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 Staffordshire

Rileyhill
Lower Stonnall
Wetton
Stableford
Checkley
Flash
Brocton
Stanley Moss
The Raikes
Lower Elkstone
Brown Edge
Old Perton
Blore
Warstone
Froghall
Draycott in the Clay
Lawns Wood
Scot Hay
Enville
Wootton
Standeford
Ashley
Cauldon Lowe
Rushton Bank
Cowall Moor
Bramshall
Lask Edge
Hixon
Newlands
Six Ashes
Wheatlow Brooks
Burntwood
Bowsey Wood
Coxgreen
Whiston
Bishton
Oulton
Acton
Offleyrock
Brineton
Orgreave
Little Wyrley
Wall
Park End
Tuppenhurst
Finney Green
Great Wyrley
Prestwood
Brewood
Parkgate
Hillsdale
Penkridge
Admaston
Stanton
Bradnop
Abbey Green
Shutt Green
Dunstal
Morrey
Kingsley Moor
Congreve
Tamworth
Kingswinford
Knotbury
Willoughbridge
Alsagers Bank
Doley
Oaken
Bishops Wood
Nurton Hill
Jack Hayes
Wednesfield
Biddulph
Walton
Tixall
Hatherton
Moneystone
Carroway Head
Bowers
Chebsey
Windy Harbour
Dagdale
Red Bull
Kingswood
Great Bridgeford
Middle Hill
Rakeway
Wrinehill
Rodbaston
Swinscoe
Bednall Head
Little Bridgeford
Kingsley
Longdon
Hademore
Cold Norton
Pipe Ridware
Barton Turn
Allimore Green
Hanbury Woodend
Sturbridge
Cheadle
Aston-By-Stone
Warslow
Lapley
Caverswall
Hazelslade
Gratwich
Slindon
Birch Cross
Hill Ridware
Halfpenny Green
Wolverhampton
Derrington
Ramshorn
High Offley
Charnes
Leekbrook
Ryecroft Gate
Blakeley Lane
Royal Sutton Coldfield
Field
Bednall
Spot Acre
Poolend
Latherford
Meaford
Leese Hill
Brookhay
Blakelow
Woodlane
Bank Top
Bradshaw
Perton
Shirleywich
Little Haywood
Burton upon Trent
Huddlesford
Upper Longdon
Upper Leigh
Coven Heath
Woodseaves
Heighley
Newton
Muckley Corner
Foxt
Rawnsley
Oldfurnace
Church Eaton
Barlaston
Alder Moor
Wetley Rocks
Goosemoor Green
Huntley
Blithbury
Gospel End Village
Mitton
Moreton
Haughton
Drointon
Hollinsclough
Fradswell
Yarnfield
Salt
Loynton
Mavesyn Ridware
Meretown
Upper Hulme
Lower Leigh
Springhill
Smestow
Fazeley
Compton
Upper Tean
Newton Hurst
Hill Chorlton
Chatcull
New Wood
Oulton Heath
Hartwell
Millend
Little Heath
Knightley
Marchington Woodlands
Brund
Thornes
Levedale
Forton
Millmeece
Balterley
Stone
Uttoxeter
Meerbrook
Newborough End
Gayton
Codsall Wood
Lawnhead
Fulford
Enson
Farley
Armitage
Upper Cotton
Hanbury
Stockton Brook
Drayton Bassett
Ingestre
Shutlanehead
Elmhurst
Pillaton
Haselour
Fradley South
Moorside
Rue Hill
Stanley Moor
Blymhill Common
Cranberry
Hulme
Radmore Wood
Rugeley
Hollington
Whitgreave
Gratton
Hopedale
Marston
Hoften's Cross
Gipsy Green
Bobbington
Ashmore Brook
Knowl Bank
Prospect Village
Cowley
Knowl Wall
Crakemarsh
Hales
Chapel Chorlton
Norbury Junction
Lynn
Milwich
Hadley End
Wychnor
Longdon Green
Kingsford
Cotes
Talke Pits
Withington
Clifton Campville
Stallington
Nethertown
Morridge Side
The Bodnets
Chorley
Walford
Wetwood
Werrington
Cheddleton Heath
Burston
Winnothdale
Upper Hatton
Cold Well
Birchall
Weston Jones
Cotonwood
Dunston
Betley
Footherley
Loxley Green
Tatenhill
Greensforge
Ilam
Farewell
Shawfield
Woodhouses
Miles Green
Yoxall
Harper's Gate
Pipehill
Brockton
Cannock
Newborough
Eccleshall
Calf Heath
Dunkirk
Streethay
High Onn
Whitley Heath
Stramshall
Tunstall
Fauld
Seisdon
Bradley
Sugnall
Consall
Stoke-on-Trent
Hyde Lea
The Handfords
Stourbridge
Bignall End
Hints
Balterley Heath
Somerford
Ecton
Coven
Orslow
Boundary
Tompkin
Stretton
Huntington
Newchapel
Amerton
Cheslyn Hay
Croxden
Needwood
Lutley
Dunstall
Great Chatwell
Merelake
Hamstall Ridware
Anslow Common
Lower Nobut
Talke
Lower Loxley
Long Compton
Fawfieldhead
Stonnall
Slade Heath
Hopton
Kinver
Slitting Mill
Seighford
Hilderstone
Shareshill
Streetly
Newtown
Edial
Bassetts Pole
Stowe-by-Chartley
Threapwood
Cheddleton
Gailey
Draycott in the Moors
Totmonslow
Hulme End
Hazlecross
Adbaston
Bromstead Heath
Middleton Green
King's Bromley
Lower Penn
Pattingham
Shenstone Woodend
Mixon
Beffcote
Featherstone
Weaverslake
Crossgate
Oakamoor
Summerhill
Cannock Wood
Gentleshaw
Haunton
Willenhall
Gospel Ash
Windmill Bank
Harriseahead
Water Eaton
Coton in the Clay
Lower Tean
Trescott
Beamhurst
Gnosall
Coton Clanford
Moseley
Sheen
Alrewas
Balterley Green
Cotes Heath
Denford
Tadgedale
Burnhill Green
Leek
Edingale
Croxall
Hansley Cross
Newchurch
Tittensor
Onneley
Essington
Lower Knightley
Wombourne
Pershall
Great Gate
Little Onn
Ashley Dale
Foxley
Longridge
Colshaw
Bishop's Offley
Woodgate
Elford Heath
Lordsley
Great Haywood
Creswell Green
Curborough
Colwich
Mosslane
Woottons
Almington
Ipstones
Endon
Onecote
Quarry Heath
Okeover
Horton
Acton Trussell
Iverley
Standon
Wigginton
Godleybrook
Tutbury
Highwood
Stubwood
Godstone
Sandonbank
Elford
Mobberley
Outwoods
Wood Lane
Swindon
Coton End
Gnosall Heath
Dunsley
Coppenhall
Ashwood
Hanchurch
Billington
Stonywell
Hinksford
Breretonhill
Audley
Fairoak
Keele
Knightley Dale
Blackbrook
Newcastle-under-Lyme
Podmore
Milldale
Wain Lee
Marchington
Stafford
Winkhill
Blackshaw Moor
Longshaw
Weston
Ford
Coldmeece
Thorpe Constantine
Olive Green
Denstone
Lea Heath
Cotton
Winnington
Beechcliff
Mayfield
Grindley
Bowers Bent
Bitterscote
Bagnall
Garmelow
Colton
Combridge
Kingstone
Croxton
Grindon
Maer
Great Saredon
Buddileigh
Cresswell
Mill Green
Rushton Spencer
Blymhill Lawns
Sandyford
Rolleston on Dove
Ridgeway
Chesterfield
Chestall
Hopwas
Ellastone
Church Eaton Green
Kiddemore Green
Trysull
Coton Hayes
Kidsgrove
Longnor
Knenhall
Rownall
Brownhills
Weeford
Stourton
Hammerwich
Ribden
The Lymes
Congleton
Sharpley Heath
Teanford
Weston-under-Lizard
Morrilow Heath
Upper Nobut
Barton Gate
Anslow
Apedale
Fisherwick
Milford
Saverley Green
Butterton
Church Leigh
Upper Elkstone
Napley
Wheaton Aston
Commonside
Heatley
Biddulph Moor
Fole
The Blythe
Oakley
Norbury
Handsacre
Napley Heath
Orton
Aston
Whittington
Cotwalton
Apeton
Cookshill
Norton Canes
Coton
Dayhills
Shebdon
Calton
Four Crosses
Bromstead Common
Himley
Mossgate
Dilhorne
Blymhill
Lower Drayton
Codsall
Sandon
Gorstyhill
Rangemore
Horsebrook
Little Aston
Dapple Heath
Rocester
Kingsley Holt
Anslow Gate
Offleymarsh
Swynnerton
Woodend
Madeley Park
Cross Green
Whitmore
Whitecross
Little Hay
Otherton
Overton
Garshall Green
Beech
Blackwood Hill
Loggerheads
Westbeech
Stockwell Heath
Comberford
Madeley
Bradley in the Moors
Yarlet
Whitehurst
Bilbrook
Cauldon
Hoar Cross
Brereton Cross
Overley
Nurton
Waterfall
Offleyhay
Alton
Moddershall
Harlaston
Acton Gate
Stanley
Bickford
Smallrice
Little Saredon
Barton-under-Needwood
Abbots Bromley
Longsdon
Baldwin's Gate
Mucklestone
Thorncliffe
Hollins
Cheadle Common
Moorend
Hilton
Dods Leigh
The Hollies
Coltstone
Spath
Great Moor
Ravenshall
Greenhead
Ranton
Norton Bridge
Scounslow Green
Common Side
Outlands
Mow Cop
Fradley
Blithfield
Woodcock Heath
Crateford
Leycett
Lichfield
Shut Heath
Ellenhall
Stanshope
Sedgley
Alstonefield
Knighton
Cloud Side
Whitemoor
Freehay
Halmer End
Four Ashes
Shallowford
Sutton
Shenstone

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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