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

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

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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