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

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

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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