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 Oxfordshire

Childrey
Shepherd's Green
Kirtlington
Southcombe
Britwell Salome
Dean
Gozzard's Ford
East Lockinge
Sydenham
Preston Crowmarsh
Forest Hill
Harpsden
Catslip
Crowmarsh Gifford
Oxford Spires Park
Delly End
Kidlington
Ardley
Freeland
Finstock
Denchworth
Blewbury
Compton Beauchamp
Collins End
Great Haseley
Shipton-on-Cherwell
Horley
East Hagbourne
Cuxham
Whitchurch-on-Thames
Kingwood Common
Thame
Sarsden
Goring
Warborough
Kingston Bagpuize
Whiteoak Green
Drayton St Leonard
Goring Heath
Crawley
Begbroke
Shillingford
Swerford
Path Hill
Stanton Harcourt
Nettlebed
Knighton
Radley
Lower Bourton
Reading
Hinton Waldrist
Chesterton
Little Wittenham
Pusey
Shrivenham
Carswell Marsh
Lower Highmoor
Ewelme
Kitebrook
Newbridge
Hardwick
Towersey
Longcot
Kingstone Winslow
Baulking
Godington
Stanford in the Vale
Charlton-on-Otmoor
Great Rollright
Hempton
Witney
Black Bourton
Albury
Woodway
Poffley End
Chilton
Thrupp
Middleton Stoney
Bladon
Dorchester
Crowell Hill
Charney Bassett
Mackney
Crowsley
Stoke Row
New Yatt
Salford
Kencot
Coleshill
Bunkers Hill
Kingston Blount
Bainton
Blackthorn
Chilson
East Hanney
Woodstock
Fordwells
North Aston
Faringdon
Chimney
Shenington
East End
Lew
Brightwell-cum-Sotwell
Waterperry
Upper Heyford
Hampton Poyle
Hailey
Middle Aston
West Hendred
Oddington
Longworth
Charlbury
Sonning Eye
South Stoke
Woodcote
Elsfield
Broughton Poggs
Epwell
Harpsden Bottom
South Weston
Asthall Leigh
Berinsfield
Hanwell
Binfield Heath
Northmoor
Ascott-under-Wychwood
Caversham
Noke
Curbridge
Bourton
Hempton Wainhill
South Newington
Merton
Garsington
Moulsford
Easington
Adderbury
Upton
Over Norton
Signet
Heythrop
West Lockinge
Ducklington
Nuney Green
Toot Baldon
Benson
Ledwell
Deddington
Stratton Audley
Sparsholt
Islip
Wroxton
Sandford St Martin
Sunningwell
Weald
Tackley
Buckland
Kennington
Checkendon
Tubney
Henwood
Stoke Lyne
Caversfield
Woodeaton
Wigginton
Boars Hill
Bradwell Grove
Shippon
Westwell
Chalgrove
Sutton Courtenay
North Newington
Little Compton
Hook Norton
Launton
Banbury
Broadwell
Little Haseley
Wolvercote
Clifton
Hornton
Uffington
Holwell
Buckland Marsh
Kingston Stert
Juniper Hill
Binsey
Baldon Row
Oxford
Cray's Pond
Cumnor
Broughton
South Moreton
Tusmore
Hatford
Exlade Street
Bix
Appleford-on-Thames
Mixbury
Barford St John
Horton-cum-Studley
Yarnton
Old Chalford
Caulcott
Didcot
Wheatley
Ambrosden
Worsham
Fifield
Baynard's Green
Nuffield
Pishill
Bessels Leigh
Swalcliffe
Churchill
Cornwell
Great Coxwell
Marsh Baldon
Wantage
Milton Common
Lower Assendon
Westcot
Bampton
Emmington
Cassington
Cookley Green
Russell's Water
Carterton
Fritwell
Kingston Lisle
Little Heath
North Stoke
Rokemarsh
Greys Green
Chiselhampton
Beckley
Souldern
Garford
Tadmarton
Chinnor
Chawley
Cropredy
Woolstone
Littlestead Green
Westcott Barton
Henley-on-Thames
Somerton
Nether Worton
Newton Purcell
Alkerton
Middle Assendon
Hook End
Clare
Mongewell
Cuddesdon
Milcombe
Shorthampton
Great Tew
Play Hatch
Bayworth
Piddington
Filchampstead
Buscot Wick
Sprig's Alley
Great Milton
Sandford-on-Thames
Shutford
West End
Worton
Wilcote
Little Coxwell
Kidmore End
Foscot
Rousham
Enstone
Cholsey
Chastleton
Little Bourton
West Hagbourne
Nuneham Courtenay
North Moreton
Alvescot
Eaton Hastings
Long Wittenham
Twyford
Holton
Stadhampton
West Challow
Chazey Heath
Yelford
Clifton Hampden
Glympton
Upperton
Ramsden
Over Worton
Grove
Eaton
Church Hanborough
Asthall
Bletchingdon
Crowell
Upper Wardington
Aston Tirrold
Newington
East Challow
Horspath
Wallingford
Stonor
Little Faringdon
Rowstock
Burdrop
Lower Tadmarton
Mapledurham
Buscot
Fringford
Gallowstree Common
Pishill Bank
Berrick Salome
Stonesfield
Appleton
Bicester
Chalkhouse Green
Bodicote
Little Tew
Clattercote
Brize Norton
Pishill Bottom
Fawler
Duns Tew
Minster Lovell
Sibford Gower
Cleveley
Langford
Combe
Aston
Maidensgrove
Pangbourne
North Leigh
Trench Green
Crocker End
Kelmscott
Idstone
Satwell
Rotherfield Peppard
Cothill
Denton
The Green
Lower Radley
Kiddington
Abingdon-on-Thames
Taynton
Culham
Shirburn
Coscote
Fernham
Kingham
Moreton
Frilford
Little Milton
Upper Milton
Rotherfield Greys
Overy
Tiddington
Fulbrook
Lower Shiplake
Cane End
Letcombe Regis
Eynsham
Whitchurch Hill
South Hinksey
Wytham
Enslow
High Cogges
Bould
Williamscot
Roke
Aston Upthorpe
Ashbury
Dane Hill
Shilton
Gagingwell
Radcot
Radford
Lewknor
Fewcott
Great Bourton
Finmere
Burford
Tetsworth
Shiplake
Lyneham
Filkins
Milton-under-Wychwood
Waterstock
Sonning
Little Chesterton
Barford St Michael
West Ginge
Adwell
Mollington
Weston-on-the-Green
Cote
Dry Sandford
Sutton
Claydon
Ardington
Harwell
Stoke Talmage
Taston
Milton
Highmoor
Woodleys
Stanton St John
Cottisford
Letcombe Bassett
Barnard Gate
Brookhampton
East Ginge
Steventon
Wardington
Park Corner
Lower Heyford
Sonning Common
Field Assarts
Milton Hill
Frilford Heath
Burcot
Wootton
Shifford
Lower Arncott
South Leigh
Farmoor
Watlington
Murcott
Marcham
Peppard Hill
Milton Heights
Nethercote
Fencott
Drayton
Heathfield Village
Bradwell
East Hendred
Lidstone
Littleworth
Shellingford
Middle Barton
Long Hanborough
Henton
Balscote
Watchfield
Chipping Norton
Over Kiddington
Christmas Common
Pyrton
Gosford
Steeple Aston
Wendlebury
West Hanney
Swinford
Lyford
Bucknell
Bloxham
Hethe
Lodge Hill
Ipsden
Sibford Ferris
Little Rollright
Steeple Barton
Upper Arncott
Idbury
Swinbrook
Brighthampton
Spelsbury
Highmoor Cross
Brightwell Baldwin
Postcombe
Chadlington
Wigginton Heath
Fulwell
Grafton
Standlake
Aston Rowant
Goosey
Shiplake Row

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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