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

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

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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