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 City Of Edinburgh

EH27 8BB
EH27 8BD
EH27 8BQ
EH27 8BE
EH27 8BG
EH27 8DT
EH27 8DX
EH27 8DU
EH27 8DZ
EH27 8EJ
EH27 8BY
EH27 8DY
EH53 0PN
EH27 8EA
EH28 8RJ
EH28 8LQ
EH28 8AB
EH28 8AA
EH28 8AE
EH53 0HT
EH27 8DS
EH28 8RZ
EH28 8RX
EH28 8RY
EH28 8SA
EH28 8RH
EH27 8ED
EH28 8RL
EH28 8SD
EH28 8RG
EH28 8RN
EH28 8NR
EH28 8RQ
EH27 8DN
EH28 8SE
EH28 8SB
EH28 8SQ
EH28 8RW
EH28 8AJ
EH28 8SF
EH28 8SG
EH28 8RS
EH28 8RR
EH28 8RF
EH28 8TT
EH28 8RP
EH28 8LF
EH28 8RT
EH27 8EB
EH28 8RD
EH27 8BU
EH28 8RE
EH27 8AZ
EH27 8AY
EH28 8NS
EH28 8QY
EH27 8AX
EH28 8TP
EH27 8DR
EH28 8RB
EH27 8EH
EH27 8YE
EH27 8YF
EH27 8YB
EH52 5PD
EH27 8BA
EH27 8AU
EH28 8TY
EH28 8WA
EH28 8WX
EH27 8AT
EH28 8RU
EH27 8AR
EH27 8AS
EH28 8TX
EH27 8YG
EH27 8YD
EH27 8DF
EH28 8RA
EH28 8QN
EH28 8JA
EH27 8BH
EH27 8AP
EH27 8AW
EH27 8BS
EH27 8EF
EH27 8EN
EH27 8EP
EH28 8YF
EH28 8YN
EH28 8QU
EH27 8AN
EH27 8AD
EH28 8PE
EH28 8NY
EH28 8QX
EH27 8AL
EH27 8EG
EH27 8EQ
EH27 8BL
EH28 8JS
EH53 0HJ
EH27 8AJ
EH28 8PB
EH27 8AE
EH28 8LB
EH28 8PF
EH27 8BN
EH28 8NP
EH28 8LD
EH27 8AH
EH27 8BF
EH28 8YH
EH28 8YJ
EH28 8YG
EH28 8JX
EH27 8DE
EH28 8LZ
EH28 8PQ
EH53 0HY
EH27 8AB
EH27 8BP
EH28 8JZ
EH27 8AQ
EH28 8PG
EH27 8DL
EH27 8BW
EH28 8PD
EH27 8AA
EH27 8AG
EH28 8JW
EH27 8AF
EH28 8PW
EH53 0HS
EH27 8EL
EH28 8JU
EH28 8LW
EH28 8PN
EH27 8BJ
EH27 8BX
EH27 8BZ
EH28 8LU
EH28 8JT
EH28 8PJ
EH28 8AN
EH27 8EE
EH28 8LE
EH28 8QR
EH53 0FB
EH28 8JY
EH28 8QL
EH28 8PA
EH28 8QH
EH53 0HL
EH28 8QZ
EH53 0FG
EH28 8LX
EH28 8PH
EH28 8QJ
EH53 0ET
EH27 8BT
EH27 8DD
EH28 8QS
EH28 8LG
EH27 8DG
EH28 8QT
EH28 8NX
EH53 0FD
EH28 8LH
EH53 0PR
EH28 8PL
EH28 8LN
EH28 8TS
EH28 8QP
EH28 8SU
EH28 8QD
EH52 5PB
EH28 8QE
EH28 8ST
EH28 8PT
EH28 8QB
EH53 0HZ
EH28 8LJ
EH53 0FF
EH52 5QB
EH28 8QF
EH28 8SH
EH28 8SS
EH28 8PZ
EH28 8SR
EH53 0EU
EH28 8LA
EH28 8PU
EH28 8QQ
EH28 8QA
EH28 8LR
EH28 8LP
EH28 8QW
EH28 8PY
EH28 8SX
EH52 5PE
EH28 8QG
EH28 8SJ
EH28 8PP
EH28 8PS
EH28 8NW
EH28 8PX
EH28 8SZ
EH28 8TA
EH28 8TN
EH28 8PR
EH28 8SY
EH28 8SL
EH53 0HG
EH28 8TD
EH28 8SP
EH28 8TB
EH27 8DA
EH53 0EX
EH52 5PF
EH53 0EY
EH53 0ES
EH52 5PG
EH28 8NT
EH53 0ER
EH53 0JA
EH28 8SW
EH28 8TG
EH28 8TH
EH53 0EP
EH27 8DB
EH53 0JN
EH53 0EZ
EH28 8NU
EH53 0RS
EH52 5BQ
EH53 0HD
EH53 0RY
EH28 8SN
EH53 0JE
EH53 0JJ
EH52 5NZ
EH53 0RW
EH28 8TE
EH28 8LY
EH53 0HF
EH53 0EW
EH53 0HA
EH53 0RJ
EH53 0HE
EH53 0JH
EH27 8DW
EH53 0JF
EH52 5BE
EH53 0JD
EH53 0RN
EH53 0RP
EH52 5BA
EH53 0BF
EH52 5PA
EH52 5BH
EH28 8ND
EH52 5PZ
EH53 0RH
EH53 0FA
EH52 5AU
EH52 5AQ
EH29 9EB
EH53 0EN
EH52 5AJ
EH53 0EH
EH53 0EQ
EH53 0HU
EH28 8LT
EH28 8NZ
EH53 0RQ
EH14 7JG
EH53 0EJ
EH53 0JQ
EH53 0HB
EH53 0JG
EH53 0JB
EH53 0RB
EH53 0EL
EH52 5AT
EH53 0RE
EH53 0TR
EH53 0EG
EH53 0AF
EH53 0LE
EH28 8NA
EH53 0LG
EH52 5NA
EH53 0RD
EH52 5AR
EH53 0BW
EH53 0JL
EH52 5BG
EH52 5AY
EH52 5BD
EH52 5AX
EH53 0BL
EH53 0RA
EH53 0BP
EH52 5LS
EH53 0QJ
EH52 5LT
EH53 0BN
EH53 0BT
EH53 0QG
EH53 0QP
EH53 0EE
EH53 0EF
EH53 0DR
EH53 0DZ
EH53 0QD
EH53 0DW
EH53 0ED
EH53 0QE
EH53 0QH
EH52 5BF
EH52 5BZ
EH52 5BB
EH14 7JF
EH53 0QQ
EH52 5AD
EH53 0BS
EH52 5AS
EH53 0BU
EH52 5AW
EH53 0QR
EH52 5ND
EH53 0QL
EH53 0DP
EH53 0DJ
EH52 5AZ
EH53 0DN
EH53 0QN
EH53 0DL
EH28 8NH
EH53 0QW
EH53 0BX
EH28 8NE
EH52 5NF
EH53 0DF
EH53 0FE
EH14 7BG
EH52 5NN
EH14 7BN
EH14 4BD
EH28 8NB
EH52 5AP
EH53 0DH
EH29 9DZ
EH52 5HL
EH14 7NG
EH52 5NP
EH53 0DG
EH53 0QS
EH52 5AL
EH52 5RZ
EH52 5BU
EH53 0DY
EH29 9EA
EH52 5PQ
EH53 0QY
EH52 5HJ
EH53 0QT
EH53 0EB
EH53 0DX
EH53 0DB
EH14 4AF
EH53 0DE
EH53 0BY
EH53 0DD
EH14 7JE
EH52 5HG
EH52 5RY
EH52 5HE
EH52 5RX
EH53 0QZ
EH52 5HW
EH53 0DQ
EH14 7BQ
EH53 0QU
EH52 5HH
EH53 0DU
EH53 0QB
EH53 0BZ
EH27 8LR
EH52 5HD
EH53 0QX
EH14 7BL
EH12 9FJ
EH53 0DA
EH52 5SB
EH52 5HF
EH53 0JP
EH52 5HX
EH52 5HT
EH53 0DS
EH52 5HB
EH52 5HQ
EH52 5RU
EH14 7GH
EH52 5SA
EH52 5QT
EH53 0QA
EH53 0DT
EH52 5HA
EH52 5HN
EH52 5HU
EH52 5SZ
EH52 5HP
EH14 7BW
EH52 5HR
EH52 5EZ
EH52 5SW
EH28 8LS
EH14 7DJ
EH28 8TR
EH52 5EU
EH52 5SY
EH12 9DB
EH52 5EH
EH53 0HQ
EH14 7JD
EH52 5PL
EH52 5HS
EH52 5LZ
EH52 5EJ
EH14 7FD
EH52 5QU
EH28 8AU
EH52 5EY
EH14 7JH
EH52 5QX
EH14 7DF
EH52 5SX
EH52 5EQ
EH52 5RT
EH14 7DG
EH27 8DQ
EH52 5ET
EH14 7JQ
EH52 5QH
EH52 5NE
EH52 5QJ
EH52 5ER
EH29 9DU
EH14 4AD
EH14 7NJ
EH52 5NB
EH52 5LY
EH28 8NQ
EH52 5ES
EH14 7LZ
EH53 0HR
EH28 8NN
EH52 5RS
EH52 5QR
EH14 4AE
EH53 0JR
EH14 7DL
EH29 9DX
EH52 5SD
EH12 9DD
EH14 7DD
EH53 0GA
EH14 7BT
EH28 8NL
EH52 5QS
EH52 5EX
EH52 5EG
EH14 7DE
EH29 9DY
EH52 5QY
EH14 7DQ
EH52 5EF
EH28 8NJ
EH53 0BB
EH12 9BL
EH14 7NF
EH14 7BS
EH52 5QL
EH52 5QQ
EH52 5EN
EH52 5PY
EH14 7NH
EH53 0EA
EH52 5EP
EH52 5EL
EH52 5QN
EH52 5QW
EH14 7DB
EH29 9DS
EH53 0JW
EH52 5EE
EH53 0AY
EH53 0BA
EH53 0BJ
EH52 5AG
EH52 5BT
EH14 7BP
EH52 5QZ
EH52 5AE
EH52 5QG
EH53 0AX
EH52 5EW
EH52 5RF
EH53 0YQ
EH53 0YZ
EH53 0YR
EH53 0YS
EH53 0YL
EH53 0YT
EH53 0YN
EH12 9HB
EH29 9DP
EH14 7DA
EH29 9DT
EH52 5TF
EH12 9BZ
EH52 5TE
EH14 7BX
EH52 5AF
EH14 7FB
EH52 5AB
EH14 7BU
EH29 9DW
EH52 5QF
EH52 5RA
EH29 9DR
EH53 0AZ
EH12 9FW
EH52 5NL
EH52 5WD
EH52 5YP
EH52 5AA
EH28 8YE
EH28 8YP
EH52 6YA
EH52 5YB
EH52 5WB
EH28 8YD
EH52 6ZB
EH52 5WF
EH28 8YL
EH52 6ZE
EH52 6ZA
EH52 6YG
EH28 8YB
EH52 6YB
EH52 5YS
EH52 5YQ
EH52 5YR
EH52 5YN
EH52 5YJ
EH52 5YG
EH52 5WW
EH52 5WG
EH52 5WL
EH52 5WE
EH14 7BR
EH14 7DH
EH29 9GH
EH29 9DN
EH14 7NQ
EH14 7BY
EH52 5RQ
EH52 5QE
EH52 5QA
EH52 5RG
EH53 0AU
EH14 7NP
EH53 0LQ
EH12 9DA
EH14 7BD
EH53 0AT
EH52 5RB
EH52 5PJ
EH53 0HW
EH53 0HX
EH14 7BZ
EH28 8NG
EH12 9FZ
EH53 0BE
EH52 5QD
EH29 9ER
EH52 5BJ
EH29 9GF
EH52 5BS
EH52 5RD
EH53 0AR
EH28 8LL
EH29 9DL
EH52 5RR
EH14 7AJ
EH14 7BE
EH53 0SF
EH52 5RH
EH53 0AS
EH53 0BD
EH53 0BQ
EH52 5TG
EH29 9DG
EH53 0BH
EH29 9HJ
EH14 7ND
EH29 9AU
EH29 9DF
EH14 7NB
EH52 5BL
EH52 5BN
EH29 9EF
EH52 5BY
EH52 5RE
EH52 5TB
EH52 6PQ
EH54 5NL
EH29 9AZ
EH29 9AY
EH52 5RL
EH29 9AX
EH14 7DX
EH53 0AP
EH54 5NJ
EH53 0AA
EH53 0BG
EH52 5BP
EH53 0AG
EH14 7AH
EH52 5RP
EH14 7AW
EH12 9FT
EH29 9DQ
EH29 9AT
EH29 9DJ
EH52 5BW
EH53 0AW
EH14 5TZ
EH14 5TA
EH29 9DE
EH53 0SG
EH29 9BA
EH29 9HD
EH14 7LY
EH52 5PH
EH53 0AB
EH53 0AL
EH54 5NH
EH53 0AE
EH14 7BB
EH14 7DU
EH53 0HP
EH29 9HB

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)
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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