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 Warwickshire

Newnham
Ascott
Radford Semele
Nethercote
Middleton
Lower Tysoe
Rushford
Tachbrook Mallory
Blunt's Green
White Stitch
Dunnington
Bodymoor Heath
Baxterley
Darlingscott
Armscote
Pathlow
Bishop's Itchington
Barford
Hampton Lucy
Cock Bevington
Ansty
Birchmoor
Griff
Kinwarton
Binton
Moreton Morrell
Morton Bagot
Hunningham
Botts Green
Hurley Common
Little Compton
Barton
Packwood
Green Lane
Clifton upon Dunsmore
Whittington
Lawford Heath
Blackdown
Whitnash
Brandon
Church Lawford
Newtown
Wolston
Shotteswell
Kitebrook
Tanworth-in-Arden
Tamworth
Winderton
Upper Milcote
Oldwich Lane
Weston under Wetherley
Buckley Green
Ufton
Birchley Heath
Little Alne
Pinley Green
Rowington
Coleshill
Withybrook
Kite Green
Lapworth
Barnacle
Offchurch
Welford-on-Avon
Luddington
Old Arley
Braggington
Green End
Long Lawford
Austrey
Combrook
Preston Bagot
Bidford-on-Avon
Bourton on Dunsmore
Nuthurst
Claverdon
Waring's Green
Chesterton Green
Coventry
Middle Tysoe
Wixford
Ilmington
Beausale
Great Pinley
Willoughby
Wolverton
Halford
Eathorpe
Stoke End
Frankton
Bedworth Woodlands
Wappenbury
Lea Marston
Burton Dassett
Black Hill
Deppers Bridge
Over Whitacre
Darley Green
Corley Moor
Warmington
Ettington
Honiley
Holywell
Meer End
Stoneleigh
Kington
Stockton
Dunsmore Heath
Langley Green
Coughton
Haselor
Snitterfield
Trap's Green
Gaydon
Oversley Green
Harborough Magna
Bassetts Pole
Astwood Bank
Lower Norton
Cranhill
Oldberrow
Nuneaton
Idlicote
Tiddington
Brownlow Green
Long Itchington
Bishop's Tachbrook
Budbrooke
Tredington
Great Wolford
Piccadilly
Fulready
Fenny Compton
Wootton Wawen
Sherbourne
Copston Magna
Lye Green
Knightcote
Marston Doles
Hill Wootton
Bearley
Newton Regis
Lighthorne Heath
Outhill
Stratford-upon-Avon
Curdworth
Monks Kirby
Kingswood
Bretford
Cawston
Thurlaston
Furnace End
Arrow
Tidmington
Marston
Chadshunt
Finwood
Ryton-on-Dunsmore
Birdingbury
Sun Rising
Grandborough
Ash Green
Weston-on-Avon
Chessetts Wood
Blyth End
Edgehill
Foul End
Haseley
Langley
Admington
Bulkington
Freasley
Terry's Green
Over Green
Rookery
Shrewley
Wasperton
Ansley
Binley Woods
Middletown
Dunchurch
Hurley
Upper Brailes
Drayton
Royal Leamington Spa
Five Ways
Sutton-under-Brailes
Little Wolford
New End
Maxstoke
Ullenhall
Ingon
Atherstone
Radway
Hartshill
Shuttington
Bramcote
Stretton-on-Dunsmore
Wishaw
Devitts Green
Alveston
Old Milverton
Princethorpe
Hampton Magna
Exhall
Ratley
Sawbridge
Chapel Green
Lower Brailes
Heath End
Shilton
Warwick
Lowsonford
Mappleborough Green
Hallend
Keresley Newlands
Shelfield Green
Little Shrewley
Brinklow
Abbot's Salford
Weethley Gate
Edstone
Preston on Stour
Allen End
Flecknoe
Tattle Bank
Alne End
Shelford
Bickmarsh
Northend
Smockington
Avon Dassett
Goldicote
New Arley
Great Alne
Red Hill
Rushbrook
Leek Wootton
Whitacre Heath
Kinwalsey
Little Morrell
Haseley Knob
Littleworth
Spernall
Polesworth
Atherstone on Stour
Alcester
Baddesley Clinton
Loxley
Cubbington
Little Kineton
Hawkesbury
King's Newnham
Hatton
Charlecote
Stareton
Hunts Green
Southam
Weethley Bank
Pailton
Bushwood
Whichford
Stretton-on-Fosse
Moreton Paddox
Pillerton Priors
Earlswood
Upper Quinton
Nether Whitacre
Netherwood Heath
Fillongley
Bubbenhall
Stourton
Bermuda
Farnborough
Broadwell
Barton-on-the-Heath
Shustoke
Long Marston
Wellesbourne
Grove End
Alderminster
Sambourne
Little Dassett
Street Ashton
Broom
Corley
Knowle End
Kites Hardwick
Wolfhamcote
Arlescote
Wroxall
Kingsbury
Willington
Lower Quinton
Lower Binton
King's Coughton
Hopsford
Redditch
Hampton on the Hill
Wolvey
Marston Jabbett
Churchover
Ladbroke
Upper Tysoe
Aspley Heath
Wilmcote
Newbold-on-Stour
Hill Top
Lighthorne
Seckington
Gilson
Bascote Heath
Dean's Green
Astley
Oldfield
Witherley
Barnmoor Green
Corley Ash
Portway
Marlcliff
Wibtoft
Weethley
Cosford
Caldecote
Kineton
Wimpstone
Monwode Lea
Longbridge
Temple Grafton
Compton Wynyates
Stoneton
Woolscott
Walton
Henley-In-Arden
Wood End
Haseley Green
Stretton under Fosse
Preston Green
Little Lawford
Hatton Rock
Temple Herdewyke
Priors Marston
Salford Priors
Lower Clopton
High Cross
Harbury
Billesley
Bedworth
Whateley
Bentley
Blackwell
Oldbury
Baginton
Clifford Chambers
Ridge Lane
Hill
Cliff
Aston Cantlow
Merevale
Leamington Hastings
Bearley Cross
Ashow
Gorcott Hill
Wormleighton
Honington
Napton on the Hill
Chadwick End
Marton
Kenilworth
Warton
Studley
Barcheston
Willey
Baddesley Ensor
Burmington
Hatton Green
Water Orton
Grendon
Shipston-on-Stour
Long Compton
Bascote
Burton Hastings
Easenhall
Westwood Heath
Cherington
Whatcote
Hoggrill's End
Newbold Pacey
Oxhill
Mancetter
Ardens Grafton
Rugby
Butlers Marston
Lower Shuckburgh
Ashorne
Iron Cross
Neal's Green
Newton
Alvecote
Chesterton
Wood Bevington
Kemps Green
Wolvey Heath
Dorsington
Cathiron
Norton Lindsey
Shelfield
Birmingham
Hockley Heath
Dordon
Priors Hardwick
Draycote
No Man's Heath
Rowington Green

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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