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

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

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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