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

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

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.
site index
site map