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

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

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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