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

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

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.
site index
site map