worsthorne
Woodsfold
High Moor
Euxton
Bispham Green
Potters Brook
Barley
Hoghton
Turner Green
Bashall Town
Heaton
Bonds
Stake Pool
Melling
Chipping
Royal Oak
Cabus
Staynall
Barrow
Cowpe
Grimeford Village
Matshead
Treales
Newchurch in Pendle
Wray
Coppull
Sharneyford
Bailrigg
Rising Bridge
Bescar
Lytham St Anne's
Gisburn Cotes
Nethertown
Blaguegate
Kelbrook
Myerscough Smithy
Churchtown
Bowker's Green
Hutton
Monkroyd
Roseacre
Andertons Mill
Haskayne
Shirdley Hill
Arkholme
Trawden
Samlesbury Bottoms
Limbrick
Forton
Carnforth
Bowgreave
Shevington Vale
Pilling
Barnoldswick
Blackburn
Clayton-le-Moors
Wrightington
Inskip
Wheelton
Sower Carr
Ellel
Shevington Moor
Newton
Dinckley
Roby Mill
Moor Side
Drummersdale
Middleforth Green
Wrea Green
Wycoller
Bolton Green
Dunsop Bridge
Samlesbury
Yealand Redmayne
Hurlston
Bottom of Hutton
Rufford
Whalley
Catlow
Rimington
Wesham
Whittingham
Skitham
Halton Green
Parbold
Lower Ballam
Walker Fold
Warton
Thorney Holme
Bilsborrow
Hall Cross
Longridge
Nelson
Mere Syke
Holden
Great Harwood
Whin Lane End
Mawdesley
Hoscar
Fleetwood
Clifton
Crossgill
Lower Lee
Tottleworth
Stalmine
Bolton Houses
Nar
Hare Appletree
Pudding Pie Nook
Capernwray
Elswick Leys
Spen Brook
Dalton
Barrow Nook
Orrell
Chatburn
Galgate
Hoyle Bottom
Appley Bridge
Bryning
Fisher's Row
Hey
Shaw Green
Moss Edge
Cow Ark
Ewood Bridge
Rawtenstall
Higher Copthurst
Scarth Hill
Medlar
Nether Burrow
Abbey Village
Gressingham
Scorton
Halsall
Tewitfield
Singleton
Langho
Priest Hutton
Cockden
Nateby
Glasson
Wrayton
Heapey
Barton
Hale Nook
Holmeswood
Green Haworth
Sand Side
Accrington
Twiston
Brierfield
Nook
Crawford
Hampson Green
Walthew Green
Hornby
Wheatley Lane
Lowgill
Jack's Mere
Mellor Brook
Hill Dale
New Gate
Bangor's Green
Withnell Fold
Swarthdale
Windy Harbour
Belthorn
Ireby
Lower Bartle
Knowle Green
White Stake
Winewall
Blackpool
Blacko
Claughton
Horton
Old Wennington
Church
Sabden
Broughton
Sowerbutt's Green
Whalley Banks
Inglewhite
Marshaw
Nab's Head
Crag Foot
Crow Trees
Becconsall
West Bradford
Waterside
Over Kellet
Padiham
Balderstone
Hunger Hill
Lumb
Lower Green Bank
Runshaw Moor
Barrowford
Over Leck
Kirkham
Tarlscough
Lower Copthurst
Water
Bashall Eaves
Green
Bracewell
Earby
Poulton-le-Fylde
Haighton Green
Gisburn
Stodday
Oakenclough
Sawley
Newburgh
Harrop Fold
Overton
Abbeystead
Bickerstaffe
Formby
Stubbins
Woodplumpton
Clayton-le-Dale
Catterall
Aughton
Tatham
Lewth
Lathom
Higher Wheelton
Worden
Scronkey

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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