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 Hampshire

Andwell
Little Holbury
North Hayling
Gosport
West Stratton
Outwick
Powntley Copse
Tichborne
Isington
West Meon Woodlands
The Frenches
Medstead
Bucks Horn Oak
Park Gate
Mount Pleasant
Nashes Green
Rotherwick
Crookham Village
Churt
Durley Street
Browninghill Green
Silchester
Palestine
Little Down
Hedge End
Stuckton
Bradley
Stockbridge
East Tytherley
Deane
Gilbury Hard
Lymore
Sleaford
Awbridge
Mullenspond
Little Shoddesden
North Waltham
Little Somborne
Upper Clatford
Whitmoor Bottom
Crondall
Hound Green
Fleet
Toothill
Hook
Belbins
Keeping
Botley
Empshott Green
Lower Slackstead
Shorley
Linwood
Ewshot
West Tytherley
Golden Pot
Droxford
Over Wallop
Milford on Sea
Colemore
Nursling
North Sydmonton
Setley
Thorns Beach
Hound
Peel Common
Lower Common
Stanswood
South Warnborough
Bighton
Laverstoke
Binley
Barton on Sea
Hightown
Picket Post
East End
Mattingley
Stonehills
Holt End
Copythorne
Stoner Hill
Hazeley Bottom
Buriton
Kings Worthy
Murrell Green
Bursledon
West Meon
Sandford
Denmead
Heckfield
Mislingford
Weston Colley
Dipley
Chawton
Middle Bockhampton
Leagreen
Northney
Meon
Turgis Green
Forest Corner
Mill Green
Damerham
Lymington
Bramshott
Plastow Green
Ashmansworth
Ovington
Sway
Emsworth
Chilcomb
Steventon
Boarhunt
Thruxton
Warsash
Monxton
Burley Street
Stratfield Turgis
Hythe
North Kingston
South Gorley
Martin Drove End
Dunbridge
Headley
Whitehill
Ripley
Warborne
Padworth Common
Durrants
Aldermaston Soke
South Weirs
Mill Lane
Holybourne
Chidden
Woodfalls
Danebury
Beckley
Curbridge
Cadnam
Owslebury
Neacroft
Hazeley
Hardley
Fareham
East Anton
Locks Heath
Kingsclere
Shirrell Heath
Kingsley
Dibden
Shalden
Romsey
Bordon
Redenham
Bramshott Chase
Highclere
East Tisted
Wash Water
Crowdhill
Bramshill
Hill Top
Blounce
Bramley
Ogdens
Penton Corner
Chilbolton
Hammer Bottom
Red Rice
Steep
North Street
Itchen Stoke
Frenchmoor
North Baddesley
Blackmoor
Crow
Longstock
Bowling Alley
Netley Marsh
Littleton
Calshot
Colbury
Egypt
Tangley
Pamber End
Alton
Smannell
Up Nately
Lower Pennington
Rockford
Dundridge
Gilbert Street
Wootton
Sandy Down
Lowford
Sopley
Martin
Ellingham
Downton
Lower Bordean
Waltham Chase
Penton Mewsey
West Wellow
Havant
Sydmonton
Dilton
Rowlands Castle
Old Netley
Axford
West Worldham
Ibsley
Kilmeston
Wootton St Lawrence
Ashton
Mapledurwell
Hillstreet
Cole Henley
Penton Grafton
Grayshott
West Heath
Froxfield Green
Pamber Green
Standon
Stonymarsh
Shalden Green
Westley
Balmerlawn
Anmore
Aldershot
Odiham
Hipley
Egbury
Wittensford
Neatham
Exton
Forton
Hamble-le-Rice
Swanmore
Blackhill
Headbourne Worthy
Weston
Chilworth Old Village
Woodington
Four Marks
Bailey's Hard
Nately Scures
Old Basing
Purbrook Heath
Silkstead
Axmansford
Battramsley
Farleigh Wallop
Heath End
Horton Heath
Blashford
Soake
North Gorley
Ampfield
Kimbridge
Ringwood
Lane End
Wigley
Dummer
Wonston
Bull Hill
West Green
Ashurst
Sherfield English
Lyndhurst
Blissford
Glebe
Springvale
Kingston
Tufton
The Mint
Lee
Chandler's Ford
Hinton
Everton
Beaulieu
Bagnum
Netherton
Hartley Wespall
Stoke Charity
North End
Furzey Lodge
Liphook
Nether Wallop
Salters Heath
Malshanger
Bramshaw
Wildhern
Rowledge
Newtown Common
North Charford
East Dean
Broad Oak
East Boldre
Turmer
Minstead
Picket Piece
Emery Down
Crux Easton
Soldridge
Redlands
Bashley
Little London
Chilbolton Down
Canada Common
Steep Marsh
Brook
Bishop's Sutton
Furzley
Bailey Green
Greatham
Vernham Street
Upper Slackstead
Brockenhurst
Goose Hill
Bentley
The Hummicks
Hunton
North Houghton
Rownhams
Earlstone Common
Ashford
Bucklers Hard
Freefolk
Ashurst Bridge
South Down
Litchfield
East Meon
Greywell
St Mary Bourne
East Martin
Cheriton
Crampmoor
Burridge
Morestead
Eastleigh
Portmore
Upper Common
Nursted
Tadley
Burghclere
Abbotstone
Newnham
Frithend
Charter Alley
Whitchurch
Hill Grove
Boorley Green
Great Shoddesden
Otterbourne
Headley Down
Ibthorpe
Anna Valley
Totton
West Dean
Hill Brow
Newtown
Upper Wootton
Linkenholt
Highways
Hurstbourne Priors
Hawley
Blacknest
Bramdean
West Tisted
King's Somborne
Clanfield
Bransgore
Meonstoke
Faccombe
Barton Stacey
Upton Grey
Horsebridge
Allum Green
Shootash
Inhurst
Hatchet Green
Farnborough
Lower Green
Pitt
Worthy Down
Bartley
Brimpton Common
Plaitford
Waterlooville
Ibworth
Holbury
Horndean
Old Alresford
Baybridge
Wheat Hold
Hill Head
Foxcotte
Whiteley
Hensting
Hambledon
Middle Wallop
Winsor
Ower
Elvetham Heath
Standford
Quarley
East Woodhay
Blackfield
Knights Enham
Winchester
Ratlake
Timsbury
Cowesfield Gate
New Alresford
North Boarhunt
Horseport
Lindford
Phoenix Green
Lower Bullington
Micheldever
Ramsdean
Sutton Scotney
Ashford Hill
Fair Cross
Hale
Michelmersh
Spearywell
Titchfield
Townsend
Northbrook
Upper Kingston
Hangersley
Long Sutton
Canada
Fritham
Hannington
Baughurst
Tunworth
Hartfordbridge
Whitway
Overton
Exbury
Weyhill
Ecchinswell
Abbotts Ann
New Milton
East Worldham
Elvetham
Rake
Eversley
Applemore
Park Corner
Frost Hill
Wolverton Common
West End
Roughdown
Abbotswood
Worlds End
Kent
Lower Farringdon
Eversley Cross
Kimpton
Old Warren
Brickhill
Bossington
Dean
Popham
Mottisfont
Winchfield Hurst
Breamore
Herriard
Mockbeggar
Butlocks Heath
Cocksford Down
Cufaude
Sandy Balls
Swarraton
Shawford
Beauworth
Upton
Sandleheath
Cliddesden
Church End
Adbury
Drayton
Upper Burgate
Goodworth Clatford
Wickham
Middle Winterslow
Portsmouth
Gundleton
Burley
Holt Pound
Godwinscroft
Tye
Charlton
Crawley
Southwick
Newgrounds
Tinkers Cross
Monkwood
Preston Candover
Dora's Green
Little Hoddington
Wherwell
Oakhanger
Sherfield on Loddon
The Hangers
Shipton Bellinger
Upper Bullington
Potbridge
Furzedown
South Wonston
Monk Sherborne
Yateley
Bransbury
Brown Heath
North Warnborough
Linford
Weavers Down
Burghclere Common
Shedfield
Newton Valence
North Stoneham
Hurstbourne Tarrant
Stony Heath
Frogham
Tapnage
Corhampton
Warren Corner
Redbrook
Oakshott
Hattingley
Itchen Abbas
Privett
Pound Street
Little Posbrook
South Baddesley
Old Burghclere
Blackwater
Newbridge
Middleton
Brown Candover
Knowle
Langrish
Norleywood
Twyford
Charlwood
Stonyford
Petersfield
Heathfield
Curdridge
Tiptoe
Braishfield
West End Green
Frostlane
Fair Oak
Shobley
North Fareham
Upham
Bickton
Hyde
Pucknall
Conford
Hordle
Langley
Ashfield
Ramsdell
Buddle
Blendworth
Up Green
Tidpit
Cottonworth
Water End
Swanwick
Martyr Worthy
Lower Upham
Clanville
Longparish
Ropley Dean
Brook Hill
Appleshaw
Arford
Whitmoor Vale
Enham Alamein
Catherington
Sparsholt
Crendell
Ash Vale
Woolton Hill
Hinton Ampner
Passfield
Nutley
Weston Patrick
Durley
Woodcott
Hollington Cross
Titchfield Common
Soberton
Weston Corbett
Knapp
Keyhaven
Whitsbury
Latchmere Green
Upper Farringdon
Furze Hill
Godshill
Woodmancott
Fordingbridge
Foulford
North Oakley
Harbridge
Dibden Purlieu
Avington
Lower Burgate
Broadgate
Brockbridge
Chalton
Well
New Cheriton
Lee-on-the-Solent
Dogmersfield
Lockerley
Binsted
East Wellow
Harestock
Mortimer
Abbots Worthy
Pilley
Kentsboro
Sherborne St John
Southampton
Foxhall
Lepe
Lower Daggons
Pilley Bailey
Vernham Dean
Andover
Plaitford Green
Bramley Green
Segensworth
Leckford
Carter's Clay
Upper Street
Coombe
Stoke
Winslade
Crockerhill
Street End
Upper Swanmore
Upper Wield
Finchdean
Winchfield
Bentworth
Ropley Soke
Sheet
Camberley
Colden Common
Ropley
Lasham
Lower Wield
Stroud
Fullerton
Grateley
Polhampton
Nob's Crook
Selborne
Waterditch
Northington
High Cross
Horris Hill
Ashe
Hartley Wintney
Hundred Acres
Tot Hill
Park
Nomansland
North Ripley
Avon
Fisher's Pond
Fawley
Soberton Heath
Brambridge
Burkham
Abshot
Bisterne
Mead End
Lower Froyle
Andover Down
Warnford
Ashley
Thorney Hill
Upper Froyle
Wyck
South Hayling
Wheatley
Boldre
Empshott
Hollington
Sprat's Down
Marchwood
Hoe Gate
Hawkley
Stubbington
Minley
Woodlands
Broadmere
Houghton
East Stratton
Wickham Common
Broughton
Hatherden
Funtley
Highbridge
Hollywater
Lyde Green
Rockbourne
Pound Green
Lord's Wood
Thedden
Hillhead
Bramley Corner
Woodend
Riseley
Ashe Warren
New Town
Totford
Mellishes Bottom
Lopcombe
Wadwick
Chilton Candover
Lower Canterton
Wivelrod
Wheatsheaf Common
Walhampton
Southrope
Frogmore
Stoney Cross
Wolverton
Ball Hill
Kingsmead
Ashlett
Filmore Hill
Sarisbury
Bagmore
Compton
Up Somborne
Basingstoke
Wishanger Common
Oakley
Criddlestyle
Newton Stacey
Amport
East Cholderton
Dunley
Hursley
Bishop's Waltham
Hungerford
Three Ashes
Stone
Liss
Mortimer West End
Furzeley Corner
Easton
Netley
Gore End
Penwood
Stratfield Saye

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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