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

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

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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