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

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