Comprehensive MOT Test Centre Information Near Me

MOTCheck.net helps you find the nearest MOT Test Centres to KA19 8EP or enter a postcode in the search box and we'll find all the nearest MOT Stations and order them by distance. In addition to a handy map of each M.O.S approved Test Centre we will also show booking telephone numbers and, where possible, opening times so you can make the best choice of MOT Test Station for you.

MOT Test Centres within 10km of KA19 8EP

We managed to find 34 MOT Test Centres within 10km of your KA19 8EP. MOTcheck.net has a list of all the MOT test stations in the, reduce your search radius to 5km.

D M K Services
4.6km

Address:19 Barns Road, KA19 7EN
Phone:01655 882745
Classes:4



John D Cameron
4.9km

Address:84-96 High Street, KA19 7AH
Phone:01655 882159
Classes:4



Maybole Auto Services
4.9km

Address:Factory Unit, KA19 7BJ
Phone:01655 883379
Classes:4



Park's Honda
5.1km

Address:90 Doonfoot Road, KA7 4DP
Phone:01292445540
Classes:4



Alloway Road Motor Services
5.2km

Address:12 Ladywell Terrace, KA19 7AY
Phone:01655884466
Classes:4,7



Halfords Autocentres
6.0km

Address:1 Maybole Road, KA7 2PZ
Phone:01292286424
Classes:4



Kwik-Fit
6.0km

Address:26 Maybole Road, KA7 2PZ
Phone:01292288668
Classes:4



Budget Tyre Plus Autoservice
7.7km

Address:38 Fort Street, KA7 2DE
Phone:01292619332
Classes:4



North Harbour Motorcycles
8.1km

Address:14-18 North Harbour Street, KA8 8AA
Phone:01292 281933
Website:www.motorcyclesscotland.co.uk
Classes:1,2
Opening Hours:
Monday:9:00am5:30pm
Tuesday:9:00am5:30pm
Wednesday:9:00am5:30pm
Thursday:9:00am5:30pm
Friday:9:00am5:30pm
Saturday:9:00am5:00pm
Sunday:Closed



Ferguslea Engineering Ltd
8.3km

Address:26 Crown Street, KA8 8AG
Phone:01292 262978
Website:www.ferguslea-ayr.co.uk
Classes:4
Opening Hours:
Monday:8:00am5:00pm
Tuesday:8:00am5:00pm
Wednesday:8:00am5:00pm
Thursday:8:00am5:00pm
Friday:8:00am5:00pm
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed



J T V S
8.3km

Address:Unit 16, KA8 8AN
Phone:01292289421
Classes:4



T & K Motors
8.4km

Address:47-53 Green Street, KA8 8BQ
Phone:01292281202
Classes:4,7



National Tyres & Autocare
8.5km

Address:3-7 Peebles Street, KA8 8DP
Phone:01292264204
Classes:4



Dsm Auto Electrical
8.5km

Address:16 New Road, KA8 8EX
Phone:01292 619906
Classes:4
Opening Hours:
Monday:9:00am5:00pm
Tuesday:9:00am5:00pm
Wednesday:9:00am5:00pm
Thursday:9:00am5:00pm
Friday:9:00am5:00pm
Saturday:10:00am1:00pm
Sunday:Closed



Newton Mot Centre
8.5km

Address:4 Taylor Street, KA8 8AU
Phone:01292267083
Classes:4,5,7



Mcconechy's Tyre Service Ltd
8.5km

Address:16-18 Peebles Street, KA8 8DR
Phone:01292281415
Classes:4



Autotec
8.6km

Address:118 Green Street, KA8 8BG
Phone:01292281313
Classes:4



Ayr Audi Volkswagen Service Centre
8.6km

Address:Unit 9, KA8 8BE
Phone:01292288010
Classes:4



Ayr Motorcycle Centre
8.7km

Address:38 Waggon Road, KA8 8BA
Phone:01292286313
Classes:1,2



Tom Airdrie Ltd
8.9km

Address:5 Elmbank Street, KA8 8DH
Phone:01292610789
Classes:4



Ayr Auto Repair Services
8.9km

Address:Unit 73, KA8 9AE
Phone:01292288230
Classes:4



Tams Brig Mots
9.0km

Address:1- 4 Limekiln Road, KA8 8DG
Phone:01292 289955
Classes:1,2,4,5,7



Arnold Clark
9.1km

Address:8 Galloway Avenue, KA8 9NT
Phone:01292260416
Classes:4



Caledonian Truck And Van
9.8km

Address:6 Whitfield Drive, KA8 9RX
Phone:01292610888
Classes:4,5,7



The Mot Station
9.8km

Address:22 Whitfield Drive, KA8 9RX
Phone:01292288642
Classes:4



Arnold Clark
9.9km

Address:127 Prestwick Road, KA8 8ND
Phone:01292269123
Classes:4



Bridgend Garage Ayr Autoplex
9.9km

Address:4 Lochside Road, KA8 9TA
Phone:01292 290902
Website:www.bridgendgroup.co.uk
Classes:4
Opening Hours:
Monday:9:00am6:00pm
Tuesday:9:00am6:00pm
Wednesday:9:00am6:00pm
Thursday:9:00am6:00pm
Friday:9:00am6:00pm
Saturday:9:00am5:30pm
Sunday:11:00am5:00pm



Arnold Clark
9.9km

Address:196 Prestwick Road, KA8 8NP
Phone:01292288866
Classes:4



Kwik - Fit
9.9km

Address:216 Prestwick Road, KA8 8NP
Phone:01292283981
Classes:4



Ayr Audi
9.9km

Address:Whitletts Roundabout, KA8 0LL
Phone:01292270950
Classes:4



Mercedes Benz Of Ayr
9.9km

Address:1 High Road, KA8 0LL
Phone:01292293600
Classes:4



Park's Of Hamilton (Townhead Garage) Ltd
9.9km

Address:High Road, KA8 0LL
Phone:01292613000
Classes:4



Car Care Centre
9.9km

Address:6 Balvaird Road, KA19 8JE
Phone:01655760353
Classes:4



Park's Of Hamilton (Townhead Garage) Limited
10.0km

Address:100 Heathfield Road, KA8 9BN
Phone:01292653200
Classes:4,7



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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