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 South Gloucestershire

SN14 8EU
SN14 8EX
SN14 8ES
SN14 8EZ
SN14 8HN
SN14 8ER
SN14 8ET
SN14 8HW
SN14 8HB
SN14 8HA
SN14 8EY
SN14 8HY
SN14 8HD
SN14 8HE
SN14 8HG
SN14 8HQ
SN14 8LF
SN14 8HF
SN14 8HH
SN14 8JA
BS15 5SX
BS30 5SX
SN14 8HZ
SN14 8LE
SN14 8LB
BS15 5TH
BS30 5TH
SN14 8HJ
SN14 8JB
SN14 8HL
BS15 5SU
SN14 8JE
SN14 8JD
BS30 5SU
SN14 8LD
BS30 5ST
BS15 5ST
BS30 5SD
BS15 5TQ
BS30 5TQ
BS30 5SZ
BS15 5SZ
BS15 5SY
BS30 5SY
BS37 6RX
BS30 5TA
BS15 5TA
BS15 5TJ
BS30 5TJ
BS30 5SS
BS15 5SS
BS15 5TG
BS30 5TG
BS30 5TD
BS15 5TD
BS15 5TB
BS30 5TF
BS15 5TF
BS30 5TB
BS30 5TY
BS15 5SR
BS30 5SR
SN14 8HX
BS30 5SP
BS15 5TE
BS30 5TE
SN14 8JR
BS37 6EJ
BS15 5SP
BS17 6RX
BS16 9SJ
BS17 3SJ
BS30 5SW
BS15 5SW
BS30 5RU
BS15 5RU
SN14 8JS
BS30 5RT
BS17 3SQ
BS16 9SQ
BS17 6EJ
SN14 8JT
SN14 8JH
BS30 5TL
BS15 5TL
BS37 6SE
BS17 6SE
BS30 5RX
SN14 8JU
BS15 5RX
BS15 5RT
BS17 6RU
BS17 3SH
BS16 9SH
BS37 6RU
BS17 3SG
BS16 9SG
SN14 8JZ
BS37 6RY
BS16 9UB
BS17 6RY
SN14 8HU
BS17 6RZ
BS16 9SD
BS17 3SD
BS17 3SB
BS15 5TT
BS17 3TF
BS16 9TF
SN14 8JP
BS30 5TT
BS17 3SE
BS16 9SE
SN14 8JL
BS37 6RZ
BS17 3SL
BS16 9SL
BS17 3SN
BS16 9SN
BS16 9SB
BS17 3SS
BS16 9SS
SN14 8JF
BS17 3SP
BS16 9SP
BS17 3SW
BS17 3RP
BS16 9SW
BS16 9RP
BS16 9UF
BS16 9XQ
BS17 3RF
BS17 3TD
BS16 9TD
BS16 9SA
BS17 3SA
BS17 3SR
BS16 9SR
BS16 9RZ
BS17 3TB
BS16 9TB
BS15 5RY
BS17 3RZ
BS15 5TS
BS30 5TS
BS30 5RY
BS17 3RR
BS16 9RR
BS17 3RX
BS16 9RX
BS17 3RQ
BS16 9RQ
BS17 3BF
BS16 9BF
BS17 3SZ
BS16 9SZ
BS17 3RJ
BS16 9RJ
BS30 5RS
BS15 5TN
BS30 5TN
BS17 3SF
BS16 9SF
BS17 3ST
BS16 9ST
BS17 3SY
BS16 9SY
BS17 3TA
BS16 9TA
BS17 3RL
BS16 9RL
BS17 3SX
BS16 9SX
BS15 5SN
BS30 5SN
BS17 3TE
BS16 9TE
SN14 8JN
BS17 3SU
BS16 9SU
SN14 8LA
SN14 8JJ
BS17 3RN
BS16 9RN
BS16 9RF
BS16 9RH
BS17 3RH
BS17 3TG
BS15 5RZ
BS30 5RZ
BS30 5SL
BS15 5SL
BS16 9RG
BS17 3RG
BS30 5TR
SN14 8JW
BS16 9RW
BS17 3RW
SN14 8LX
SN14 8LY
BS15 5TR
BS16 9RA
BS16 9QQ
BS17 3RA
BS17 3QQ
BS17 3QH
BS17 3PX
BS16 9PX
BS16 9RE
BS17 3RE
BS30 5SJ
BS16 9PU
BS16 9RD
BS17 3RD
BS37 6SB
BS17 3PL
BS16 9PL
BS17 3PU
SN14 8LU
BS17 3RB
BS17 3QW
BS17 3QX
BS17 3QU
BS17 3QN
BS17 3QL
BS16 9RB
BS15 5RE
BS16 9QH
SN14 8BF
BS16 9PY
BS15 5SJ
BS17 3QG
BS16 9QG
BS17 3PY
BS16 9QB
BS17 3QB
BS17 3PN
SN14 8TB
BS16 9QL
BS30 5TW
BS15 5TW
SN14 8TA
BS15 5TP
BS16 9PN
BS30 5TP
SN14 8TD
SN14 8JY
BS16 9QD
BS17 3QD
BS30 5SG
SN14 7AT
SN14 8LZ
BS16 9QA
BS17 3QA
SN14 8PW
BS16 9PW
BS17 3PW
BS17 3QF
BS15 5RS
SN14 8NE
SN14 8LT
BS17 3PJ
BS16 9PJ
BS30 5SH
BS15 5SH
BS16 9QF
BS30 5TU
BS15 5TU
BS16 9QJ
SN14 8LS
BS15 5QS
BS30 5QS
BS17 3QE
BS16 9QE
BS30 5QT
BS17 3QT
BS16 9QT
BS15 5QT
SN14 8NF
BS15 5RL
SN14 8JX
SN14 8PQ
BS15 5QQ
BS30 5QG
SN14 8LN
BS15 5QG
BS37 8RH
BS17 4RH
BS17 3PP
BS16 9PP
BS30 5SA
BS30 5QQ
SN14 8AA
SN14 8ND
BS16 9PD
BS17 6SL
BS37 8RQ
BS17 4RQ
BS37 6SL
BS37 6SF
BS17 6SF
SN14 8NG
SN14 8LL
BS17 3QJ
BS30 5QU
BS15 5QU
SN14 8BB
SN14 8LW
BS16 9PS
BS17 3PS
SN14 8NA
BS30 5QX
BS15 5QX
BS37 8RR
SN14 8NQ
BS30 5QH
BS15 5QH
BS15 5QY
BS30 5PR
BS15 5PR
BS30 5QY
BS30 5PT
BS17 3PH
BS16 9PH
BS37 6SD
BS17 6SD
SN14 8NW
SN14 8NH
BS15 5PT
BS37 6SP
SN14 8LP
BS30 5PP
SN14 8LJ
BS37 6SG
BS15 5PP
BS15 5PS
BS30 5PS
BS30 5RL
SN14 8LR
BS15 5PY
BS17 6SG
BS30 5PY
BS30 5QR
BS30 5RE
BS15 5QR
SN14 8JG
BS30 5PU
BS15 5PU
SN14 8NB
BS30 5PX
BS15 5PX
SN14 8NN
BS15 5QP
BS30 5QP
BS17 4RG
BS30 5RN
BS15 5RN
BS15 5QJ
SN14 8HS
BS30 5QJ
SN14 8RB
SN14 8SR
BS15 5QB
BS15 5QW
BS30 5QW
SN14 8NJ
BS15 5QA
BS30 5QA
BS37 8RG
SN14 8NP
BS30 5PW
BS15 5PW
SN14 8NL
BS15 5RG
BS30 5RG
SN14 8PG
BS30 5PN
BS30 5PH
BS15 5PN
SN14 8JQ
BS15 5PJ
BS30 5PJ
BS15 5PH
BS15 5QL
BS30 5QL
SN14 8NR
BS30 5PL
BS15 5PL
SN14 8NS
SN14 8PF
SN14 8NZ
SN14 8AD
BS15 5PQ
BS30 5PQ
BS30 5NF
BS15 5NF
SN14 8AB
SN14 8NT
BS30 5QN
BS37 8RE
BS15 5QN
BS17 4RE
BS30 5PG
BS15 5PG
BS30 5PF
BS15 5PF
BS17 6SB
BS37 8RJ
BS30 5TX
BS17 4RJ
SN14 8NU
SN14 8RA
BS17 3LT
BS16 9LT
BS30 5RF
BS15 5RF
BS17 4RF
BS37 8RF
BS30 5PZ
BS15 5PZ
BS15 5TX
SN14 8PE
BS16 9PT
BS16 9RS
BS30 5PE
SN14 8PB
BS17 3PQ
BS16 9PQ
SN14 8NY
SN14 7AS
BS30 5RD
BS15 5PE
BS17 3PT

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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