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 Cornwall

Nancledra
Gilbert's Coombe
Stithians
Polzeath
Feock
Pendriscott
Higher Porthpean
Cury
Luxulyan
Trevarrian
St Anthony-in-Meneage
Balwest
Piece
St Ive
Camelford
Trelion
Praze-an-Beeble
Penpillick
Hendra
Lower Rose
Trematon
Hornick
Lizard
Ludgvan
Carloggas
Helstone
Mylor Bridge
Lezant
Mawgan
West Taphouse
St Pinnock
Tregenna
Stratton
Stoke Climsland
Nansladron
Treknow
Morval
Treworga
Rescorla
Perran Downs
Deviock
Kea
Plain-an-Gwarry
Tregony
High Street
Praa Sands
Mabe Burnthouse
Crantock
Mawnan Smith
Rose
Trethillick
Perranporth
Barripper
Rock
Goonvrea
Rosudgeon
St Tudy
Lanteglos Highway
Kestle
Trevollard
Great Bosullow
Egloshayle
Eastcott
Probus
Lanner
Werrington
Todpool
Halsetown
Lanivet
Fletchersbridge
Crow's Nest
Paul
Lower Treluswell
Polyphant
Fivelanes
Rosevean
Middle Crackington
Rosecare
St Dennis
Trevail
Pendeen
Penhallick
Kilkhampton
Woolley
St Wenn
Bolingey
Gwenter
Manaccan
Madron
Higher Downs
Gwennap
Kelynack
Polmassick
Lower Sticker
No Man's Land
Calenick
Rilla Mill
Trewethern
Sennen Cove
Broad Langdon
Trerulefoot
Henwood
Holmbush
St Ruan
Lidwell
Kingsand
Badharlick
Frogwell
Pensilva
St Martin
Old Cardinham Castle
Lawhitton
Rame
Halgabron
Carn Towan
Portscatho
Coverack Bridges
Roseworthy
Tregullon
Towednack
North Beer
Trenarren
Carkeel
Drift
Carland Cross
Bodwen
Lockengate
Goonhavern
Black Cross
Carfury
Ponsanooth
Penmarth
Mawnan
Holywell
Chacewater
Perrancoombe
St Breward
Grimscott
Trelowth
St Issey
Constantine Bay
Hatt
Trevelmond
St Buryan
Trethowel
New Polzeath
St Mellion
Langore
Maenporth
Higher Condurrow
Darite
Dunmere
Lower Clicker
Canworthy
Liskeard
St Levan
Upton Towans
Newtown-in-St Martin
Ruan Major
Port Isaac
Summercourt
Pelynt
Bush
Greensplat
Tregeseal
Altarnun
Gonamena
Tresmeer
Bissoe
Kelly Bray
Tywardreath
Rose-an-Grouse
Lamorran
Cadgwith
Carn Brea Village
St Ann's Chapel
Maders
St Cleer
Edmonton
Trebursye
Tregorrick
Reskadinnick
St Ives
Godolphin Cross
Common Moor
Fraddam
St Merryn
Bosorne
Boscean
Linkinhorne
Porthtowan
Newton
North Tamerton
Penpethy
Pool
Treyarnon
Retire
St Teath
Slaughterbridge
Tregiffian
Longdowns
Kerris
Ruan Lanihorne
Trenault
Red Post
Cockwells
Garras
Venterdon
Trewidland
Treal
Mullion
Bodinnick
Treligga
Mithian
Mount Hawke
Frogpool
Carnkie
St Enoder
Bunny's Hill
Botallack
Moorswater
Treviscoe
Kehelland
Daw's House
Hele
West Pentire
Trevowhan
Hersham
Cross Lanes
Caradon Town
Gweek
Idless
Menna
Kestle Mill
Engollan
Victoria
Brill
Ruthernbridge
Trebehor
Lamorna
Lanlivery
Merrymeet
Markwell
Trewetha
Poundstock
Pengover Green
Trevarren
Blackwater
Wendron
Downderry
Seaton
Caudworthy
Burnthouse
Brane
Fairy Cross
Lamanva
Tregiskey
Norris Green
Rosenannon
Bissom
Higher Land
Pillaton
Landulph Cross
Trewalder
Week St Mary
Trenear
Washaway
Carluddon
Twelveheads
Horningtops
Mountjoy
Carnyorth
Helford Passage
Harlyn
St Erme
Menagissey
Trispen
Trevanger
Couch's Mill
Bowithick
Budock Water
Germoe
Tremethick Cross
Wenfordbridge
Kingston
Lanjeth
Downgate
Cawsand
Porthallow
Egloskerry
Laneast
Trezaise
St Clether
Trewen
Trelawne
Darleyford
Brea
Trewennack
Rose-in-the-bush
Canworthy Water
Hallworthy
Minions
Berepper
Trefula
Porcupine
Lescrow
Jacobstow
Polbathic
Carey Park
Lansallos
St Kew
Otterham
Redgate
Dutson
Churchtown
Ponsongath
Georgia
Tregurrian
Higher Keason
Trebarwith
Whitstone
White Cross
Mylor Churchtown
Polruan
Stepaside
Trenance
Upton
Perranzabuloe
Manely
Clubworthy
Hessenford
Porthoustock
Millpool
Carbis Bay
Rejerrah
Penrose
Sithney
Trevigro
Little Comfort
Veryan
Menheniot
Downinney
Higher Truscott
Doddycross
Trevellas
Antony
Portloe
Braddock
Whitecross
Calloose
Shortlanesend
Polmarth
Tresowes Green
Thurdon
Highlanes
Trewey
Gwallon
Burlawn
Wainhouse Corner
Breage
Knave-Go-By
Muchlarnick
Kilhallon
Trevilley
Porthcothan
Mitchell
South Tehidy
Falmouth
Castlegoff
Bilberry
Tregadillett
Treskilling
Trevia
Launceston
Sithney Green
Valley Truckle
Polperro
Scarcewater
Tregonce
Truthan
Brazacott
Withnoe
Portlooe
Towan
Trewithian
Trethewey
New Mills
Tolgus Mount
Trebetherick
Redruth
Porth Navas
St Jidgey
Porthcurno
Treskillard
Sweetshouse
Lower Ninnes
Trequite
Tresparrett
Delabole
Treven
Trebartha
St Hilary
Trevemper
St Just in Roseland
Porthleven
Little Polgooth
Truro
Treator
Gwinear
Talskiddy
Trescowe
Tolvaddon
Charlestown
Warleggan
Lynstone
Carclew
St Clement
Gillan
Ringwell
Little Beside
Perranwell
Wilcove
Bolventor
Narkurs
Burraton
Trevenen Bal
Trefrew
Tramagenna
Penhalurick
Illogan Highway
Tresparrett Posts
Portreath
St Keverne
St Kew Highway
St Austell
Trecangate
Warbstow
Polladras
Tintagel
Little Downs
South Petherwin
St Mawes
Merther
Trebyan
Lostwithiel
Sparnon Gate
St Breock
Newhall Green
Congdon's Shop
Looe
Leedstown
Penwithick
Newbridge
Tregrehan Mills
Tresean
Rillaton
Trevarrack
Gerrans
Splatt
Tresillian
Parkfield
Belowda
Woodford
Trereife
Perranuthnoe
St Endellion
St Ervan
Gorran Haven
North Hill
Marhamchurch
Relubbus
Treverva
St Day
Pendoggett
St Veep
Boscastle
South Hill
Welltown
Foxhole
Grumbla
St Columb Road
Trew
Tredinneck
St Stephen
Woodabridge
Trelill
Budge's Shop
Shop
Marshgate
Penpoll
Connor Downs
Fraddon
Ruddlemoor
Gwithian
Coverack
Plushabridge
Malpas
St Erth Praze
Mount
Reawla
Goverseth
Ladycross
Duloe
Wringworthy
Billacott
St Dominick
Boscreege
Metherell
Kuggar
St Gennys
Treglasta
Tredrizzick
Pencarrow
Landrake
Ruan Minor
Padstow
Badgall
Trevescan
Sladesbridge
Trevarrick
Rosenithon
Boswarthen
St Winnow
Lower Porthpean
Carleen
Rescassa
Trehunist
Little Bosullow
St Eval
Threemilestone
Traboe
Pendrift
Goldsithney
Morvah
Middle Taphouse
Boswinger
Langdon
Higher Hampt
Highertown
Westdowns
Blunts
Bugle
Withielgoose
Mousehole
Stenalees
Rumford
Scorrier
Canon's Town
Tremaine
Old Kea
Mawla
Cardinham
Boyton
Trevance
Rosemelling
Trebudannon
Newlyn
Chapel Town
Mevagissey
Stibb
Trevone
Lelant
Helston
Tregole
Cocks
Terras
Zelah
Penponds
Higher Crackington
Angarrack
Chilsworthy
Cargreen
Mulfra
Carlyon Bay
Poughill
Trewoon
Goonpiper
Trehan
Sharptor
Freathy
Grampound
St Neot
Penhale
Nanstallon
Golberdon
Rinsey Croft
St Germans
Penhallow
Pentewan
Longstone
Zennor
Tregoodwell
Clampits
St Keyne
Tutwell
Carnon Downs
Saltash
Davidstow
Housel Bay
Luckett
Bohortha
Ashton
Newquay
St Lawrence
Widegates
Lanteglos
Treneague
Pengersick
Hellescott
Sheffield
Polgooth
Gorran Churchtown
Penpont
Portholland
Treovis
Treen
Harcourt
Port Quin
Crows-an-wra
Bolenowe
Trevadlock
Three Hammers
Four Lanes
Rosewarne
Gospenheale
Pityme
Carnhell Green
Budd's Titson
Milltown
Trelake
Sennen
Ruthvoes
Bodmin
Cusgarne
Newtown
Treskinnick Cross
Temple
Wall
Gunnislake
Treveor
Lanreath
Devoran
Rosecraddoc
Treworgans
Mullion Cove
Golant
Stourscombe
Clitters
Bottoms
Tregonetha
Herniss
Ruan High Lanes
Roserrow
Tremar
Vellanoweth
Longrock
Philleigh
Rezare
Townshend
Antron
Knightsmill
Treburgett
Cross
Flushing
Treween
Callestick
Bodieve
Port Gaverne
Trembraze
Roche
Tregellist
Ellenglaze
Trewassa
Churchbridge
Chapel Amble
Sticker
Gluvian
Scredda
Rinsey
Upton Cross
Ladock
Carne
St Michael Penkivel
Tregonna
Higher Bosavern
Polkerris
Crafthole
Trekenner
Quintrell Downs
Trevalga
Illand
Box's Shop
Treburley
Calstock
Hill
Grampound Road
Fowey
Portwrinkle
Widemouth Bay
Quethiock
Rosevear
St John
Bray Shop
Goonabarn
Tregoss
Trelash
Lower Crackington
Redmoor
Mornick
Penpol
Torpoint
St Ive Cross
Higher Tremarcoombe
St Newlyn East
St Agnes
Halvosso
Tregatta
St Erth
Crackington Haven
Trevarth
Bradford
Griggs
Michaelstow
Crowan
Tideford
Mixtow
Larrick
Helford
St Just and St Just in Penwith
Castallack
Playing Place
Seworgan
Treviskey
Gunwalloe
Tywardreath Highway
Penzance
St Mawgan
Crowntown
Crofthandy
Lane
Nanpean
Doublebois
Porthgwarra
Goonamarris
Trelights
Chynhale
Bohetherick
Trenale
Troon
Yeolmbridge
Bosavern
Trebarwith Strand
Harrowbarrow
Trethosa
Trelowia
St Minver
Tregidden
Trethurgy
Lelant Downs
Market Jew and Marazion
Tresinney
Trenoweth
Higher Stanbear
Trewarmett
Hewas Water
Boswednack
Wadebridge
Bude
St Mabyn
The Towans
Cambrose
Berriowbridge
Cold Northcott
Par
Tremail
Gooseham
Carpalla
Treesmill
Pipers Pool
Illogan
Lerryn
East Taphouse
North Petherwin
Helland
Tregeare
Bossiney
Camborne
Halwin
Busveal
Trebullett
Tredinnick
Bofarnel
Withiel
Mawgan Porth
Cremyll
Nancegollan
London Apprentice
Trenewan
Middlewood
North Country
Lane-end
Carthew
Callington
Sancreed
Redpost
Sheviock
Crowlas
Creed
Tregavarras
Penryn
St Blazey
Perranarworthal
Wheal Rose
Coad's Green
Trewoodloe
Crugmeer
Cubert
Cripplesease
St Mewan
Coombe
Polmear
Higher Troswell
Baldhu
St Erney
Dobwalls
Duporth
St Columb Major
Constantine
Trelissick
Lanhainsworth
Chyanvounder
Treneglos
Indian Queens
Forder
Reskivers
Treveighan
Trewint
Antony Passage
Millbrook
Botusfleming
Coxford
Carharrack
Morwenstow
Tredavoe
Enniscaven
Sparry Bottom
St Ewe
Lewannick
Hayle
Poltesco
Great Work
Penelewey
Whitemoor
Porkellis
Trethevey
Latchley
Herodsfoot
Bathpool
Burras

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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