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 East Riding Of Yorkshire

Wansford
Sutton upon Derwent
Rascal Moor
Easton
Sewerby
Withernwick
Bursea
Balkholme
Watton
Moor End
Warter
Asselby
Withernsea
Sigglesthorne
Fitling
Holme on the Wolds
North Cave
South Dalton
Southburn
Breighton
Weel
Drewton
Flinton
North Ferriby
Great Hatfield
Camerton
Howden
Kirkburn
Fordon
Barmston
Elmswell
Eppleworth
Dunnington
Bubwith
Hilston
Elstronwick
Hive
Adlingfleet
Brind
South Newbald
Ruston Parva
Saltmarshe
Stamford Bridge
Storwood
Haisthorpe
Tophill Low
Blacktoft
Sproatley
Tickton
Broomfleet
Bellasize
Swinefleet
Everthorpe
Reedness
Wressle
Hutton Cranswick
Mappleton
Lelley
Kilnsea
West Ella
Lowthorpe
Beverley
North Frodingham
East Cottingwith
Yapham
Boothferry
Sand Hole
Thorngumbald
Great Givendale
Aldbrough
Kingston upon Hull
Thirtleby
Bishop Wilton
Wetwang
Kirk Ella
West Newton
Catwick
Arnold
Gilberdyke
Kilnwick
Cowlam
Old Ellerby
Upton
Garton-on-the-Wolds
Atwick
Owstwick
Burstwick
Dringhoe
New Ellerby
Willitoft
Aike
Goodmanham
Nunkeeling
Hempholme
Eastrington
Goole
Faxfleet
Hotham
Staddlethorpe
Elloughton
Everingham
Garton
Foggathorpe
Meltonby
East Cowick
Emmotland
Lissett
Swine
Low Caythorpe
Thearne
Fridaythorpe
Meaux
Preston
Burton Pidsea
Gransmoor
Welton
Barmby on the Marsh
Out Newton
Bewholme
Sledmere
Aughton
Sunk Island
Carnaby
Snaith
Hedon
Hornsea
Skidby
Burton Agnes
Melton
Cottam Warren
Welwick
Pockthorpe
Holme-on-Spalding-Moor
Driffield
Newton upon Derwent
Little Reedness
Wilberfoss
Nunburnholme
Bainton
Ousefleet
Neat Marsh
Wyton
Ellerton
South Cave
Brough
Brantingham
Anlaby
Thorpe le Street
Grimston
Uncleby
North Dalton
Paull
High Catton
Lockington
Newsholme
Painsthorpe
Eastburn
Easington
Hayton
Burton Fleming
Fangfoss
Great Cowden
Skeffling
Leven
Allerthorpe
Seaton Ross
Riplingham
Dunswell
Kexby
Halsham
Danthorpe
Bishop Burton
Tunstall
Burshill
Low Catton
Brigham
North Cliffe
Skelton
High Garth
Thwing
Beeford
Cherry Burton
Burton Constable
Bempton
Patrington
Little Driffield
Youlthorpe
High Hunsley
Waxholme
Airmyn
Laxton
South Cliffe
Harlthorpe
Newport
Spaldington
Fraisthorpe
Roos
Langtoft
Coniston
Sancton
Buckton
Gowthorpe
Willerby
Hook
Hessle
Patrington Haven
Fimber
Bessingby
Great Kelk
Rowley
Skirpenbeck
Little Hatfield
Londesborough
Weeton
Knedlington
Pocklington
Hollym
Bielby
Burnby
Ulrome
Rimswell
Marton
Wawne
Middleton-on-the-Wolds
Boynton
Scorborough
Little Kelk
Gowdall
Yokefleet
North Howden
Tibthorpe
Kilpin Pike
Water End
Raywell
Long Riston
Foston on the Wolds
Towthorpe
Greenoak
Bolton
Kilham
Full Sutton
Bugthorpe
Skirlaugh
Kirby Underdale
Wold Newton
Whitgift
Ross Moor
Winestead
Skerne
Lund
Wilsthorpe
Bridlington
Thornholme
Ottringham
Newland
Laytham
Rise
Barmby Moor
Walkington
Rudston
Sandfield
Kilpin
Portington
Gembling
Swanland
Gardham
Holmpton
Harpham
Beswick
Thornton
Rotsea
Arram
Skipsea Brough
Ellerker
Nafferton
Huggate
Little Weighton
Harswell
West Cowick
North Newbald
Welham Bridge
Etton
Seaton
Skipsea
Shiptonthorpe
Grindale
Bentley
Whitedale
Rawcliffe
Humbleton
Flamborough
Garrowby
Cottingham
Market Weighton
Tollingham
Rolston
Oubrough
Sandholme
Brandesburton
Kilnwick Percy
Millington
Keyingham
Leconfield
Melbourne
Pollington
Woodmansey
Ryehill
Gribthorpe
Octon
Routh

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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