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 Gloucestershire

Oldcroft
Syde
Upper Kilcott
Oxlynch
Cerney Wick
Longford
Staverton
Coombe
Dixton
Andoversford
Somerford Keynes
Toddington
Rendcomb
Epney
Farmcote
Alstone
Aston Down
Hardwicke
Puckrup
Willis Elm
Churcham
Elmore Back
Over
Bengrove
Oakridge Lynch
Compton Abdale
Mile End
Lower Clopton
Lower Swell
Temple Guiting
Elcombe
Edge
Saintbury
Brookthorpe
Ablington
Sapperton
Sling
Mickleton
Stinchcombe
Shakesfield
Ashchurch
Elmstone Hardwicke
Rockstowes
Donnington
Apperley
Leighterton
Arlingham
Purton
Edgeworth
Preston
Sedbury
Brockhollands
St Briavels
Wood Stanway
Bamfurlong
Woodchester
Didbrook
Twigworth
Swanley
Botloe's Green
Middle Duntisbourne
Chatterley
Kempsford
Poolhill
Lower Redbrook
Tiltups End
Arlebrook
Northway
May Hill Village
English Bicknor
Bagendon
Postlip
The Fence
Northleach
Sunhill
Clapton-on-the-Hill
Brookend
Didmarton
Woodford
Tidenham Chase
Amberley
Foss Cross
Whittington
Nag's Head
Oxenhall
Kilcot
Prior's Norton
Quedgeley
Minsterworth
Meysey Hampton
Bartlett's Green
Westonbirt
Doughton
Alvington
Aldsworth
Yanworth
Lower Wick
Upper Slaughter
Chedworth
Coombe Hill
Netherhope
Newington Bagpath
Down Ampney
Abwell
Ford
Evington
Butterrow
Kingswood
Slimbridge
Littleworth
Coldharbour
Upleadon
Farmington
Kingscote
Icomb
Brand Green
Gossington
Berkeley
Uley
Selsley
Town Street
Alderley
Upthorpe
Winchcombe
Harescombe
Hallwood Green
Great Wolford
Plump Hill
Norton
Tutshill
Mobley
Brockhampton
Aylworth
Gotherington
Little Haresfield
Taddington
Oakle Street
The Camp
Whitminster
Pope's Hill
Dymock
Leddington
Pamington
Castletump
Sandhurst
Elkstone
Chaxhill
Ketford
Crackstone
Wormington
Walton Cardiff
Stratfordbridge
Churchend
Lower Kilcott
Wibdon
Selsley West
Quenington
Beachley
Seven Springs
St Chloe
Hayden
Lower Apperley
Syreford
Badgeworth
Eggs Tump
Bishop's Norton
Ampney St Peter
Whiteway
Halmore
Trow Green
Little Witcombe
Lassington
Ryeford
Ozleworth
Fossebridge
Charingworth
Church End
Edge End
Silver Street
Lower Ley
Draycott
Brierley
Ashmead Green
Berkeley Road
Bledisloe
Upper Ley
Etloe
Charfield
Hewelsfield Common
Hilcot End
Huntley
Sudgrove
Far Oakridge
Ruspidge
Little Washbourne
Kempley
Coln Rogers
Hazleton
Stowell
Cheltenham
Cambridge
Churchdown
Scowles
Innsworth
Shipton
Compton Green
Sheepscombe
Windrush
Kent's Green
Arlington
Shadwell
Nibley Green
Teddington
Moreton Valence
Farleys End
Daglingworth
Lowbands
Hidcote Bartrim
Nympsfield
Newport
Middleyard
Brimscombe
Park Hill
Condicote
Marsh Lane
Hyde
Netherton
Shurdington
Yorkley Slade
Upton St Leonards
Mitcheldean
Coln St Dennis
Box
Poulton
Wallow Green
Colethrop
Cranham
Randwick
Horsley
Fiddington
Upper Siddington
Tirley Knowle
Daylesford
Eastleach Martin
Birdwood
Bisley
Eastcombe
Broadwell
Staunton
Yorkley
Nether Westcote
Stroud
Four Oaks
Aston Subedge
Sherborne
Holywell
Slad
Upper Rissington
Boddington
Kempley Green
Hartpury
Driffield
Painswick
Chedworth Laines
Far Thrupp
Cockshoot
Eastington
Bownham
Todenham
The Purlieu
High Woolaston
Farfield
Awre
Berry Hill
Whitecroft
South Cerney
Oldbury on the Hill
Daneway
Heathfield
Perrott's Brook
Lydney
Hethelpit Cross
Newland
Nailsworth
Bromesberrow Heath
Greet
Bourton-on-the-Water
Brockweir
North Nibley
Laverton
Shorncote
Deerhurst Walton
Cinderford
Bournes Green
Kineton
Rodmarton
Hidcote Boyce
North Cerney
Hasfield
Stratton
Colesbourne
Knave-in-hole
Upper Redbrook
The Leigh
Ampney St Mary and Ashbrook
Westbury-on-Severn
Cutsdean
Tibberton
Redmarley D'Abitot
Southam
Nupend
Ayleford
Great Witcombe
Lower Soudley
Berkeley Heath
Brockworth
Snowshill
Lower Dowdeswell
Little Barrington
Kemble Wick
Stanley Downton
Culkerton
Norcote
Deerhurst
Througham
Upper Wick
Hawcross
Mork
Uckington
Siddington
Gorsley Common
Forthampton
Oakhunger
Alderton
Aylburton
Coln St Aldwyns
Alderton Fields
Cleeve Hill
Chalford
Swindon
Betty's Grave
Cam
Stone
Fromebridge
Stroat
Grange Village
Little Rissington
Breadstone
Stanway
Woodcroft
Milkwall
Clearwell
Little Shurdington
Saul
Longney
Malswick
Lechlade-on-Thames
Preston Cross
Calmsden
Old Bishton
Tredington
Frampton on Severn
Upper Oddington
Standish
Ampney Crucis
Twyning
Clifford's Mesne
Highleadon
Bourton-on-the-Hill
Long Newnton
Adlestrop
Hook Street
Elmore
Dursley Cross
Aston Cross
Woolaston
Hudnalls
Baunton
Horcott
Whelford
Crossways
France Lynch
Nastend
Moor End
Longridge
Minchinhampton
Ganborough
Broad Campden
Maugersbury
Cold Aston
Bevington
Elton
Shapridge
Green Bottom
Corse
Viney Hill
Lower Meend
Broadoak
Duntisbourne Leer
King's Stanley
Triangle
Overton
Knightsbridge
Dumbleton
Whaddon
Gretton
Willersey
Ebrington
Dorn
Chaceley
Claypits
Ryton
Owlpen
Ham
Tresham
Blakeney
Church Westcote
Bledington
Maisemore
Ruardean
Coalway
Golden Valley
Wishanger
Hampton Fields
Fishpool
Walham
Tarlton
The Scarr
Dunfield
Miserden
Harnhill
Aston Magna
Bradley Green
Naas
Theescombe
Upper Coberley
Glasshouse
Whitecliff
Gatwick
Great Rissington
Woodbridge
Barton End
Stroud Green
Sevenhampton
Cooper's Hill
Buckland
Wyndbrook
Caudle Green
Gatcombe
Bradley
Middle Wick
Crawley
The Heath
Ewen
Bentham
Turkdean
Clements End
Moreton-in-Marsh
Fairford
Cowley
Charlton Abbots
Taynton
Drybrook
Ball's Green
Barrow
Tewkesbury
Broadrock
Bishop's Cleeve
Hewelsfield
Rodley
Wickridge Street
Chipping Campden
Blaisdon
Kemble
Framilode
Haresfield
Ashley
The Haw
Beverston
Boxwell
Wotton-under-Edge
Abenhall
Whiteshill
Hatherop
Forthay
Ruscombe
Longhope
Thrupp
Weston-sub-Edge
Coleford
Bournstream
Tunley
Little London
Playley Green
Parkend
Calcot
Burnt Ash
Priding
Littledean
Barnsley
Lower Slaughter
Houndscroft
Southrop
Waterlane
Greenway
Carterspiece
Lynch
Boughspring
Withington
Great Washbourne
Coates
Duntisbourne Abbots
Stow-on-the-Wold
Fretherne
Brimpsfield
Frocester
Birdlip
Bream
Coberley
Bibury
Stowe
Bullo
Bagpath
Ashleworth
Far Green
Highnam
Prestbury
Hillesley
Wallsworth
Howley
Littleford
Barton
Broom's Green
Lower Oddington
Eastleach Turville
Tickshill
Winstone
Wyck Rissington
Lower Cockleford
Winson
Salperton
New Town
Woodmancote
Tirley
Hampen
Leckhampton Hill
Notgrove
Upper Swell
Southend
Dursley
Cranham Corner
Oxenton
Poole Keynes
Upper Soudley
Stanley Pontlarge
Pitchcombe
Duntisbourne Rouse
Naunton
Sharpness
Stonehouse
Little Drybrook
Stantway
King's Green
Blockley
Hawling
Wortley
Upper Framilode
Rudford
Evenlode
Leonard Stanley
Cirencester and Corinivm Roman Town
Bromesberrow
Longborough
Stoke Orchard
Hampnett
Homedowns
Flaxley
Gloucester
Tillers' Green
Tidenham
Newnham
Shipton Moyne
Batsford
Gorsley
Coaley
Shuthonger
Foxcote
Guiting Power
Hamshill
Aston on Carrant
Lower Stone
Tetbury
Prescott
Itlay
Woolstone
Avening
Upper Dowdeswell
Newent
Stanton
Woolridge
Down Hatherley
Paxford
Frampton Mansell
Ruardean Woodside
Hailes
The Pound
Gretton Fields
Cherington
Wanswell
Westend
Tetbury Upton

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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