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

BS12 3BG
BS35 4BG
BS12 3BQ
BS35 4BQ
BS12 3BF
BS12 3BD
BS12 3AZ
BS35 4AZ
BS12 3BE
BS35 4BE
BS35 4BD
BS12 3BA
BS35 4BA
BS35 4BB
BS35 4AY
BS12 3AY
BS12 3BB
BS35 4AU
BS12 3AR
BS35 4AR
BS12 3AU
BS35 4AX
BS12 3AX
BS35 4BH
BS35 4BF
BS35 4BJ
BS12 3BJ
BS12 3BH
BS35 4BL
BS35 4AT
BS12 3AT
BS35 4HD
BS12 3HD
BS12 3AP
BS35 4AP
BS35 4HG
BS12 3HG
BS35 4HW
BS35 4HE
BS12 3HE
BS35 4HH
BS12 3HH
BS12 3HW
BS35 4HF
BS12 3HF
BS12 3AW
BS35 4AW
BS35 4HB
NP16 7HH
BS12 3HB
NP16 7HR
NP16 7HS
BS12 3HQ
BS12 3AJ
BS35 4AJ
NP16 7HP
BS12 3AL
BS12 3DH
BS35 4AN
BS35 4YA
BS35 4YE
BS35 4DH
BS35 4HQ
BS12 3BL
BS12 3BN
BS12 3AS
BS35 4AS
NP16 7HL
BS35 4HP
BS12 3HP
BS35 4HA
BS12 3HA
BS35 4HJ
BS35 4LY
NP16 7HJ
BS35 4NG
BS12 3HJ
BS35 4EP
BS12 3EP
BS12 3LY
BS35 4NF
BS35 4NB
BS12 3NF
BS12 3NB
BS35 4NA
BS12 3NA
BS12 3NG
BS12 3LZ
BS12 3ND
BS35 4ND
BS35 4LX
BS12 3LX
BS35 4NE
BS12 3NE
BS35 4LZ
BS35 4HL
BS12 1NR
BS35 1NR
BS35 4AL
BS35 4AE
BS12 3AE
BS12 3DQ
BS35 4DQ
BS12 3DF
BS35 4HN
BS12 3HN
BS12 3DE
BS12 3AF
BS35 4AF
BS12 3AD
BS35 4AD
BS35 4DE
BS35 4AB
BS12 3AB
BS35 1NS
BS12 1NS
NP16 7YG
BS12 3HL
BS12 3HR
BS35 4AG
BS12 1NP
BS12 3AG
BS12 3LU
BS35 4LU
BS35 4EW
BS12 3EW
BS35 1NP
BS35 1NW
BS12 1NW
BS12 1NX
BS35 4LT
BS12 3LT
BS35 4LP
BS12 3LP
BS12 3JE
BS35 4JE
BS35 4JF
BS35 4LW
BS12 3LW
BS35 4LN
BS12 3LN
BS12 3JF
BS12 3DG
BS35 4DG
BS35 4DU
BS35 4LE
BS12 3LE
BS12 3LL
BS35 4LL
BS12 3DU
BS35 4YD
BS35 4ZR
BS35 4ZS
BS35 4ZT
BS35 4UZ
BS12 3JA
BS35 4JA
BS35 4ZU
BS35 5YA
BS35 4ZW
BS35 4ZQ
BS35 4XZ
BS35 4YG
BS35 4YJ
BS35 4ZJ
BS35 4YH
BS35 4YB
BS35 4YF
BS35 4WU
BS35 4WY
BS35 4WZ
BS35 4WW
BS35 4WX
BS35 4WB
BS35 4BN
BS12 3JQ
BS12 3JL
BS35 4JL
BS12 3BZ
BS35 4BZ
BS12 1NN
BS12 3LF
BS12 3JB
BS35 4LF
BS12 3LQ
BS12 1NU
BS12 3JN
BS35 4JN
BS35 4LQ
BS12 3AA
BS35 4AA
BS35 4JB
BS12 3DA
BS12 3LD
BS35 4DA
NP16 7RG
BS35 4JG
BS12 3JG
BS35 4LR
BS12 3LR
BS12 3BY
BS12 3HZ
BS35 4BY
BS35 4JQ
BS12 3DD
BS35 4HZ
BS35 4DD
BS12 3DW
BS35 1NN
NP16 7RH
NP16 7WA
BS12 3DB
BS35 4DB
BS35 4LG
BS12 3LG
BS35 4LS
BS12 3LS
BS35 1NT
BS12 3EN
BS12 3LH
BS35 4LH
BS35 4BX
BS12 3BX
BS35 4DW
BS35 4EN
BS35 4LJ
BS12 3LJ
BS12 3EL
BS35 4JD
BS12 3JD
BS12 1NT
BS12 3DP
BS32 4LR
BS35 4BS
BS12 3BS
BS35 4DP
BS35 4QF
NP16 7RE
BS35 4XN
BS35 4XQ
BS35 4WG
BS35 4WA
BS12 3QF
BS12 3DR
BS35 4DR
BS12 4LR
NP16 7RD
BS12 3DS
BS35 4DS
BS35 4AH
BS12 3AH
BS32 4LP
BS12 4LP
BS35 4DL
BS12 3DL
NP16 7RB
BS35 4BW
NP16 7QZ
BS35 4DT
BS12 3DT
BS35 4EJ
BS12 3EJ
BS12 3DX
BS12 3NQ
BS12 3JJ
BS35 4JJ
NP16 7HG
BS35 4AQ
BS35 4NQ
BS12 3AQ
NP16 7RA
BS35 4BT
BS12 3BT
BS35 4DX
BS12 3BU
BS35 4BU
BS35 1NU
BS12 3EA
BS35 4EA
NP16 6UP
BS12 3DN
BS35 4DN
BS35 4BP
BS12 3BP
BS35 4DY
BS12 3DY
BS12 3NH
BS35 4EB
BS12 3EB
BS35 4PA
BS12 3PA
BS35 4NH
BS12 3ED
NP16 5GF
BS35 4ED
BS12 3EG
BS35 4EG
NP16 5FA
BS12 3EE
BS12 4LS
BS32 4LS
BS35 4EE
NP16 6UN
BS35 1NL
BS12 3DZ
BS12 1NL
BS35 4DZ
NP16 5GE
BS12 3EQ
NP16 5GH
BS12 3EF
BS35 4EF
BS35 4EQ
BS35 4JX
BS12 4LH
NP16 7HQ
NP16 5SW
NP16 5SS
BS12 3PF
BS35 4PF
NP16 5GB
NP16 7FE
NP16 5SR
BS12 3JW
BS35 4JW
BS32 4LW
BS12 4LW
BS32 4LH
BS12 3JH
BS35 4JH
NP16 5SZ
NP16 5ST
NP16 5SQ
NP16 5SY
NP16 5TA
BS12 3JX
NP16 5SX
BS12 3NR
BS35 4NR
BS35 4PD
BS12 3PD
BS12 3NJ
NP16 5TQ
BS35 4NL
NP16 5TB
BS35 4NJ
NP16 7HE
BS12 3NL
BS35 4NN
BS12 3PB
NP16 5TY
NP16 5TH
BS35 4PB
BS12 3EH
NP16 5UH
NP16 5SU
BS35 4EH
NP16 5TD
BS32 4PE
BS35 4PE
BS12 3PE
NP16 5TL
BS12 3NN
BS12 3PG
NP16 6UD
BS35 4NP
BS35 4PG
NP16 5TE
NP16 6HT
BS12 3JY
BS35 4JY
NP16 5TJ
NP16 5RW
NP16 7HF
NP16 5RZ
NP16 5RY
NP16 5SH
BS35 4PW
BS32 4LN
BS12 4LN
NP16 5RU
BS12 3PW
NP16 5RX
NP16 5SP
NP16 5TF
BS35 4NT
BS12 4PG
BS32 4PG
NP16 5TG
BS12 4PD
BS12 4LL
BS32 4LL
BS32 4PF
BS12 3JS
NP16 5NR
BS35 4NS
BS32 4LQ
BS35 4BR
BS32 4PD
NP16 5TR
BS12 4LQ
BS35 4PH
BS35 4QE
BS12 3QE
NP16 5NW
BS12 3JP
BS12 3PH
BS35 4JP
NP16 5NT
BS35 4QD
NP16 5QF
BS35 4PQ
BS12 3PQ
NP16 5NY
NP16 5TS
BS12 3QD
BS35 4QA
NP16 5NP
BS32 4LT
BS12 4LT
BS12 3QA
BS35 4PJ
BS12 3PJ
BS12 4PQ
BS32 4PQ
BS35 4PL
BS12 4LJ
BS32 4LJ
BS12 3PZ
BS35 4PZ
BS32 4NW
BS35 4PY
BS12 3PY
BS12 4NW
BS12 3PL
NP16 5RT
BS35 4JS
NP16 5NX
NP16 5TT
BS12 3PT
BS35 4PT
BS12 3JR
BS35 4JR
NP16 5TP
NP16 5NN
BS32 4PA
BS12 4PA
BS12 4LG
BS32 4LG
BS12 3PP
BS12 4NP
BS32 4NP
BS32 4NN
BS12 4NN
BS35 4PS
BS12 3PS
NP16 5QP
NP16 7HB
NP16 5TU
BS35 4QB
BS12 3QB
NP16 5NL
BS35 4PP
BS12 3PN
BS32 4NJ
BS12 4NJ
BS12 3QZ
BS12 4PF
BS32 4NR
BS12 4NR
NP16 7HD
NP16 5QS
BS32 4PB
BS12 4PB
NP16 5NS
NP16 5RS
NP16 5NG
BS35 1QH
NP16 5NQ
BS12 1QH
BS12 3GG
BS32 4NS
NP16 5NJ
BS35 4PN
NP16 5QL
NP16 5RP
BS35 4PU
NP16 5QR
BS12 3PU
NP16 5QQ
NP16 5NH
BS12 4NS
NP16 5QN
BS32 4LF
BS12 4LF
NP16 5UD
BS32 4LE
NP16 6JB
NP16 6JA
BS35 4PX
BS12 3PX
BS12 4NT
NP16 7EY
BS32 4NT
BS12 2JY
NP16 5QJ
NP16 5AS
BS32 4NY
BS12 4NY
NP16 7EX
BS12 3PR
NP16 5AR
NP16 5RQ
NP16 5QW
BS35 4PR
BS12 4LE
BS35 3JY
NP16 5QH
BS35 1QJ
NP16 5RR
BS12 1QJ
NP16 5AD
NP16 5RN
BS35 1QQ
NP16 5QG
NP16 5QT
BS12 4NX
BS32 4NX
BS32 4PH
BS12 4PH
NP16 5AA

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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