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

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

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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