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 Kent

Swift's Green
Bilsington
Southfleet
Maidstone
Gillingham
Saltwood
Mile Oak
Brasted Chart
Deal
South Green
East End
Church Hougham
Maypole
Nettlestead Green
Ashurst
Laddingford
Newtown
Waterman Quarter
Leeds
Broadstairs
West Stourmouth
Appledore Heath
Crouch
Lympne
Yalding
Chartway Street
Martin
Bliby
Langley
Penshurst
Langton Green
Wolverton
Bicknor
New Hythe
Three Chimneys
Hothfield
Chambers' Green
Stelling Minnis
Potter's Forstal
Shottenden
Paramour Street
Chislet
Horton Kirby
Red Hill
Rodmersham
Bekesbourne
North Elham
Ivy Hatch
Hale Street
Littlestone-on-Sea
Hassell Street
Woolage Village
Boxley
Old Wives Lees
Hersden
Oversland
Rolvenden Layne
Lower Haysden
Boughton Monchelsea
Out Elmstead
Broad Oak
Ottinge
Maplescombe
Hamlet of Shellness
Ashford
Biddenden Green
Sutton at Hone
Swattenden
Fostall
Southernden
Dryhill
High Knocke
Crockenhill
Friningham
Sepham Heath
Shorne Ridgeway
Hamstreet
Bishopsbourne
Sarre
Benenden
Hemsted
How Green
Lilyvale
Fordwich
Pembles Cross
Ham Green
Bloodden
Bonnington
Bredgar
The Valley
Lower Hartlip
Selsted
Mersham
Guston
Waltham
Shoreham
Lower Cox Street
Conyer
Waterham
Speldhurst
Bramling
Hartley
Chillenden
Southborough
Great Stonar
Stocker's Head
Acrise
Boughton Corner
Frinsted
St Margaret's at Cliffe
Five Oak Green
Gadshill
Lenham Forstal
East Langdon
Priestwood
Frittenden
Barham
Stalisfield Green
Bean
Ash
Printstile
Painter's Forstal
Fordcombe
Court-at-Street
Lower Goldstone
Woodnesborough
Shirkoak
West Cross
Knockholt Pound
Clap Hill
Preston
Payden Street
Borden
Kilndown
Gibraltar
Bobbing
Smarden Bell
Ditton
Statenborough
Tutt Hill
Badgers Mount
Royal Tunbridge Wells
Winterbourne
Whitehill
Hever
Swanton Street
Leigh
Peene
Borough Green
Elvington
Marley
Goudhurst
West Farleigh
Hall's Green
Cobham
Dunn Street
Nash
Bexley
Woolage Green
Hunters Forstal
Monkton
Bullingstone
Hacklinge
Staplestreet
Dymchurch
Westwood
Mount Pleasant
Shadoxhurst
Brabourne Lees
Sandway
Bogle
Ringwould
Oldbury
Great Chart
Thurnham
Adisham
Chegworth
Underling Green
Challock
London Beach
Greenhill
Hill Hoath
Pratt's Bottom
Headcorn
Standen Street
Hockley
Ringlestone
Little Mongeham
Teston
Little Conghurst
Stiff Street
Stone Hill
Lynsted
Newbarn
Chislet Forstal
Barnsole
Haine
Windmill Hill
Further Quarter
Pett Bottom
Coldharbour
Haviker Street
Horsmonden
Sandhurst
The Moor
St Mary in the Marsh
Marlpit
Ramsgate
Farthingloe
Barnes Street
Ware
Mundy Bois
Richborough Port
Smallbridge
Chainhurst
St Nicholas at Wade
St Margarets
Dartford
Shorne
Broadstone
Whetsted
Bearsted
Winchet Hill
Tudeley Hale
Maxted Street
Whitfield
Swingfield Minnis
Burmarsh
Borden Hill
Small Hythe
Burlings
Cheeseman's Green
Wissenden
West Malling
Pye Corner
Glassenbury
Yewhedges
Cranbrook
Culverstone Green
Platt's Heath
Otford
Great Mongeham
Littlebourne
Wilgate Green
Sutton
Selson
Sandling
Snodland
Hunton
New Pound
South Darenth
Brookland
Colt's Hill
Congelow
Denstroude
Clapper Hill
Herne
Stone Street
Bossingham
Finglesham
Underriver
Oare
Folkestone
Tyler Hill
Golford
Pittswood
Five Wents
Orlestone
Stonehill Green
Green Street Green
Cop Street
Graveney
West Street
Sutton Valence
Little Betteshanger
Hollingbourne
Sibertswold and Shepherdswell
Brenchley
Sole Street
Wickhambreaux
Mereworth
Bethersden
Loose
Nackington
Walter's Green
Napchester
Dungate
Hucking
South Alkham
Crundale
Lydden
Standen
Eynsford
Heaverham
Troy Town
Wetham Green
The Quarter
Sevington
Potten Street
Rhodes Minnis
Appledore
Bough Beech
Acol
Upstreet
Rhode Common
Snargate
Swingfield Street
Kettle Corner
Stockbury
The Pinnock
Grafty Green
Swanton
Aylesham
Little Mill
Harvel
Snoadhill
Devil's Den
Daniel's Water
Boyden Gate
Ham
Marlpit Hill
Chalksole
Brasted
West Kingsdown
Buckhurst
West Cliffe
Upper Ruxley
Pipsden
Norton Ash
Hastingleigh
Sturry
Moor Street
Greet
Hartlip
Newenden
Culmers
West Hougham
Church Whitfield
Frogholt
Dingleden
Twitham
Kingsnorth
Otham
Riseden
Newington
Scarborough
Felderland
Stone
Farningham
Densole
Guilton
Patrixbourne
Coursehorn
Cross-at-Hand
Chilham
Erriottwood
Lamb's Cross
Larkfield
Little Chart Forstal
Tong Green
Radfield
Shatterling
Chalksole Green
Milstead
Gravel Castle
Ridgeway
Twitton
Hodsoll Street
Wierton
Boughton Aluph
Bluetown
Highsted
Well Street
Boughton Under Blean
Bridge
Perry
Bekesbourne Hill
Stone Corner
Lower Halstow
Egerton Forstal
Eccles
Wye
Doddington
Tickham
Calcott
Pratling Street
Millbank
Scragged Oak
Park Side
Monk's Hill
Gun Green
Peening Quarter
Wootton
Pested
Horseshoe Green
Ratling
Westmarsh
The Lees
Istead Rise
Sandwich Bay Estate
Burham
Eastchurch
Weller's Town
Shalmsford Street
East Street
Tickenhurst
Shelvin
Mud Row
Moorstock
Mystole
Eythorne
Matfield
Beltring
Platt
Reading Street
Cowden
Cock Street
Ansdore
West Peckham
Force Green
Lenham Heath
Tilmanstone
Warden
West Hythe
Thong
Offham
Tonge Corner
Wouldham
Summerfield
Kemsley Street
Charing Heath
Rabbit's Cross
Hawley
Rusthall
Round Green
Lamberhurst
Trottiscliffe
Worth
Seed
Four Elms
Blean
Wittersham
Flimwell
Westbere
Newchurch
Coombe
Grubb Street
Chart Sutton
Hearnden Green
Smarden
Sellindge
Wilsley Pound
Durlock
Bullockstone
Acton
Wheelbarrow Town
Deerton Street
Benover
The Stocks
Deans Hill
Hocker Edge
Stockland Green
Ide Hill
Hildenborough
Westerham
Cliffs End
Eddington
Rough Common
Bladbean
Roughway
Foxendown
Grove
Wingham Green
Sandhurst Cross
Round Street
Lynsore Bottom
Collier Street
New Barn
Rowling Street
Postling
Leadingcross Green
Perrywood
Marshside
Henley Street
Throwley Forstal
Otham Hole
Lunsford
Newland Green
Each End
Lydd-on-Sea
Cranbrook Common
Postling Green
Seaton
Paddock Wood
Higham
Old Tree
East Stourmouth
Lamberhurst Quarter
Toy's Hill
Paddlesworth
Longfield Hill
Stocks Green
Elmsted
Haffenden Quarter
Street End
Sevenoaks Weald
Tenterden
Howt Green
Chestnut Street
Fleeden
Canterbury
Weddington
Vigo Village
Langley Heath
Marden Thorn
Lydd
Flete
Keycol
Wingham
Blue Bell Hill
Tunstall
Rodmersham Green
Kings Hill
Ford
Snave
Silver Street
Leysdown-on-Sea
Church Street
Crockham Hill
Plucks Gutter
Teynham Street
Nettlestead
Lodge Lees
Colliers' Green
Chatham
Nash Street
Chequertree
Halfway Street
Ryarsh
Betsham
Middle Quarter
Durrant Green
East Peckham
Kent Street
Goose Green
Etchinghill
Mowshurst
Little Chart
Satmar
Elham
Hawkinge
Castle Hill
Lenham
Hollow Street
Harbledown
Leigh Green
Denton
Bircholt Forstal
Hogben's Hill
Exted
Dean Street
Linton
Fairseat
Upper Rodmersham
Ashbank
Four Oaks
Modest Corner
Lower Higham
Eastwood
Kipping's Cross
Forstal
Priestwood Green
Worms Hill
Farleigh Green
Throwley
Anvil Green
Brabourne
Chitty
Broomfield
Brook Street
Wrotham Heath
Godden Green
Stick Hill
Westwell
Caring
Kit's Coty
Four Throws
Aldington
Under The Wood
Fairbourne Heath
Newnham
Pluckley
Charing
Hoppers Corner
Wormshill
Staplehurst
Oad Street
Hoath Corner
Wateringbury
Swanley Village
Swanscombe
Stone Cross
Hickmans Green
Cooper Street
East Farleigh
Paddock
Barrowhill
West End
Wilsley Green
Bredhurst
Knox Bridge
Poundsbridge
Studdal
Bedgebury Cross
Upper Hardres
Golden Green
Stone in Oxney
Yelsted
Crockhurst Street
Brook
Womenswold
Iden Green
Hawkhurst
Shipbourne
Chart Hill
Nonington
Boughton Malherbe
Upper Goldstone
Capel Cross
Lower Hardres
Markbeech
Breach
Bogden
Flishinghurst
Lymbridge Green
Warmlake
Birling
Marden
Kempe's Corner
Dungeness
French Street
Edenbridge
Hawkenbury
Chevening
Woodside Green
Sinkhurst Green
Four Wents
Aldington Frith
Sandwich
Heronden
Barfrestone
Frogham
Hadlow
New Ash Green
Stanford
Minster
Godmersham
Claygate
Addington
Watt's Cross
Chiddingstone
Hicks Forstal
Stubb's Cross
Stodmarsh
Folly Town
Ivychurch
Slade
West Yoke
Bedmonton
Dover
Tylden
Ickham
Danaway
Hawthorn Corner
Coldred
Pedlinge
Broom Street
Chartham Hatch
Kingsdown
Sissinghurst
Field Green
Claygate Cross
Gravesend
Westfield Sole
Hernhill
Hythe
Badlesmere
Groombridge
Hulberry
Cooper's Corner
Ruckinge
Dunk's Green
Mountain Street
Naccolt
Kemsing
Way
Stansted
Knave's Ash
Rochester
Yopps Green
Hoaden
Staple
Iwade
Well Hill
Fosten Green
Drellingore
Beal's Green
Reculver
Hoath
Newingreen
Bilting
Addlestead
Pluckley Thorne
Dargate
Livesey Street
Carter's Hill
Brissenden Green
Harrietsham
Bromley Green
Woolpack Corner
Ridge Row
Bidborough
Ram Lane
Eyhorne Street
Capel
Snoll Hatch
Ightham
Hill Street
Ridley
Charcott
Faversham
Lewson Street
Cold Harbour
Hareplain
Coxheath
Bax
Luddesdown
Radfall
Lyminge
Hextable
Highstreet
Broad Ford
Stowting
Parker's Green
Strood
Worten
Sheldwich Lees
Stonecrouch
Warehorne
Pineham
Herne Pound
Herne Bay
Hollybushes
Derringstone
Harbourland
Tonbridge
Rolvenden
Leybourne
Garlinge Green
South Street
Martin Mill
Luddenham
Farthing Green
Teynham
Egerton
Herne Common
Aylesford
Hinxhill
Swanley
Stowting Common
West Langdon
High Halden
Lower Luddesdown
Wingmore
Elmstone
Gold Street
Gill's Green
Kingswood
Wrotham
Bexon
Westwell Leacon
Broad Street
Styants Bottom
Maltman's Hill
Sixmile
Biddenden
Slutshole
Sheldwich
Warren Street
Potters Corner
Sundridge
Palmer's Green
Parkgate
Ripple
Westenhanger
Meopham
Green Hill
Seal
Whitstable
Stonebridge Green
Hook Green
Bossington
Greatstone-on-Sea
Dunkirk
Darenth
Petham
Lashenden
Detling
Brenzett Green
Milebush
Northbourne
Ashley
Neames Forstal
Goodley Stock
Kenardington
Sittingbourne
Dane Street
Marsh Green
Joyden's Wood
Fawkham Green
Dunton Green
Basted
Bay View
Curtisden Green
Eastry
Palmstead
Ewell Minnis
Goddard's Green
Liverton Street
Skeete
Chiddingstone Hoath
Labour-in-vain
Margate
Honey Hill
Eastling
Hazel Street
Wingham Well
Kingston
Alkham
Linkhill
Ulcombe
Tudeley
East Malling
Winkhurst Green
South Stour
Chiddingstone Causeway
Queenborough
Pootings
Fir Toll
Sholden
Marden Beech
Woodlands
Wanshurst Green
Boughton Lees
Donkey Street
Betteshanger
Knowlton
Petteridge
Plaxtol
Charing Hill
Marshborough
Peckham Bush
Queen Street
Brenzett
The Leacon
Plumtree Green
Shuttlesfield
Curteis' Corner
Arpinge
East Studdal
Flemings
Leaveland
Lidsing
Three Tees
St Mary's Bay
Sevenoaks
Key's Green
Manston
Woodland
Capel-le-Ferne
Goodnestone
Henhurst
Pembury
Whitley Row
Upchurch
Pearson's Green
Sheerness
Selling
Romney Street
Speed Gate
Snowdown
Hoo
Horns Green
Clement Street
St Ann's Green
New Romney
Chartham
Stonestreet Green
Smeeth
Yorkletts
Upper Ifield
Old Romney
Pizien Well
Northfleet
Mockbeggar
Froghole
Woodchurch
Gushmere
Goathurst Common
Wichling
Hilden Park
Molash
Knockholt
Upper Harbledown
New Street
Bodsham
Halstead
Stede Quarter
North Street
Brandfold

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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