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

MK46 5ES
MK46 5ET
MK46 5EP
MK46 5HD
MK46 5HH
MK46 5DX
MK46 4EH
MK46 5HA
MK46 5EU
MK46 4BH
MK46 5QE
MK46 4EQ
MK46 5HL
MK46 5PA
MK46 5DY
MK46 4BF
MK46 5QG
MK46 5HP
MK46 4BX
MK46 4EF
MK46 5QN
MK46 5NA
MK46 4BU
MK46 5FN
MK46 5HN
MK46 5PB
MK46 4BT
MK46 5PE
MK46 4DE
MK46 5DQ
MK46 5HR
MK46 5DG
MK46 4BE
MK46 5NB
MK46 4BG
MK46 5GW
MK46 5EE
MK46 5HY
MK46 5PF
MK46 5PD
MK46 4DJ
MK46 5PJ
MK46 4BL
MK46 4BN
MK46 5HJ
MK46 5DU
MK46 5EN
MK46 4DB
MK46 4DD
MK46 5PH
MK46 5DE
MK46 5JF
MK46 4BS
MK46 5EX
MK46 4DH
MK46 5HB
MK46 5PG
MK46 5DF
MK46 5PU
MK46 4DL
MK46 4JS
MK46 5PT
MK46 5HX
MK46 5DZ
MK46 4DA
MK46 5EQ
MK46 5HU
MK46 5HZ
MK46 4EB
MK46 4DN
MK46 4EE
MK46 5EF
MK46 5NS
MK46 4BJ
MK46 5HF
MK46 5NP
MK46 4BW
MK46 5EZ
MK46 5NL
MK46 5PP
MK46 5HW
MK46 4JP
MK46 5NR
MK46 5HE
MK46 5HT
MK46 5ER
MK46 5BN
MK46 4BB
MK46 5BP
MK46 4ED
MK46 4DR
MK46 5LN
MK46 5AZ
MK46 5AY
MK46 5PW
MK46 4DG
MK46 4BP
MK46 5HG
MK46 5PL
MK46 5BL
MK46 4DQ
MK46 5HS
MK46 5NU
MK46 4BD
MK46 5NF
MK46 4YX
MK46 4YZ
MK46 4YY
MK46 5PS
MK46 5YX
MK46 5YU
MK46 5YS
MK46 5YT
MK46 4DW
MK46 5PR
MK46 5PN
MK46 4DP
MK46 5PQ
MK46 4AR
MK46 4DT
MK46 5AD
MK46 5LW
MK46 5QB
MK46 5ZS
MK46 4JW
MK46 5QL
MK46 5ZY
MK46 5ZU
MK46 5NQ
MK46 5LU
MK46 5EW
MK46 5ZT
MK46 5ZQ
MK46 5JE
MK46 5HQ
MK46 5BF
MK46 5ZX
MK46 4EA
MK46 5NG
MK46 5FP
MK46 4AQ
MK46 5NE
MK46 4BA
MK46 5LR
MK46 4DX
MK46 4BY
MK46 5QH
MK46 5LF
MK46 5NH
MK46 5WZ
MK46 5XN
MK46 5ZE
MK46 5XZ
MK46 5ZA
MK46 5XJ
MK46 5WX
MK46 5WW
MK46 5ZG
MK46 5NN
MK46 5EY
MK46 4ZN
MK46 4XG
MK46 4XJ
MK46 4XZ
MK46 4WB
MK46 4WD
MK46 4WZ
MK46 4BQ
MK46 5BG
MK46 5LL
MK46 5LP
MK46 4AP
MK46 4AJ
MK46 5BD
MK46 4JL
MK46 4JJ
MK46 4AG
MK46 4LA
MK46 5BJ
MK46 4AT
MK46 5QJ
MK46 5BQ
MK46 4XN
MK46 5EG
MK46 5YY
MK46 4AA
MK46 4YT
MK46 4YS
MK46 4YR
MK46 4ZA
MK46 5LS
MK46 5AB
MK46 4HH
MK46 4AL
MK46 5EA
MK46 5BE
MK46 4AS
MK46 5LY
MK46 5FF
MK46 4AN
MK46 4JH
MK46 5BA
MK46 5LZ
MK46 4AU
MK46 4AW
MK46 5FG
MK46 5LJ
MK46 5EB
MK46 5BH
MK46 5FE
MK46 4JX
MK46 4AE
MK46 5AE
MK46 5FQ
MK46 5FL
MK46 4AZ
MK46 5BB
MK46 4JY
MK46 4AB
MK46 5LX
MK46 5FB
MK46 5AA
MK46 4AF
MK46 5FD
MK46 5AF
MK46 5LH
MK46 4AD
MK46 5ED
MK46 4DU
MK46 5EH
MK46 5DT
MK46 5AH
MK46 5LA
MK46 5LQ
MK46 5LG
MK46 5FJ
MK46 5DR
MK46 5DS
MK46 5DL
MK46 5BU
MK46 5FW
MK46 4HJ
MK46 5BY
MK46 5DP
MK46 4DF
MK46 4AX
MK46 4ZT
MK46 4AH
MK46 4ZW
MK46 4ZE
MK46 4ZY
MK46 4JN
MK46 4BZ
MK46 5BS
MK46 5BX
MK46 5BW
MK46 5BT
MK46 5NJ
MK46 5JZ
MK46 4HL
MK46 4HD
MK46 5LB
MK46 5EJ
MK46 5DJ
MK46 5BZ
MK46 5ND
MK46 5QP
MK46 5DB
MK46 5DH
MK46 5DA
MK46 5DD
MK46 5EL
MK46 4HN
MK46 5JR
MK46 5LE
MK46 5JB
MK46 5LD
MK46 5DN
MK46 5JJ
MK46 5JA
MK46 5JW
MK46 5FR
MK46 5JY
MK43 8AG
MK46 5LT
MK46 5QA
MK46 5JS
MK46 5ZP
MK46 5JT
MK46 5JU
MK46 5JD
MK46 5AQ
MK46 5JX
MK46 5JP
MK46 4HP
MK46 5JL
MK46 4ES
MK46 4EP
MK46 4EL
MK46 4ER
MK46 4HQ
MK46 5JN
MK46 4ET
MK46 5DW
MK46 5JG
MK46 4EZ
MK46 5JQ
MK46 4EJ
MK46 4JQ
MK46 4HB
MK46 4HE
MK43 8AT
MK46 4EY
MK46 4EU
MK43 8AR
MK46 4HW
MK43 8AN
MK46 4EG
MK46 4EX
MK46 4JD
MK43 8AS
MK46 4HA
MK46 4JF
MK43 8AF
MK46 4JE
MK46 4HG
MK46 5AN
MK46 5AJ
MK46 5JH
MK46 4HF
MK46 4HU
MK46 4HY
MK46 5AW
MK46 5AL
MK46 4JG
MK46 5AP
MK43 8AH
MK16 9ET
MK46 5AG
MK43 8AL
MK43 8AJ
MK43 8AP
MK46 5NT
MK46 5AT
MK46 5AR
MK16 9EU
MK46 4HX
MK46 5AS
MK46 5AX
MK46 5FX
MK46 4HS
MK46 5AU
MK46 4HR
MK46 4HT
MK43 8AU

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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