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 Devon

Brushford
Waddicombe
All Saints
Aveton Gifford
Lower Ashton
Musbury
Alfardisworthy
Charles
Eworthy
West Down
Braunton
Princetown
Broadclyst
Washfield
Garlandhayes
Exbourne
Alfington
Cotford
Westleigh
Westacott
Hollocombe
Plymouth
Seaton
Woolston
Chulmleigh
Brimley
Torquay
Beaworthy
Sidmouth
Bickham
Churchtown
Torbryan
Frithelstock
Lower Tale
Buckerell
Thorverton
Puddington
Higher Prestacott
Lettaford
Clyst St Mary
St John's Chapel
Yondertown
Ivybridge
East Butterleigh
Landcross
Ash Mill
South Hole
Penstone
Salcombe
Smeatharpe
Hallsands
Noss Mayo
Powderham
Hawkerland
West Buckland
Uton
Ashmill
East Cornworthy
Burridge
Loxhore
South Pool
Weare Giffard
Milton Combe
Winkleigh
Exeter
Hatherleigh
Chapelton
Willand
Alminstone Cross
Bickington
Plymtree
Pizwell
Smithincott
Nymet Tracey
Umberleigh
Ashreigney
Cheriton Bishop
Old Beat
Boode
Milton Abbot
East Allington
Malmsmead
Grenofen
Dawlish
Sigford
Felldownhead
Kennerleigh
Knowstone
Stokeinteignhead
Whitnage
Exmouth
Ebford
Marsh Green
Ashbury
Cottwood
Cudlipptown
Blackpool Corner
Prescott
Yealmpton
Sidbury
Cookbury Wick
Forda
Columbjohn
Tythecott
Down St Mary
Lympstone
Stokenham
Yelland
Herner
Northleigh
Bampton
Putsborough
Taddiport
Thorndon Cross
Loxbeare
East Portlemouth
Huxham
Hiscott
Oldborough
Monkleigh
Poundsgate
Dippertown
Whimble
Venn
Ugborough
East Anstey
Bickleton
Walkhampton
Broadbury
Hallspill
Merrivale
Rewe
Sourton
Kingskerswell
Totnes
Sherford
Bittaford
Yarcombe
Metcombe
Rushford
Staddiscombe
Derriton
High Bickington
Churchstow
Blackborough
Berrynarbor
Battisborough Cross
Combeinteignhead
Morebath
Coldeast
Marldon
Drewsteignton
Hexworthy
Pennymoor
Morchard Road
Kentisbeare
Marwood
Forder
Avonwick
Chenson
Venn Ottery
Grimpstonleigh
Trusham
East Panson
Goodstone
Spreyton
Ottery St Mary
Meadwell
Peter's Finger
Morwellham Quay
Shortacombe
Thorne Moor
Holemoor
West Sandford
Clyst St Lawrence
Lopwell
Great Fossend
Tiverton
Broadhembury
Frithelstock Stone
Peter Tavy
Butterleigh
Chagford
Chudleigh
Neopardy
Shute
Bickerton
Halwill Junction
Modbury
Ponsford
Woodland
Craze Lowman
Lewtrenchard
Lower Lovacott
Belstone Corner
Cowley
Sydenham Damerel
Scorriton
Leusdon
Hollocombe Town
South Milton
Lydcott
Wyke Green
Gittisham
Two Mile Oak Cross
Cross
Aunk
Sampford Chapple
Buckland Filleigh
North Molton
Sampford Spiney
Langtree
Stormsdown
Hollacombe Hill
Widecombe in the Moor
Langdown
Great Weeke
Bideford
Combe
Rattery
Monkokehampton
Molland
Crawley
New Inn
Warfleet
Kersbrook
Manaton
Bolham
Bridestowe
Stoke
Huish
Lutton
Mutterton
Deancombe
Venton
Daccombe
Halford
Templeton
Pathfinder Village
East Down
Tigley
Goodleigh
Humber
Exton
Curtisknowle
Abbotskerswell
Stockleigh English
Ashburton
Wilsham
Langford
Romansleigh
East Leigh
Wrangaton
Goveton
Buckland in the Moor
Buckfast
Clyst William
Kenton
Sutcombe
Alswear
Holcombe Burnell
Elmscott
Bradstone
Copplestone
Preston
Lapford
Throwleigh
Fenny Bridges
Chilsworthy
Yealmbridge
Quoditch
Nadderwater
Middle Winsham
Whimple
Blackmoor Gate
Cruwys Morchard
Chambercombe
Abbey
Chillaton
Kennford
Horwood
Bere Alston
Shirwell
Murchington
Ludbrook and Lud Brook
Littlehempston
Lincombe
Parkham Ash
Brithem Bottom
Nymet Rowland
Westcott
Dainton
Rockbeare
Buckfastleigh
Barnstaple
Westward Ho!
Kenn
Crediton
Stockwell
Hillmoor
Dunkeswell
Crockernwell
Sandford
Malborough
Tipton St John
Corntown
Dittisham
Payhembury
Parracombe
Lobb
Bigbury
Shebbear
Leigh Cross
Hook
Teignmouth
Newcott
Bolham Water
Ashmansworthy
Newton Abbot
Forder Green
Gabber
Northcott
Lynton
Higher Clovelly
Berry
Dawlish Warren
Newton Poppleford
Colyford
Dunsford
Meavy
Ledstone
Sampford Courtenay
Ash Cross
Newton St Petrock
Longcross
Chivenor
Martinhoe
Coleford
North Bovey
Landkey
Allaleigh
Middle Marwood
Shillingford Abbot
Moreleigh
St Giles in the Wood
Warcombe
Kingsheanton
South Radworthy
Upottery
Down Thomas
Goldworthy
Burrington
Beesands
East Charleton
Withacott
Sorley
Blagaton
Muddlebridge
Stockland
Venny Tedburn
Alwington
North Tawton
Start
Saunton
Higher Coombe
Harracott
Haytor Vale
Clapham
Outer Hope
Cockwood
Stoneyford
Coldridge
Bondleigh
Cole's Cross
Fordton
Cheston
Dalwood
Half Moon Village
High Bray
Kentisbury Ford
Netherton
Stoke Fleming
Burraton
Kentisbury
Lovacott Green
North Buckland
Fremington
Bishopsteignton
Westlake
Church Green
Poughill
Bowd
Halwell
Harbourneford
Tawstock
Budlake
Brampford Speke
Spriddlestone
Wrafton
Kerscott
Atherington
Pickwell
Harleston
St Ann's Chapel
Colaton Raleigh
Topsham
Rundlestone
Beaford
Shobrooke
Darracott
Caton
Bridge Reeve
Germansweek
Clyst Hydon
Hennock
Dulford
Woodleigh
Wolverstone
Northlew
Aylesbeare
Kingsteignton
Eastleigh
Stoke Gabriel
Bickleigh
Larkbeare
Ermington
Holne
Rickham
St Giles on the Heath
Uplyme
Kingford
Lower Creedy
South Zeal
Wiggaton
Ford
Dartmeet
Lamerton
Derril
Filham
Farway
Weycroft
Ilfracombe
Clyst St George
Staple Cross
Otterton
Exminster
Stoford Water
Parkham
Northam
Colestocks
West Leigh
Luton
Tedburn St Mary
Cheriton
Redmonsford
Swimbridge
Harpford
Upton Pyne
Smallridge
Arlington
Woodtown
Holbeton
Rackenford
West Putford
Mead
Newton St Cyres
Mariansleigh
Harford
East Worlington
Patchacott
Ashill
Cheglinch
Pool
Ashcombe
Gidleigh
Blackawton
Hillhead
Higher Tale
Holsworthy Beacon
Trimstone
Heathfield
Gosford
Bolberry
Clapworthy
Clifton
Sessacott
Peters Marland
Yondercott
Capton
West Anstey
Eastdown
Dunterton
Ash Thomas
Folly Gate
Henford
Natcott
East Buckland
Lee Mill
South Knighton
Newton Ferrers
Cornworthy
Bishop's Nympton
Creacombe
Clawton
Hartland
West Ogwell
Shillingford St George
Kings Nympton
Teign Village
Branscombe
Lifton
Bovey Tracey
Whipcott
Thornbury
Lovaton
Cookbury
Bridford
Hillerton
Northmoor
Kingswear
Norman's Green
Bere Ferrers
Farringdon
Dartington
Brandis Corner
Brayford
Wick
Colwell
Lower Town
Lewdown
Weston
East Prawle
Edistone
Fairy Cross
Brownston
Moretonhampstead
Kellaton
Caute
Week
Michelcombe
Thrushelton
Marystow
Woodgate
Mount Pleasant
Doddiscombsleigh
Higher Slade
East Budleigh
Upcott
Hele Lane
North Heasley
Twitchen
Cadeleigh
Bratton Clovelly
Bonehill
Culm Davy
Withleigh
East Knowstone
Sector
Chasty
Luppitt
Cofton
Hutcherleigh
Nicholashayne
Feniton
Holcombe
Hoo Meavy
Oakford
Chittlehampton
Filleigh
Soldon Cross
High Bullen
Buck's Cross
Langridgeford
Raymond's Hill
Simonsburrow
Ashprington
Bradford
Walreddon
Whitestone
Teigncombe
Gunn
Ipplepen
Hatch
Dowland
South Molton
Uffculme
Croyde Bay
Knowle
Virginstow
Moorhaven Village
Bodmiscombe
Wotter
Alverdiscott
Borough
Buckland Monachorum
Combe Raleigh
Membland
Kelly
Talaton
Holcombe Rogus
Inner Hope
Chelfham
Claypits
Holsworthy
Littleham
Widworthy
Bridgerule
Burlestone
Yawl
Pippacott
Meddon
Stibb Cross
Buck's Mills
Barton Town
Harcombe Bottom
Abbotsham
Lydford
Meeth
West Charleton
Bantham
Coffinswell
Hemyock
South Allington
Tuckenhay
Welcombe
Doccombe
Sparkwell
Woolston Green
Yarnacott
Muddiford
Blackpool
Birchill
Penquit
Beeson
Satterleigh
Newhaven
Axmouth
Brendon
Slapton
Offwell
Longdown
Beckett
West Worlington
Monkton
Okehampton
Hemerdon
Appledore
Milton Damerel
Washford Pyne
Lustleigh
Lower Cheriton
Cove
Holy City
Clayhanger
Ware
Southerton
Horrabridge
Harcombe
Heanton Punchardon
Huntsham
Northway
Shaugh Prior
East Putford
Witheridge
Woodacott Cross
Teigngrace
Galmpton
Horns Cross
Sheepwash
Hittisleigh
Stoke Canon
Gulworthy
Higher Rocombe
Zeal Monachorum
Taleford
Berry Cross
Knightacott
Efford
Lurley
Middle Rocombe
Shillingford
Dunchideock
Ayshford
Cobbaton
Upham
Lobhillcross
West Hill
South Tawton
Yarnscombe
Chivelstone
Trentishoe
Allercombe
Huntshaw
Little Torrington
Vale Down
Newtown
Broadhempston
Woodland Head
Drakeland Corner
Heybrook Bay
West Lyn
Clayhidon
Axminster
Rousdon
Woodford
Chitterley
Kerswell
Bradninch
Woodmanton
Combe Martin
Cadbury
Calverleigh
Jacobstowe
Rock
Black Dog
Liverton
Bellever
Stony Cross
Countisbury
Strete
Hawkchurch
Tavistock
Woollaton
Corscombe
Millhayes
Crapstone
Clyst Honiton
Titchberry
Hannaford
Arlington Beccott
Weeke
Heasley Mill
Hill
Sheldon
North Brentor
Milltown
Up Exe
Dean Prior
Middlemoor
Townlake
Ringmore
Millcombe
Cranbrook
Stoke Rivers
Stoodleigh
Loddiswell
Kingsbridge
Quither
Meshaw
Belstone
Colyton
Lee Moor
East Mere
Ponsworthy
Fairmile
Sticklepath
Bradworthy
Patchole
Fordmoor
Merton
Wilmington
Maidenhayne
Instow
Tetcott
Bishop's Tawton
Higher Lovacott
Winswell
Yeoford
Uplowman
Upton
Pyworthy
Roachill
Rose Ash
Halsinger
Croyde
Lynmouth
Longcause
Yelverton
Woolfardisworthy
Ashford
Two Bridges
Culmstock
Churchill
Frogmore
Meldon
Mortehoe
East Ogwell
Sampford Peverell
Chipshop
Tosberry
Craddock
Oakfordbridge
Perkin's Village
Brixton
Coryton
Kingscott
Wembworthy
Burlescombe
Nether Exe
Buckland Brewer
Whiddon Down
Horsebridge
Heddon
Thurlestone
Chawleigh
Petrockstowe
Inwardleigh
Westwood
Easton
Chillington
Clearbrook
Hele
Harbertonford
Christow
Didworthy
Lana
Nomansland
George Nympton
Petton
Exebridge
Morchard Bishop
Southleigh
Lake
Marsh
Awliscombe
Ashwater
Riddlecombe
Aish
Wembury Point
South Brent
Georgeham
Torcross
Black Torrington
Cheriton Fitzpaine
Frost
Barbrook
Cornwood
Shaldon
Haytown
Stockleigh Pomeroy
South Huish
Rawridge
Newton Tracey
Milford
Coombe
Livingshayes
Patsford
Itton
Eastington
Aller
Berry Pomeroy
Bulkworthy
Beacon
Liftondown
Chapmans Well
Woodbury Salterton
West Clyst
Honiton
Sheepstor
Alston
North Whilborough
Beer
Compton
Ilsington
Harberton
Whiddon
Chudleigh Knighton
Combebow
Stowford
West Alvington
Exmansworthy
East Stowford
Plymstock
Cullompton
Colebrooke
Well Town
Hollacombe
Abbots Bickington
Chevithorne
Wembury
Ingleigh Green
Whitford
Budleigh Salterton
Wonson
Poltimore
Little Bray
Dolton
Warkleigh
Chardstock
Yettington
Salcombe Regis
Roborough
Three Horse Shoes
Mary Tavy
Plympton
Dinworthy
Postbridge
Membury
Kingston
Street
Saint Hill
Lee
Chittlehamholt
Higher Cheriton
Shirwell Cross
Madford
Huxham's Cross Estate
East Youlstone
Sowton
Oldways End
Hookway
Clovelly
Highampton
Trow
Ideford
Furley
East Village
Langaford
Horndon
Tuckermarsh
Hockworthy
Starcross
Holwell
North Huish
Guineaford
Lower Batson
Dean
Philham
Rosemary Lane
Lower Loxhore
Woolacombe
Uppincott
Tytherleigh
Denbury
Higher Ashton
Colebrook
Mullacott Cross
West Raddon
Cranford
Tinhay
Silverton
Bow
Dousland
Diptford
Halwill
Kingsdon
Seaton Junction
Bittadon
Woodbury
Challaborough
Dunstone
Chettiscombe
Benton
Halberton
Sprytown
Bratton Fleming
Great Torrington
Challacombe
Iddesleigh
Dartmouth
Colleton Mills
Ash
Staverton
Higher Batson
Nethercott
Bowden
Bigbury-on-Sea
Green Lane
Hawkmoor Park
Kilmington
Hardisworthy
Portgate
Broadwoodwidger

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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