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

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

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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