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 Milton Keynes

MK19 7LY
MK19 7LU
MK19 7LN
MK19 7LL
MK19 7LX
MK19 7HY
MK19 7LJ
MK19 7PB
MK19 7LP
MK19 7LQ
MK19 7LH
MK19 7NA
MK19 7LW
MK19 7NX
MK19 7LR
MK19 7NY
MK19 7NZ
MK19 7NP
MK19 7NS
MK19 7LS
MK19 7NU
MK19 7NW
MK19 7NL
MK19 7LF
MK19 7AR
MK19 7NR
MK19 7NT
MK19 7PE
MK19 7JS
MK19 7NN
MK19 7NJ
MK19 7NB
MK19 7LT
MK19 7LE
MK19 7LG
MK19 7NQ
MK19 7PA
MK19 7AX
MK19 7LD
MK19 7NG
MK19 7LA
MK12 5YP
MK19 7NH
MK19 7LZ
MK19 7LB
MK19 7PJ
MK19 7RA
MK19 7JT
MK19 7ND
MK19 7BN
MK19 7BL
MK19 7HT
MK19 7HU
MK19 7BP
MK19 7PQ
MK19 7HQ
MK19 7PG
MK19 7BS
MK19 7BW
MK19 7BT
MK19 7PD
MK19 7BU
MK19 7BJ
MK19 7BX
MK19 7NE
MK19 7DA
MK19 7DB
MK19 7BZ
MK19 7HP
MK19 7BY
MK19 7DD
MK19 7BG
MK19 7NF
MK19 7HL
MK19 7BH
MK19 7BQ
MK19 7DE
MK19 7AS
MK19 7ZP
MK19 7ZU
MK19 7WD
MK19 7ZZ
MK19 7WN
MK19 7ZX
MK19 7WT
MK19 7ZR
MK19 7ZG
MK19 7ZT
MK19 7BF
MK19 7DG
MK19 7ZJ
MK19 7AP
MK19 7ZQ
MK19 7ZW
MK19 7ZF
MK19 7ED
MK19 7HA
MK19 7HD
MK19 7ER
MK19 7PL
MK19 7HN
MK19 7RB
MK19 7EP
MK19 7EW
MK19 7EX
MK19 7EU
MK19 7EY
MK19 7EN
MK19 7HJ
MK19 7AZ
MK19 7EL
MK19 7ET
MK19 7AY
MK19 7HE
MK19 7EF
MK19 7EH
MK19 7HH
MK19 7EG
MK19 7HS
MK19 7HG
MK19 7EJ
MK19 7HW
MK19 7HF
MK19 7HR
MK12 5YW
MK19 7DP
MK19 7DW
MK16 8LQ
MK19 7ES
MK19 7DR
MK16 8LY
MK16 8LU
MK19 7DN
MK19 7DJ
MK16 8NZ
MK16 8NY
MK16 8NT
MK16 8LW
MK19 7BE
MK16 8UA
MK16 8UY
MK16 8NE
MK16 8PE
MK16 8TE
MK16 8NW
MK16 8NU
MK16 8NP
MK16 8QX
MK16 8LN
MK19 7JJ
MK16 8NR
MK16 8NQ
MK16 8NH
MK16 8NS
MK16 8QN
MK16 8NA
MK16 8NB
NN12 7XR
MK19 7DF
MK16 8LL
MK16 8NX
MK16 8LH
MK16 8PA
MK16 8LG
MK19 7JW
MK19 7JN
MK19 7DS
NN12 7BD
MK19 7FA
NN12 7UE
MK19 7JG
NN12 7TN
MK19 7AG
MK19 7AB
MK19 7AH
MK19 7JH
MK19 7JL
MK16 8LP
NN12 7TW
MK19 7AJ
NN12 7UG
NN12 7TL
NN12 7UB
NN12 7UP
MK19 7AD
MK19 7AF
MK19 7BA
MK19 7JF
MK19 7EZ
NN12 7TP
MK19 7JP
MK19 7AQ
NN12 7UA
MK19 7JD
NN12 7TR
NN12 7TT
NN12 7TU
MK19 7JQ
MK19 7AL
MK19 7JU
MK19 7AA
NN12 7XG
MK19 7DQ
MK19 7AW
MK12 5XU
MK19 7AE
MK19 7DL
MK19 7DY
MK19 7JE
NN12 7TY
MK19 7DU
NN12 7TS
MK19 7AU
MK19 7DZ
MK19 7YZ
MK19 7YU
MK19 7YY
MK19 7JA
NN12 7TZ
MK19 7DX
MK19 7BR
MK19 7AN
MK19 7JR
NN12 7UW
NN12 7UF
MK19 7EA
NN12 7SS
NN12 7UN
NN12 7UL
MK19 7DT
MK16 8LT
NN12 7TX
MK19 7EB
NN12 7UH
MK19 7JB
NN12 7UD
NN12 7UJ
MK19 7DH
MK19 7EE
NN12 7TH
NN12 7SR
NN12 7HW

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)
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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