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

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

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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