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

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

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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