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

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

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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