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

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

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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