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 North Yorkshire

Thornborough
Harton
Mickleby
Aldbrough St John
Sowerby
Melmerby
Kettlesing Bottom
Claxton
Airmyn
Morton-on-Swale
Bell Busk
Moor End
Thistle Hill
Kirkby Wharfe
Green Hammerton
Bolton-on-Swale
Gillamoor
Balne
Yatts
North Moor
Busby Stoop
Little Stainforth
Forcett
Holme
Wharram le Street
Snape
Church Fenton
Carr End
Whaw
Newholm
Sneaton
Beadlam
Felixkirk
Arkendale
Easby
Ganton
Mearbeck
Danby Wiske
Stirton
North Grimston
Camblesforth
Flasby
Copgrove
Sherburn in Elmet
Greenhow
Spofforth
Harome
Kiplin
Delves
Worton
Dunsley
Helperby
Low Grantley
Bishop Monkton
Wintringham
Cattal
Raithwaite
Colsterdale
Glasshouses
Hardgate
Swinton
Ripon
Smelthouses
Oulston
Brokes
Kellington
Wighill
Allerston
Kearton
Beningbrough
Grewelthorpe
Catton
Upper Dunsforth
Brackenbottom
Stainsacre
Clapham Green
Beck Hole
Kirk Hammerton
Hew Green
Crambe
North Rigton
Elslack
Smallways
Oaktree Hill
Newbiggin
Flawith
Muker
Kirby Knowle
Wilsill
Bramley Head
Northallerton
Ramsgill
Stainton
Swinden
Leavening
Colton
Newton Mulgrave
Kirklington
Great Crakehall
Hunmanby Gap
Commondale
Stillington
Wensley
South Stainley
Roxby
Lovesome Hill
Heathwaite
Austwick
Gristhorpe
Low Swinton
Picton
Barton Hill
Carlton Miniott
Appleton Wiske
Arrathorne
Carperby
Brough With St Giles
Buttercrambe
Scruton
Copt Hewick
Pickering
Thirlby
Barlby
Easingwold
Hunton
Rainton
Birkin
Temple Hirst
West Haddlesey
Low Bentham
Duggleby
Newton Morrell
Byram
Topcliffe
Middleham
Alne
Acaster Selby
Sand Hutton
Cross Lanes
Grassington
North Deighton
Calton
Askrigg
Barton-le-Willows
Newton-on-Rawcliffe
Staithes
Thorganby
Keldholme
Hirst Courtney
Londonderry
Kirby Wiske
Bishop Thornton
Middleton Tyas
East Ayton
Bellerby
Whitley
Hackforth
Hawsker
High Hutton
Scaling
Pockley
Feizor
Weeton
Knayton
Melsonby
Croft-on-Tees
Thornton Watlass
Halton Gill
North Stainley
Langcliffe
Heathfield
Norton Conyers
East Witton
Lastingham
Hutton Wandesley
Carlton
Upper Helmsley
Deighton
Buckden
Nidd
Ryton
Battersby
Kepwick
Clint
Boroughbridge
Aysgarth
Brandsby
Kearby
Houlsyke
Hovingham
Greystone
Little Broughton
Little Ouseburn
Stainforth
West Marton
Salton
Eastby
Chapel Haddlesey
Nunnington
Eldroth
Fewston
Arncliffe
Newthorpe
Dishforth
Thornton Rust
Binsoe
Cawthorne
Catterick
Thornton-in-Craven
Askwith
Sandbeck
Sandsend
Hunsingore
Bossall
Raskelf
Langbar
Burnsall
Great Habton
Husthwaite
Biggin
West Ness
Otley
Little Sessay
Richmond
Cononley
Newby Cote
Gauber
Patrick Brompton
Brearton
Hartwith
Scrayingham
Little Langton
Kirkbymoorside
Thoresby
Great Edstone
Wrelton
Oughtershaw
Thorgill
Low Entercommon
Laverton
Foxup
Willerby
East Appleton
Womersley
Redmire
Carthorpe
Sinnington
Irton
Street
Brompton
Birkby
Eskdaleside
Bolton Bridge
South Holme
Howe
Bickerton
Skutterskelfe
Low Bradley
Hensall
Bouthwaite
Garriston
Barlow
Appleton-le-Street
Kilburn
Azerley
Nun Monkton
Malton
Balk
Ryther
Rotherford
Charlcot
Baldersby
Bolton Percy
Great Langton
Uckerby
Cridling Stubbs
Skipton-on-Swale
Winton
High Farnhill
Mewith Head
Stanwick-St-John
Lebberston
Marton-in-the-Forest
Hemingbrough
Byland Abbey
New Houses
Summerscales
Scotch Corner
High Entercommon
Threapland
Wykeham
Halton East
Thornton-le-Clay
Gayles
Hutton Conyers
Jack Hill
Key Green
Old Bilton
Tholthorpe
High Eggborough
Newby Wiske
West Harlsey
Wass
Great Heck
Swineside
Chop Gate
Burythorpe
Hackness
Sicklinghall
Raw
Linton
East Ness
Eryholme
West Barnby
Thornton in Lonsdale
Birdsall
West Scrafton
Dacre Banks
Skyreholme
Bagby
Beckwith
Foxholes
Nappa
Scackleton
Burdale
Thirn
Coneysthorpe
Stillingfleet
Menethorpe
Burniston
Eavestone
Roecliffe
Skipton
Whenby
Birstwith
Studfold
Long Preston
Keld
Romanby
Scawton
Great Smeaton
Thixendale
Seamer
Plumpton Rocks
Wentbridge
Minskip
Ivelet
Norton-on-Derwent
Farnhill
Moor Monkton
West Rounton
Bordley
Blazefield
Goulton
Burton Salmon
Iburndale
Aislaby
Selby
Seaves
Newton Kyme
Ulleskelf
Speeton
Barkston Ash
Gilling East
Settle
East Rounton
Hornby
Hawkswick
Danby Head
Low Hutton
Seave Green
Castleton
Warsill
Scagglethorpe
Winterburn
Fewston Bents
Sandhutton
Barton-le-Street
Spennithorne
Cloughton
Arkleside
Acklam
Sheriff Hutton
High Marishes
Long Drax and Langrick
Lealholm
Long Marston
Norton-le-Clay
Exelby
Skelton
Threshfield
Mickley
Middlesmoor
Simonstone
Ilton
Low Dalby
Oxton
Cowthorpe
Hebden
Theakston
Weston
Thorpe
Low Worsall
Hudswell
Leyburn
Newton-on-Ouse
Hesley
Hunmanby
Grafton
Leeming
Farlington
Barrowby
Cross Hills
Gayle
Linton-on-Ouse
Lealholm Side
Catterick Garrison
Kirby Misperton
Cotterdale
Gatenby
Thoralby
Scampston
Cononley Woodside
Ilkley
Woodale
Hellifield Green
Studley Roger
Kettlesing
Weaverthorpe
Aldfield
Coxwold
Flixton Ings
Myton-on-Swale
Muscoates
Nawton
Huby
Skipwith
Helperthorpe
Carlton in Cleveland
Grimston
Tanton
Cowesby
Kellingley
Thornton-le-Moor
Tang
Coniston Cold
Hambleton
Toulston
Pickhill
Agglethorpe
Snainton
Slingsby
Thorganby Gale
Sharow
Brompton-on-Swale
Ainderby Steeple
Potter Brompton
Whitby
Middle Skyreholme
Castle Bolton
Middleton-on-Leven
Clapham
Kildwick
Ingerthorpe
Warthill
Saltergate
Upsall
Holme Green
High Skyreholme
Crayke
Finghall
Woodhall
Goldsborough
Potto
Fearby
Newland
Downholme
Grinton
Stonegrave
Dunkeswick
Cropton
Reighton Sands
Giggleswick
Thruscross
Bilton in Ainsty
Saltergate Hill and Mount Pleasant
Kilnsey
Thornton-le-Beans
Lythe
Nun Appleton
Keld Houses
Stamford Bridge
Bedale
Butterwick
Shipton
Great Ouseburn
Battersby Junction
Youlton
Nesfield
South Otterington
Rathmell
Harwood Dale
Rillington
Aiskew
Danby
Gilling West
Killinghall
Carleton-in-Craven
Chapel-le-Dale
West Witton
Ribblehead
Bullamoor
Kirkby Overblow
Litton
Burton in Lonsdale
Towton
Great Thirkleby
Scotton
Braidley
Thornton-le-Street
Staupes
Sinderby
Welburn
High Ellington
Netherby
Routster
Wigglesworth
Low Row
Robin Hood's Bay
Carlton Husthwaite
Rudby
Stean
Gollinglith Foot
Bedlam
Westow
Walden
Swainby
Bland Hill
Firby
Caldbergh
Egton
Storiths
Bridge Hewick
Over Silton
Thrintoft
Hutton Buscel
High Grantley
Warthermarske
Keasden
Otterburn
Harrogate
Levisham
Runswick Bay
Stackhouse
Thimbleby
Brawby
Littlethorpe
High Swinton
Thorpe Bassett
Terrington
Ingleby Arncliffe
Coverham
Helmsley
Dalton
Langdale End
Wharfe
Stape
High Worsall
Hawnby
Walshford
Bilbrough
Walden Stubbs
Great Ayton
Pannal
Sutton-in-Craven
Ellerby
Kirk Deighton
Skelton on Ure
Hellifield
South Kilvington
Whashton
Thorpe Underwood
Port Mulgrave
Little Ribston
Angram
East Layton
East Hauxwell
Hutton Bonville
Healey
West Appleton
West Stonesdale
Scarthingwell
Wormald Green
Brackenthwaite
Drax
Leake
Ravensworth
Kirk Smeaton
Coneythorpe
Cold Cotes
Kirkby Fleetham
Kennythorpe
Tadcaster
Newbridge
West End
Wilton
Barden
Kirkham
Ugglebarnby
East Cowton
Thorpefield
Horton in Ribblesdale
North Duffield
Ganthorpe
Borrowby
Hutton Sessay
Bewerley
Burton Leonard
East Lutton
Denton
Newsham
Yedingham
Aldwark
Maunby
Belford
Long Ashes
Branton Green
Addingham
Kettlewell
Thirsk
Winsley
Great Fencote
Stonegate
Reighton
Dalby
Little Skipwith
Malham
Lower Dunsforth
Eggborough
Swinithwaite
Cliffe Common
Fryton
Old Byland
Feetham
Gate Helmsley
Arkle Town
Low Mill
Markington
Breckenbrough
Silver Hill
Horsehouse
Starbotton
Kirkby Mills
Brayton
Bendgate
Risplith
Streetlam
Summerbridge
Broxa
Moulton
Draughton
West Burton
Hartlington
Sawdon
Rookwith
Lothersdale
Yearsley
Urra
Allerton Mauleverer
Little Barugh
Masongill
Marton
High Bradley
Sneatonthorpe
Little Habton
Staintondale
Hampsthwaite
Saxton
Stapleton
Nether Silton
Bainbridge
Fairburn
Fawdington
Staveley
Conistone
Ferrensby
Wydra
Flixton
Rosedale Abbey
Sessay
Lockton
Beckwithshaw
Airton
North Kilvington
Hillam
Thoraldby
Selside
East Marton
Thwaite
Leathley
East Newton
Washfold
Ruston
East Barnby
Over Dinsdale
Cawton
Tockwith
Thormanby
Yafforth
Barton
Green End
Satron
Bulmer
Leppington
Ebberston
Wistow
Grosmont
Pateley Bridge
West Lutton
Great Barugh
East Harlsey
Rylstone
Foston
Kirkby Malzeard
Braythorn
Ampleforth
Welbury
Castley
Hinderwell
Padside
Normanby
Stokesley
Marsett
Halton West
Brompton-by-Sawdon
Hazlewood
Aske
Dacre
Appersett
Hutton Mulgrave
Appleton-le-Moors
Crambeck
Stearsby
Farnley
Catterton
Killerby
Hartforth
Hardraw
Crackpot
Glaisdale
Knaresborough
Suffield
Low Ellington
Whitwell-on-the-Hill
Little Ayton
Great Busby
Manfield
Fountains Abbey
Ulshaw
Burtersett
Steeton
West Layton
Dalton-on-Tees
Little Smeaton
Winksley
Warlaby
Cowling
Tunstall
Flaxby
Wiganthorpe
Skirethorns
Sproxton
Caldwell
Low Marishes
Little Fencote
West Heslerton
Langton
Preston-under-Scar
Ozendyke
Chapel Hill
High Stittenham
Asenby
Scarborough
Girsby
Marske
Folkton
Cracoe
Skeeby
Middleton
Newby
High Fremington
Whorlton
East Heslerton
Cundall
Staxton
Newton-le-Willows
Tollerton
Lund
Scorton
Follifoot
Galphay
Oldstead
Langthorpe
Littlebeck
Hawes
Aldborough and Isvrivm Roman Town
North Cowton
Reeth
Thornthwaite
West Tanfield
Little Hutton
North Otterington
Hopperton
Scalby
Scosthrop
Colton Lane End
Langthwaite
Thorpe Willoughby
West Knapton
Hutton Rudby
Embsay
Beamsley
Kildale
Swarcliffe
Low Mowthorpe
Ingleton
Kirkby Malham
Gunnerside
Everley
Escrick
Kirby Grindalythe
Kirkbridge
Faceby
Sedbusk
Burneston
Amotherby
Countersett
Wath
Masham
Howsham
Healaugh
Sutton-under-Whitestonecliffe
Darnholm
Farnham
Little Crakehall
North Lees
Shaw Mills
Ingleby Greenhow
Rievaulx
Langbaurgh
Burn
Brotherton
Ellerbeck
Burrill
Booze
Monk Fryston
Stutton
Coulton
Langthorne
Thornton-le-Dale
Little Fenton
Kirkby
Eshton
Cawood
Whixley
Hubberholme
Great Broughton
Overton
Hutton-le-Hole
Leeming Bar
Kelfield
Lumby
Cleasby
Thornton Steward
Old Wennington
Marrick
Ripley
Appletreewick
Fleets
Kirby Hill
Marton-le-Moor
Lind Head
Broughton
Settrington
Lofthouse
Oswaldkirk
Primrose Valley
Goathland
Kirby Sigston
Ellingstring
Burnt Yates
Ruswarp
West Lilling
Fangdale Beck
Hanlith
Well
Nosterfield
Constable Burton
Nappa Scar
Spaunton
Beal
Sexhow
Moor Monkton Moor
Low Fremington
Gammersgill
Fadmoor
Sherburn
Harmby
South Milford
Low Laithe
Baldersby St James
Bramelane
South Duffield
Sutton
Cubeck
East Scrafton
Filey
Osgodby
Mowthorpe
Ringbeck
Stainburn
Darley
Forest Moor
Muston
Osmotherley
Bank Newton
Coldpool
High Bentham
Milby
Clifton
Crathorne
Foxton
Heyshaw
High Kilburn
Sutton-on-the-Forest
Ainthorpe
Middleton Quernhow
Ellerton-on-Swale
Ingmanthorpe
Birdforth
Ainderby Quernhow
Silpho
Eppleby
Timble
East Knapton
Sutton Howgrave
Knox
Wombleton
Westerdale
Hetton
Eldmire
Sawley
Kettleness
Ugthorpe
West Bolton
Applegarth
Cray
Brafferton
Ravenscar
Stainmoor
Thorlby
Lawkland
Whitwell
Skewsby
Cliffe
Cold Kirby
Gargrave
Stalling Busk
Riccall
Fylingthorpe
Sleights
Drebley
Boltby
Gateforth
Flaxton
Hole Bottom
West Ayton
Appleton Roebuck

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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