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 Surrey

Skimmington
Sandhills
Elm Corner
East Clandon
Frimley
Beacon Hill
Littleton
Holmbury St Mary
Woldingham
Charleshill
Pains-Hill
Peasmarsh
Thorncombe Street
Lower Kingswood
Godstone
South Nutfield
Ewhurst
East Molesey
Ottershaw
Little Bookham
Merle Common
Merstham
Donkey Town
Mytchett
Sandy Cross
Alfold Crossways
Highstreet Green
Wotton
Whiteley Village
Haxted
Brooklands
Peper Harow
Ripley
South Holmwood
Flexford
Hog Hatch
Tilford Reeds
Tadworth
Virginia Water
Ellen's Green
Green Cross
Whitmoor Bottom
Beare Green
Horne
Ridgebridge Hill
Lingfield
Ranmore Common
Strood Green
Gomshall
Hookwood
Guildford
Stroude
Walton-on-Thames
Redhill
Chobham
Stoneleigh
Langley Vale
Bramley
Blackbrook
Bishopsgate
Rudgwick
Pitch Place
Sutton Abinger
Chertsey Meads
Deepcut
Oxted
Lower Eashing
Farleigh
Loxhill
Pyrford
Waterloo
Wormley
Headley
Hinchley Wood
Stoke D'Abernon
Shortfield Common
Chiddingfold
Staines-upon-Thames
Broadford
Lightwater
Oxshott
Warlingham
Millbridge
Woodham
Elstead
Milford
Jacobs Well
South Godstone
Hambledon
Logmore Green
Runnymede
Limpsfield
Windlesham
Tilford
Puttenham
Normandy
Grafham
Wyke
Banstead
Tilford Common
Copthorne
Leatherhead
Brook
Peaslake
Shipley Bridge
Dawesgreen
Egham Wick
Rushmoor
Fickleshole
Stroud Common
Norney
Spreakley
Abinger Hammer
Long Ditton
New Haw
Lyne
Hillingdon
Hurlands
West Clandon
Downside
Coulsdon
Seale
Mousehill
Polesden Lacey
Badshot Lea
Burstow
Frensham
Farnham
Chertsey
Reigate
Westhumble
Wood Street Village
Hascombe
Effingham
Gatton
Capel
Rowledge
Thorpe
Busbridge
Nutfield
Dunsfold
Castle Green
Penny Pot
Crowhurst
Farley Green
Alfold
Upper Eashing
Lucas Green
Send
Shackleford
St George's Hill
Ewhurst Green
Bowlhead Green
Hydestile
Elmbridge Village
Brockham
Worcester Park
Hersham
Ash Green
Camberley
Abinger Bottom
The Chart
Keeper's Corner
Burntcommon
Sutton Green
Great Enton
Wonersh
Nork
Sheerwater
Epsom Downs
Weybourne
Crosswater
Byfleet
Horley
Coldharbour
Titsey
Ash Vale
Biggin Hill
Woldingham Garden Village
Stanwell
Friday Street
Tyler's Green
Cobham
Egham
Hindhead
Holmwood Corner
West Byfleet
Whitewood
Salfords
Hale
Moorhouse Bank
Hooley
Bramshott Chase
Wrecclesham
Littleton Common
Wisley
Row Town
Whitmoor Vale
Stonehill
Wentworth
Hounslow
Fetcham
Charlwood
Stanwell Moor
Cudworth
Willey Green
Newdigate
Kingston upon Thames
Blindley Heath
Dorking
Tongham
The Sands
Forest Green
Great Bookham
Irons Bottom
Chipstead
Church Town
Whyteleafe
Nutcombe
Nalderswood
North Looe
Penton Hook
Bisley
Albury
Woking
Stanford Common
Pyle Hill
Farncombe
Tatsfield
Cranleigh
Shellwood Cross
Ashford Common
Witley
Godalming
SUNBURY
Martyr's Green
Mugswell
Mimbridge
Cramhurst
Newchapel
Burwood Park
Albury Heath
Domewood
Upper Hale
Ockham
Laleham
Dormans Park
Ansteadbrook
Munstead Heath
Thorpe Green
May's Green
Kingswood
Thames Ditton
Isle of Wight
Dormansland
Send Marsh
Weybridge
Bunce Common
East Horsley
Desborough Island
Chilworth
New England
Chelsham
Okewood Hill
Woodmansterne
Dippenhall
Pirbright
Buckland
Tandridge
Lingfield Common
Netherne On-The-Hill
Abinger Common
Rowly
Worplesdon
Blackheath
Sidlow
Pitland Street
Broadmoor
East Grinstead
Hoe
Durfold Wood
Henley Park
Broomhall
Haslemere
Chaldon
Palmers Cross
Shepperton
Upper Halliford
Outwood
Walliswood
Compton
Ashtead
Gatwick
Brewer Street
Hurtmore
Mogador
Tuesley
Batt's Corner
West Molesey
Pyrford Village
Claygate
Epsom
Grayswood
Churt
Shepperton Green
Norwood Hill
West End
Boundstone
Dogkennel Green
Crowhurst Lane End
Wanborough
Anglefield Corner
Binscombe
East Shalford
Hatchford End
Felbridge
Walton on the Hill
Brookwood
Pachesham Park
Thursley
Shortheath
Ramsnest Common
Furnace Wood
Esher
Runfold
Farnborough
Sutton
Mickleham
Pyrford Green
Mayes Green
Little London
Caterham
Shere
Betchworth
Richmond upon Thames
Addlestone
Smallfield
Great Burgh
West Bedfont
Longcross
Brick Hill
Heath End
Leigh
Shalford
Paynes Green
West Horsley
Aldershot
Bagshot
South Merstham
Sunbury-on-Thames
Sheet's Heath
Weston Green
Birtley Green
Mid Holmwood
Parkgate
Charlton
Hatchford
Box Hill
Felcourt
Ockley
Ewell
Croydon
Margery
Ashford
Bletchingley
Trumps Green
Burgh Heath
Westcott

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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