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

GL12 8DS
GL12 8EB
GL12 8DU
GL12 8ED
GL12 8DT
GL12 8DR
GL12 8DA
GL12 8EA
GL12 8DE
GL12 8DD
GL12 8PT
BS35 3UH
BS12 2UH
GL12 8DP
GL12 8DZ
BS35 3UF
GL12 8PU
GL12 8DB
BS12 2UF
GL12 8HN
GL12 8DW
GL12 8QN
GL12 8DF
GL12 8PS
GL12 8PX
GL12 8BY
GL12 8DX
GL12 8BQ
GL12 8BZ
GL12 8AW
GL12 8QL
GL12 8BX
GL12 8DY
GL12 8DG
GL12 8DQ
GL12 8BU
GL12 8DH
GL12 8QH
GL12 8BW
GL12 8HT
BS12 2UE
GL12 8HU
GL12 8HR
GL12 8HS
GL12 8EE
BS12 2UG
BS35 3UG
GL12 8QW
GL12 8HW
GL12 8HP
BS35 3UB
BS12 2UB
BS35 3UE
GL12 8QQ
GL12 8BG
GL12 8PZ
GL12 8AL
GL12 8QJ
GL12 8DJ
GL12 8AH
BS35 3UD
BS12 2UD
GL12 8AE
GL12 8PY
GL12 8BS
GL12 8AG
BS35 3UA
GL12 8DN
BS12 2UA
GL12 8AF
GL12 8AP
GL12 8BH
GL12 8HL
GL12 8AQ
GL12 8BT
GL12 8BJ
GL12 8UL
GL13 9DS
GL12 8AD
GL12 8AN
BS35 3TX
GL12 8HQ
BS12 1LH
GL12 8AB
BS12 2TY
GL12 8AJ
BS35 3TY
BS12 2TZ
GL12 8HH
BS35 3TZ
BS35 1LH
BS12 2HJ
GL12 8QA
BS35 3TU
GL13 9DU
GL12 8AA
GL12 8UE
BS35 1AB
BS12 1LZ
BS35 1LZ
GL13 9DR
BS12 1LQ
BS35 1LQ
BS35 2HJ
BS35 2HH
BS12 2HH
BS35 2YF
BS12 2YF
BS12 1UD
BS35 1UD
BS35 1AD
GL12 8AR
GL13 9DX
BS35 2YL
BS12 2YL
BS35 1LX
BS12 1LX
BS35 2YE
BS12 2YE
BS35 1UH
BS12 1UH
BS12 2TX
BS12 1LY
BS35 1LY
BS35 1UE
BS12 1UE
GL12 8DL
BS12 2UJ
BS35 1UJ
BS35 2YD
BS12 2YD
BS35 1UB
BS12 1UB
BS12 1LJ
BS35 1LJ
BS12 1UJ
GL12 8UJ
BS35 1UF
BS12 1UF
BS35 1AE
BS12 1UL
BS35 1UG
BS12 1UG
BS35 1LU
BS12 1LU
BS12 2TU
BS35 1UP
BS12 1UA
BS35 1AF
GL13 9DT
GL12 8AU
BS35 2YA
BS12 2YA
GL12 8AT
GL12 8AS
GL12 8HG
BS35 1UL
BS35 1TG
BS12 1TG
BS35 2YB
BS12 2YB
BS12 2HQ
BS35 1LT
BS12 1LT
BS35 1TH
BS35 1LR
BS12 1LR
BS35 2YQ
BS35 2ZQ
BS12 2YQ
GL12 8UR
BS35 1UA
BS35 1LF
BS12 1TH
BS12 1LF
BS35 2HQ
BS35 1LG
GL12 8UU
BS12 1UW
BS12 1UP
BS12 1LG
GL12 8US
BS35 1UN
BS12 1UN
BS35 1TA
BS12 1TA
GL13 9DN
GL12 8UN
BS35 2YH
BS35 1YL
BS12 1UQ
BS35 1TF
BS12 1TF
GL12 8UT
BS35 1UQ
BS35 1LS
BS12 1LS
BS35 1TB
BS12 1TB
GL12 8QD
BS35 1AZ
BS35 2YG
BS12 2YG
GL13 9DL
BS12 1AZ
BS12 2YW
BS12 2YH
BS35 1TE
BS12 1TE
GL13 9DP
BS12 1AU
BS35 2JU
BS35 1TQ
BS12 1TQ
GL12 8UG
BS12 1AX
BS12 1LE
BS12 2TT
BS35 1TD
BS12 1TD
BS35 1LE
BS35 3TT
BS35 1AX
BS35 1LN
BS12 1LN
BS35 2YN
BS12 2YN
GL13 9DY
GL12 8UP
BS35 2HX
BS12 2HX
BS35 2HY
BS12 2HY
BS35 1AY
BS12 1AY
GL12 8UH
GL12 8AX
BS35 2LT
BS12 1BT
BS35 1AW
BS35 2LY
BS12 1BY
BS12 1JY
BS35 1JY
BS35 2YJ
BS12 2YJ
GL13 9DW
BS35 1LW
BS12 1LW
GL12 8QR
BS35 2YS
BS35 1BA
BS12 1BA
GL12 8AZ
BS35 2HG
BS12 1DY
BS35 1DY
BS35 1LP
BS12 1LP
BS35 1DT
BS12 1DT
BS35 2LX
BS12 1BX
BS12 2HG
BS12 2HB
BS12 2TS
BS35 3TS
BS12 1JT
BS35 1JT
BS35 2HB
BS35 2HF
BS12 2HF
GL12 8HJ
BS12 1DZ
BS35 1DS
BS12 1DS
BS35 1DX
BS12 1DX
BS35 1JU
BS12 1JU
BS35 2EZ
BS12 2EZ
BS35 2LS
BS12 1BS
BS35 1FW
BS35 2LU
BS12 1BU
BS35 1LL
BS12 1LL
BS12 2HP
BS35 2LP
BS12 1BP
BS12 2EX
BS35 1DZ
BS35 2EX
BS35 2HP
BS35 1JZ
BS12 1JZ
BS12 1JS
BS35 2JT
BS35 2EY
BS12 2EY
BS35 2HS
BS12 2HS
BS12 1SA
BS12 1AT
BS35 1JS
BS35 1EA
BS12 1EA
BS35 1SA
BS12 2TP
BS35 3TP
BS35 2EP
BS12 1LB
BS12 1DU
BS35 1DU
BS35 1SB
BS12 1SB
BS12 2EP
BS35 1LB
BS12 1JR
BS35 1JR
BS12 2EJ
BS35 2HR
BS12 2HR
BS12 1DR
BS35 2HT
BS35 1DR
BS12 1AS
BS12 2HT
BS35 2EJ
BS35 2JS
GL12 8UX
BS12 2XH
GL12 8WA
GL12 8WH
BS35 2LZ
BS12 1BZ
BS35 2HW
BS12 2HW
GL12 8QB
BS35 2XH
BS35 2EW
BS12 2EW
BS35 1DL
GL12 8BA
BS35 3TW
BS12 2TW
BS35 1ED
BS12 1ED
BS35 1SE
BS35 2HN
BS12 2HN
BS12 1JF
BS12 1SE
BS35 1JF
BS12 1AR
BS12 1JH
BS35 1SD
BS12 1SD
BS35 2JR
BS35 2HD
BS12 2HD
BS35 1JH
BS35 2LW
BS35 1JP
BS12 1JP
BS35 2EN
BS12 2EN
BS35 2HL
BS12 2HL
BS12 1BW
GL12 8UW
BS12 1SX
BS35 2HU
BS12 2HU
BS35 1SX
BS12 1SU
BS35 2JN
BS12 1AN
BS35 1SU
BS12 1JW
BS12 1DP
BS35 1SF
BS12 1SF
BS35 1DP
BS35 2HE
BS12 1RB
GL12 8AY
BS35 1RB
BS35 1EB
BS35 1DF
BS12 1EF
BS35 1JW
BS12 1EB
BS12 1AP
BS12 2XX
BS12 2XA
BS12 1DF
BS35 2JP
BS35 2XA
BS12 2HE
BS35 2LN
BS12 1BN
BS35 1GZ
BS35 2EL
BS12 2EL
BS35 2EU
BS12 2EU
BS35 2JL
BS12 1LD
BS12 1AL
BS35 1LD
GL12 8HF
BS35 1JN
BS12 1JN
GL12 8QP
BS12 1BH
BS35 2LH
BS35 1SG
BS12 1SG
GL12 8UQ
BS35 1SS
BS12 1SS
BS35 1JQ
BS35 2ET
BS12 2ET
BS12 1SQ
BS35 1NX
BS12 2XB
BS35 2XB
BS35 2ED
BS12 2ED
BS35 1SQ
BS12 1JQ
BS35 2DU
BS12 2DU
BS35 2XD
BS12 2XD
GL13 9LA
BS12 1BJ
BS35 2LJ
BS35 2DY
BS12 2DY
BS35 2XE
BS12 2XE
BS35 1JJ
BS12 1JJ
BS12 1AW
BS35 1RA
BS12 1RA
BS35 2JW
BS12 2XF
BS12 1AJ
BS35 2JJ
BS12 1ST
BS35 2DT
BS12 2DT
BS35 1ST
BS35 2ER
BS35 2XF
BS12 1SJ
BS12 1SL
BS12 1DN
BS12 2ER
BS35 1SH
BS12 1SH
BS35 1DN
BS35 2PQ
BS35 1SL
BS35 1SJ
BS12 1AH
BS35 2JH
BS35 2NP
BS12 2NP
GL12 8BB
BS35 2YR
BS35 2LD
BS35 2FB
BS12 2NU
BS12 2QE
BS12 2XY
BS12 2JD
BS12 1EQ
BS12 2BZ
BS35 2RP
BS35 2LE
BS12 2RP
BS12 2LE
BS12 1DW
BS35 1DW
BS12 2ES
BS12 1BL
BS35 2ES
BS35 2LL
GL12 8QE
BS12 1JG
BS35 1BE
BS35 2JG
BS35 1JL
BS12 1JL
BS35 1EG
BS12 2PQ
BS35 2DS
BS12 2DS
BS35 1JG
BS35 2FQ
GL13 9JZ
BS35 1SR
BS12 1SR
BS35 2EF
BS12 2EF
BS35 2XG
BS12 2XG
BS35 1SN
BS12 1SN
BS35 2DP
BS12 2DP
BS12 1AG
BS35 1JA
BS12 1JA
BS35 1SP
BS12 1SP
BS35 2EH
BS35 2DW
BS12 2DW
BS12 2EH
BS35 1JB
BS12 1JB
BS12 1BE
GL13 9LE
GL13 9DJ
BS35 2DR
BS12 1AF
BS35 1HZ
BS12 1HZ
BS35 2LQ
BS12 1BQ
BS12 1EX
BS35 1EX
BS12 2DR
BS35 1HU
BS12 1HU
BS35 2NR
BS12 2NR
BS35 2JQ
BS12 1AQ
BS35 2DL
BS35 2JF
BS35 1DD
BS12 1SW
BS35 1SW
BS35 2PX
BS12 1DD
GL12 8QF
BS35 2DE
BS12 2DE
BS12 1HY
BS35 1HY
BS35 1YD
BS35 1YA
GL13 9LF
BS35 1HS
BS12 1HS
BS12 2DL
BS12 1EU
BS35 1EU
BS35 2HZ
BS12 2PX
BS35 1JE
BS12 1JE
BS35 2DN
BS12 2DN
BS35 1LA
BS35 1JD
BS12 1JD
BS35 1HX
BS12 1HX
BS35 2DD
BS12 2DD
BS35 2DH
BS12 2DH
BS12 1DJ
BS35 1YB
BS35 1SY
BS12 1SY
BS35 1EF
BS12 1JX
BS12 1NZ
BS12 1LA
BS12 1DB
BS12 1DL
BS12 1EE
BS12 1BF
BS12 1DA
BS12 1BD
BS12 1BB
BS12 1BG
BS12 1ET
BS35 1ET
BS35 2LG
BS35 1DJ
BS35 1EJ
BS12 2TN
BS35 3TN
GL12 8EG
BS12 1EJ
BS35 2DQ
BS12 2DQ
BS35 1ES
BS12 1ES
BS35 2DX
BS12 2DX
GL12 8HE
BS12 1AE
BS35 2JE
BS35 2EQ
BS12 2EQ
BS12 1HT
BS35 1HT
BS35 2DB
BS12 2DB
BS35 2DJ
BS12 2DJ
BS12 1EP
BS35 1EP
GL13 9DZ
GL13 9LL
BS35 2SS
BS12 2SS
BS12 2NT
BS35 2NW
BS12 1AA
BS12 2TR
BS35 2JB
BS12 1AB
BS35 2EB
BS35 2DG
GL13 9LR
BS12 2DG
GL12 8LG
BS35 2NT
BS35 3TR
BS35 2EG
BS12 2EB
BS35 2JA
BS35 2DA
BS12 2DA
BS35 2JD
BS12 1AD
BS35 1DQ
BS12 1DQ
BS35 2EA
BS12 2EA
BS35 2DF
BS12 2DF
BS35 2AY
BS12 2AY
BS35 1HR
BS12 1HR
BS12 1ER
BS12 2BX
BS35 2BX
GL12 8LQ
GL13 9JY
BS35 1ER
BS12 2EG
BS35 2DZ
BS12 2DZ
BS35 1EL
BS12 1EL
BS35 2AX
BS12 2AX
BS12 2BU
BS35 2BU
BS35 2NZ
BS35 2HA
BS12 2HA
BS12 1DG
BS12 2NZ
BS35 2FH
BS35 2JX
BS35 1DG
BS35 1DE
BS12 1DE
GL13 9LB
BS35 2FG
BS12 1DH
BS35 1DH
BS12 1EY
BS35 2BB
BS12 2BB
GL13 9LT
BS35 2AU
BS12 2AU
GL13 9LD
BS35 2BP
BS12 2BP
BS12 2RZ
BS12 2BT
BS35 2BT
BS35 2NY
BS12 2NY
BS12 1HW
BS35 1HL
BS12 1HL
BS35 2AD
BS12 2QA
BS35 2AF
BS12 2AF
BS12 2AD
BS35 2AZ
BS12 2AZ
GL13 9LS
BS12 2AB
BS35 2BE
BS12 2BE
BS35 2BD
BS12 2BD
BS35 2AG
BS12 2AG
BS35 2BW
BS12 2BW
BS35 1EN
BS12 1EN
BS35 1HN
BS12 1HN
BS35 2AB
BS35 1HW
BS35 2FP
BS35 1HD
BS12 1HD
BS12 2BA
BS35 2AA
BS35 1EW
BS12 1EW
BS35 2AE
BS35 2BH
BS12 2BH
BS12 2AA
BS35 1HB
BS35 1FB
BS12 1HB
BS12 2AE
GL12 8HD
BS35 2BF
BS35 2BG
BS12 2BG
BS12 1HA
BS35 2FJ
GL12 8HB
BS12 2LB
GL12 8LH
BS35 1HA
BS35 2BA
BS35 2LB
BS35 2FN
BS12 2AQ
BS12 2UT
BS35 3UT
BS35 2BN
BS35 9AT
BS35 3WZ
BS35 3WY
BS35 1ZL
BS35 1BD
BS35 3WX
BS35 3WW
BS35 9BA
BS35 3WA
BS35 3WU
BS35 3PZ
BS35 2ZX
BS35 9BD
BS35 1DB
BS35 3EE
BS35 3PY
BS35 1XN
BS35 2ZJ
BS35 1NZ
BS35 2YW
BS35 2YP
BS35 2YT
BS35 9AL
BS35 2XR
BS35 2XY
BS35 9AU
BS35 2WZ
BS35 2WQ
BS35 2WY
BS35 2RX
BS35 2UQ
BS35 2FF
BS35 1YG
BS35 2FE
BS35 2BZ
BS35 9AJ
BS35 1ZQ
BS35 1ZN
BS35 1YH
BS35 1ZH
BS35 1EQ
BS35 1WA
BS35 1WZ
BS35 1WY
BS35 1ZJ
BS35 1JX
BS35 1EE
BS35 1DA
BS35 1BB
BS35 3YQ
BS12 2UY
BS35 9AS
BS35 4WD
BS35 9AN
BS35 3ZJ
BS35 1XQ
BS35 9AE
BS35 9AB
BS35 3FB
BS35 1YF
BS35 1YE
BS35 9DB
BS35 9DA
BS35 9BX
BS35 9BY
BS35 9BW
BS35 9BU
BS35 9BR
BS35 9BQ
BS35 9BP
BS35 9BL
BS35 9BN
BS35 9BJ
BS35 9BH
BS35 9BF
BS35 9AR
BS35 9AP
BS35 9AQ
BS35 9AG
BS35 9AD
BS35 9AA
BS35 4ZP
BS35 4ZN
BS35 4YP
BS35 4YN
BS35 4YL
BS35 4WF
BS35 4WE
BS35 3ZX
BS35 3ZR
BS35 1XZ
BS35 3ZN
BS35 2EE
BS35 3XN
BS35 3YF
BS35 3YL
BS35 1HJ
BS12 1HJ
BS35 9BE
BS35 2XZ
BS35 2XQ
BS35 2WX
BS35 2QE
BS35 2NU
BS35 2FD
BS35 1YJ
BS35 1BF
BS35 9AH
BS35 9AF
BS35 1ZW
BS35 9DF
BS35 9DE
BS35 9DD
BS35 3UY
BS35 9BZ
BS35 9BT
BS35 9BG
BS35 3ZQ
BS12 2BN
BS12 2AR
BS35 2AR
BS35 1EH
BS35 9TX
BS35 9TU
BS35 9TT
BS35 9TS
BS35 9TR
BS35 9TJ
BS35 9TF
BS35 9TE
BS35 9TD
BS35 9TB
BS35 9TA
BS35 9SY
BS35 9SX
BS35 9SW
BS35 9ST
BS35 9SS
BS35 9SQ
BS35 9SP
BS35 9SN
BS35 9SG
BS35 9SH
BS35 9SE
BS35 9SB
BS35 9SD
BS35 9SA
BS12 1HF
BS35 9SR
BS35 9TH
BS35 9TW
BS35 9TN
BS35 9SL
BS35 9TG
BS12 1EH
BS35 9SF
BS35 9TL
BS35 9TQ
BS35 9SJ
BS35 9SZ
BS35 9SU
BS35 9TP
BS35 2AQ
BS12 2UL
BS35 3UL
BS12 2BS
GL13 9JX
BS35 2AS
BS12 2AS
BS35 2BL
BS12 2BL
BS12 2UW
BS12 1HE
BS35 1HE
BS35 2AT
BS12 2AT
BS12 1HP
BS35 1HP
BS35 3UW
BS35 2AH
BS35 1HF
BS35 2BJ
BS35 2AJ
BS12 2AJ
BS12 2AH
BS35 1HG
BS35 2AP
BS12 2AP
BS35 2BS
BS12 2XN
BS35 2XN
BS35 2BQ
BS12 2BQ
BS12 1RD
BS35 1RD
BS35 3UU
BS35 2FL
BS12 2BJ
BS35 2AL
BS12 2AL
BS12 1HH
BS35 1HH
BS12 1HG
BS12 2AN
BS35 2AN
BS12 2AW
BS12 2BY
BS35 2BY
BS35 2AW
BS35 3UP
BS12 2UP
GL12 8HX
BS12 2UZ
BS35 3US
BS12 2XP
BS35 1EZ
BS12 1EZ
BS35 1HQ
BS12 2US
BS12 1HQ
GL12 8LJ
BS12 2UR
BS35 3UR
BS12 2UX
GL12 8QG
GL13 9JU
GL12 8TP
GL12 8HY
BS35 3JA
GL12 8NF
BS12 2JA
GL12 8HA
GL12 8YH
GL12 8YW
GL12 8YY
GL12 8YG
GL12 8YP
BS12 2UU
BS35 3HY
GL12 8BE
GL12 8TW
GL13 9JT
GL12 8TL
GL13 9JR
GL13 9JP
GL13 9JS
GL12 8TT
BS35 1NA
GL12 8TJ
GL13 9EB
GL12 8BD
GL12 8TN
BS12 1NA
GL12 8TH
GL12 8EZ
GL12 8TZ
GL12 8EX
GL12 8TG
BS12 1RE
GL12 8TX
GL13 9JN
GL12 8LY
GL12 8UA
BS12 2TJ
BS35 3TL
BS35 3TJ
GL12 8TS
BS12 2TL
BS12 2NX
GL12 8TQ
GL12 8TY
GL12 8LU
BS12 1RF
BS35 1RE
GL12 8TF
GL12 8LA
GL13 9JW
GL12 8UD
BS35 3JB
GL12 8TU
GL12 8BN
BS12 2LH
BS35 3LH
GL13 9EA
GL12 8JA
GL12 8TD
BS35 3BA
GL12 8EY
GL12 8BL
GL12 8HZ
GL12 8TE
BS12 2LQ
GL12 8TB
GL12 8ES
BS35 3LQ
GL12 8EU
GL12 8ET
BS12 2TQ
BS35 3TQ
GL13 9LJ
GL12 8LS
GL12 8TA
GL13 9LN
GL12 8LT
GL12 8SZ
BS12 2TH
GL12 8LD

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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