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 Buckinghamshire

Slough
Pheasants
Great Kingshill
Cheddington
Cublington
South Heath
Thornborough
Little Kimble
George Green
Hughenden Valley
Grove
High Wycombe
Denham
Thornton
Ivinghoe Aston
Moor Common
Little Horwood
Oving
Ashendon
Adstock
Chearsley
Little Kingshill
Great Horwood
Greatgap
Lillingstone Dayrell
Lenborough
Chalfont St Peter
Hardwick
Ley Hill
Steeple Claydon
Wing
Lower Ascott
Nash
Lower Pollicott
Swanbourne
Broughton
Stone
Long Crendon
Westcott
Little Chalfont
Marlow
Horsleys Green
Thorney
Little Frieth
Fern
Drayton Beauchamp
Cholesbury
Rotten Row
Maidenhead
Buckland
Radclive
Great Hampden
Iver Heath
Bishopstone
Bellingdon
Gibraltar
Hedsor
Whiteleaf
Saunderton
Boveney
Little Marlow
Honeyburge
Botley
Stokenchurch
Hollingdon
Little Missenden
Iver
Chartridge
Green Hailey
Aylesbury
Poundon
Ickford
Buffler's Holt
Lye Green
Aston Abbotts
Ashley Green
Walter's Ash
Soulbury
Ivinghoe
Meadle
Taplow
Hazlemere
Hyde Heath
Lake End
East Burnham
Turville
Drayton Parslow
Wingrave
Coombe
Bragenham
Marsworth
Ilmer
Lower Cadsden
Speen
The City
Lower North Dean
Medmenham
Fingest
Swan Bottom
Hyde End
Lee Gate
Ford
Marlow Bottom
Woodrow
Beacon's Bottom
Rose Hill
Coleshill
Quainton
Padbury
Chalfont St Giles
Higher Denham
New Denham
Marsh Gibbon
Biddlesden
Naphill
Marsh
Dinton
Tring
Hillesden
Ibstone
Rout's Green
Skirmett
Chackmore
Foscote
Dadford
Pitch Green
Ringshall
Wood Green
Horton
Edlesborough
Lower Woodend
Verney Junction
Hedgerley
Loudwater
Maids Moreton
Chorleywood
Upton
Whelpley Hill
Wheeler End
Akeley
Ballinger Common
Fawley
Horn Hill
Ledburn
Lee Common
Holly Green
Waterend
Little Ickford
Orchard Leigh
Pheasant's Hill
Saunderton Lee
Wooburn Green
Chisbridge Cross
Studley Green
Radnage
Chesham
Twyford
West Wycombe
Calvert
Horsenden
Askett
Seer Green
Mop End
Hitchambury
Shreding Green
Burroughs Grove
Littlecote
Fleet Marston
Pitchcott
St Leonards
Stoke Mandeville
Nether Winchendon and Lower Winchendon
Weston Turville
Mill End
Chalkshire
Charndon
Water Stratford
Longwick
Stoke Hammond
Moor End
Upper North Dean
Well End
Tatling End
Penn Street
Aston Clinton
Hoggeston
Penn
Farnham Royal
Prestwood
Loosley Row
Wendover
Slapton
Buckingham
Mundaydean Bottom
Upper Pollicott
Amersham
Shalstone
Whitchurch
Crafton
Leckhampstead
Whaddon
Dunsmore
Dorton
Kingsash
Stoke Poges
Greenlands
Marlow Common
Richings Park
Burcott
Beachampton
Creslow
Rowsham
Easington
Shabbington
Chilton
Forty Green
Hawridge
Bolter End
Wooburn Common
Baker's Wood
Bledlow Ridge
Bulbourne
Sedrup
Wendover Dean
Turweston
Downley
Worminghall
Woodham
Southend
Cryers Hill
Rush Green
Owlswick
Lacey Green
Great Brickhill
Nash Lee
Dunton
Singleborough
Bledlow
Cores End
Dagnall
World's End
Turville Heath
Terrick
Fawley Bottom
Botolph Claydon
Bourne End
Widmer End
Wexham Street
Chenies
Edgcott
Lillingstone Lovell
Kingsey
Grendon Underwood
Oakley
Berghers Hill
Hillesden Hamlet
Butler's Cross
Fulmer
North Lee
Westbury
Kingswood
Pitstone
Bierton
Ellesborough
Lane End
Ham Green
Mentmore
Winslow
Bletchley
Frieth
Alscot
Middle Claydon
Dorney
Hambleden
Egypt
Brill
Parslow's Hillock
Clayhill
Newton Longville
Finmere
Halton
Tingewick
Asheridge
Dorney Reach
Wotton Underwood
Preston Bissett
Great Kimble
Sprig's Alley
Beamond End
Latimer
Northend
Weedon
Shipton
Winchmore Hill
Wooburn
Ludgershall
Stony Green
Northall
Sheepridge
Bradenham
Hunt's Green
Jordans
Haddenham
Addington
Granborough
Boarstall
Aston Sandford
Stewkley
Piddington
Hedgerley Green
Kimble Wick
Bryant's Bottom
Gawcott
The Lee
Barton Hartshorn
Mursley
Waddesdon
Green End
Cadmore End
Beaconsfield
Upper Winchendon
Eaton Bray
Buckland Common
Princes Risborough
Little Hampden
Farnham Common
Flackwell Heath
North Marston
Chivery
Great Missenden
Cuddington
Gerrards Cross
Rockwell End
Heath End
Hillingdon
East Claydon
Hulcott

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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