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

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

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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