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

EH28 8QH
EH28 8PH
EH28 8PJ
EH28 8PA
EH28 8PW
EH28 8LW
EH28 8PN
EH28 8LG
EH28 8AN
EH28 8ST
EH28 8LE
EH28 8SU
EH28 8LZ
EH28 8SS
EH28 8SH
EH28 8SR
EH28 8QN
EH28 8QW
EH28 8SJ
EH28 8LB
EH28 8TX
EH28 8SL
EH28 8LD
EH28 8SP
EH28 8LF
EH28 8LH
EH28 8LJ
EH28 8TP
EH28 8SZ
EH28 8SX
EH28 8TS
EH28 8LN
EH28 8SW
EH28 8QJ
EH28 8JY
EH28 8TG
EH28 8TD
EH28 8SY
EH28 8TH
EH28 8QR
EH28 8SN
EH28 8LP
EH28 8LR
EH28 8LA
EH28 8PL
EH28 8PP
EH28 8QG
EH28 8TA
EH28 8TN
EH28 8QQ
EH28 8QT
EH28 8PT
EH28 8QZ
EH28 8PS
EH28 8QL
EH28 8PU
EH28 8QS
EH28 8QP
EH28 8LU
EH28 8QF
EH28 8PZ
EH28 8PX
EH28 8PR
EH28 8TB
EH28 8PY
EH28 8QE
EH29 9EB
EH28 8QD
EH28 8QB
EH28 8QA
EH28 8AA
EH28 8YN
EH28 8YF
EH28 8QU
EH29 9EA
EH28 8LX
EH29 9DZ
EH28 8AJ
EH28 8LQ
EH29 9DU
EH28 8SA
EH28 8YJ
EH28 8YH
EH28 8YG
EH29 9DX
EH28 8AE
EH28 8SB
EH28 8RZ
EH29 9DY
EH28 8RY
EH29 9DS
EH28 8SD
EH28 8RJ
EH28 8AB
EH28 8ND
EH28 8SG
EH28 8TE
EH28 8SE
EH29 9DP
EH28 8RX
EH29 9DT
EH28 8QY
EH28 8LT
EH28 8NZ
EH29 9DW
EH28 8SQ
EH28 8QX
EH29 9DR
EH28 8SF
EH28 8RL
EH29 9DN
EH29 9GH
EH28 8LY
EH52 5PZ
EH28 8RN
EH28 8TT
EH28 8RH
EH29 9GF
EH29 9DL
EH28 8RW
EH29 9DG
EH29 9DF
EH28 8RP
EH29 9AU
EH29 9HJ
EH28 8RR
EH29 9ER
EH29 9AY
EH29 9AX
EH28 8RQ
EH28 8NP
EH28 8RS
EH29 9AZ
EH29 9DQ
EH28 8RG
EH29 9AT
EH29 9DJ
EH29 9DE
EH28 8JA
EH29 9HD
EH29 9BA
EH52 5BA
EH52 5AQ
EH28 8RT
EH29 9BB
EH29 9AS
EH29 9HB
EH29 9PA
EH29 9DD
EH28 8JZ
EH29 9YA
EH28 8JS
EH29 9DB
EH29 9DH
EH29 9BE
EH29 9BG
EH28 8RD
EH29 9FD
EH28 8RU
EH29 9YB
EH28 8RF
EH28 8RB
EH28 8RA
EH29 9BD
EH29 9DA
EH29 9BU
EH29 9BX
EH29 9BT
EH52 5QB
EH29 9AB
EH29 9EF
EH29 9EE
EH29 9BZ
EH28 8JX
EH29 9FB
EH29 9AA
EH29 9BY
EH29 9AE
EH28 8RE
EH29 9AD
EH29 9GA
EH28 8NE
EH52 5BQ
EH29 9BS
EH28 8TY
EH28 8JU
EH28 8WX
EH28 8WA
EH28 8JT
EH28 8JW
EH52 5BE
EH29 9AF
EH29 9EX
EH28 8NA
EH28 8PB
EH29 9AR
EH29 9AP
EH29 9FE
EH29 9ED
EH29 9ET
EH52 5AU
EH29 9AG
EH29 9BN
EH29 9EZ
EH29 9HA
EH29 9AQ
EH28 8PE
EH29 9BP
EH29 9BF
EH29 9BL
EH29 9EP
EH29 9AW
EH28 8AU
EH52 5PB
EH29 9BJ
EH28 8NY
EH28 8PD
EH29 9AH
EH29 9HE
EH28 8PF
EH29 9AN
EH52 5PY
EH29 9BQ
EH29 9BH
EH29 9HH
EH29 9HG
EH28 8PG
EH28 8PQ
EH28 8NB
EH29 9BW
EH29 9FF
EH29 9AJ
EH29 9FL
EH52 5BG
EH52 5BD
EH52 5AX
EH52 5AY
EH12 9HB
EH29 9HF
EH28 8NW
EH29 9FG
EH52 5AD
EH29 9FP
EH29 9AL
EH29 9FZ
EH52 5NP
EH29 9EU
EH52 5AZ
EH52 5BH
EH29 9FN
EH29 9GB
EH29 9FH
EH28 8NR
EH28 8TR
EH29 9FQ
EH52 5ND
EH29 9LB
EH52 5AJ
EH52 5NN
EH29 9FJ
EH29 9FX
EH29 9EY
EH29 9LD
EH29 9GD
EH29 9FW
EH29 9EQ
EH52 5LT
EH52 5NA
EH29 9FA
EH52 5LS
EH29 9FS
EH52 5NZ
EH29 9GE
EH27 8BB
EH53 0PN
EH29 9LA
EH52 5BU
EH52 5NF
EH29 9FT
EH52 5NB
EH28 8NX
EH29 9FR
EH52 5AT
EH52 5LZ
EH29 9ES
EH52 5PD
EH52 5PA
EH29 9FY
EH12 9FZ
EH52 5BZ
EH52 5BB
EH52 5BF
EH52 5AR
EH28 8NS
EH52 5NE
EH52 5AS
EH28 8LS
EH28 8NQ
EH53 0HT
EH28 8NG
EH28 8NH
EH52 5LY
EH12 9DN
EH28 8LL
EH12 9FT
EH12 9DP
EH12 9FS
EH52 5SB
EH29 9EG
EH52 5RZ
EH52 5AW
EH52 5RY
EH52 5AP
EH52 5AL
EH52 5PG
EH52 5SA
EH52 6RP
EH52 5HD
EH52 5HE
EH52 5EZ
EH52 5HG
EH29 9EW
EH52 5HA
EH52 5HB
EH52 5EY
EH52 5EU
EH52 5SD
EH52 5HF
EH28 8NJ
EH52 5HJ
EH52 5HH
EH52 5HL
EH52 5ER
EH28 8NL
EH52 5HQ
EH52 5HX
EH52 6PQ
EH52 5SY
EH52 5ET
EH52 5ES
EH52 5EP
EH52 5HW
EH52 5EJ
EH52 5HN
EH52 5HT
EH52 6QT
EH52 5SX
EH52 5SZ
EH52 5EH
EH52 5HP
EH52 5RX
EH52 5EX
EH52 5EW
EH52 5EN
EH27 8DZ
EH52 5HU
EH52 5EQ
EH12 9BL
EH27 8BD
EH52 5EL
EH27 8BQ
EH52 5HR
EH52 6QW
EH12 9BN
EH27 8BE
EH27 8DX
EH52 5QT
EH52 5QH
EH27 8DT
EH27 8BG
EH52 5HS
EH52 5EG
EH52 5RU
EH27 8EB
EH27 8EQ
EH27 8EG
EH52 5QJ
EH28 8NN
EH52 5EF
EH52 5EE
EH52 5AG
EH52 5RT
EH52 5BS
EH52 5QQ
EH52 5BT
EH52 5AF
EH27 8DU
EH52 5BY
EH27 8EA
EH52 5QL
EH52 5BP
EH12 0AN
EH52 5QU
EH52 5AE
EH52 6QN
EH52 5AB
EH27 8EJ
EH52 5QR
EH27 8BY
EH52 5QG
EH52 5QN
EH52 6PP
EH52 5PF
EH52 5QX
EH52 5BJ
EH52 5BW
EH12 0AQ
EH52 5QS
EH52 6ZB
EH52 6ZE
EH52 6YA
EH52 6YG
EH52 6ZA
EH52 6YB
EH52 5YR
EH52 5YS
EH52 5YP
EH52 5YQ
EH52 5YB
EH52 5YJ
EH52 5YN
EH52 5WG
EH52 5YG
EH52 5WE
EH52 5WL
EH52 5WW
EH52 5WF
EH52 5WB
EH52 5WD
EH52 5AA
EH28 8YL
EH28 8YP
EH28 8YD
EH28 8YE
EH28 8YB
EH29 9EH
EH52 5BN
EH52 5QW
EH52 5QF
EH52 5TF
EH12 0AH
EH52 5BL
EH52 5QE
EH52 5QA
EH52 5TE
EH52 6RQ
EH52 6RJ
EH28 8NU
EH52 6PH
EH27 8DY
EH52 6RE
EH52 6SF
EH52 6RH
EH52 5QD
EH52 5RR
EH52 6PJ
EH52 5RS
EH52 5RQ
EH52 5NL
EH52 6RW
EH12 0AL
EH52 5QY
EH52 5RF
EH52 5RG
EH12 0AW
EH52 6SE
EH52 6QX
EH52 6QP
EH52 6RN
EH12 0AZ
EH52 6RG
EH52 5RH
EH52 5RP
EH52 6SA
EH12 0AJ
EH12 9BP
EH52 6ST
EH52 6RF
EH52 6RB
EH52 6SG
EH52 6SD
EH52 6SB
EH12 0AY
EH52 6SS
EH12 9DB
EH52 6RL
EH52 5QZ
EH12 9BW
EH52 6PL
EH52 6RA
EH52 6SQ
EH30 9SR
EH52 6RR
EH52 5RA
EH52 6RY
EH52 6RZ
EH52 6SL
EH27 8ED
EH52 6PG
EH52 6SP
EH52 5PL
EH52 6RS
EH29 9EJ
EH27 8DN
EH52 6RD
EH52 5RL
EH52 6RT
EH52 6RX
EH52 5RB
EH52 6SR
EH52 6SU
EH52 6UB
EH52 5NG
EH52 6PW
EH52 5NQ
EH52 6PR
EH12 9FJ
EH52 6SN
EH52 6TL
EH52 5RE
EH52 6SH
EH52 6QR
EH52 6WP
EH52 6GX
EH52 6PF
EH52 6SJ
EH52 6RU
EH52 5RJ
EH52 5RD
EH52 6SX
EH52 5LN
EH12 0AP
EH52 5QP
EH52 6JW
EH52 5RN
EH52 6UA
EH52 5RW
EH52 6UD
EH12 0AG
EH52 6TR
EH52 6JJ
EH12 9FP
EH29 9EL
EH52 6TP
EH52 6TZ
EH52 6TN
EH52 6JL
EH52 6JN
EH52 6UU
EH52 6SW
EH52 6US
EH52 6HN
EH52 5TB
EH52 6HJ
EH12 9BQ
EH52 5TG
EH52 6TY
EH27 8DS
EH28 8NT
EH12 9BH
EH12 9BG
EH52 6TU
EH52 6UE
EH52 6HW
EH52 6TT
EH52 5YL
EH52 5YX
EH52 6HL
EH52 5LW
EH52 5LF
EH52 6TX
EH52 5YF
EH52 5AH
EH52 5LD
EH52 5YH
EH52 5YE
EH52 5WA
EH52 5LU
EH52 6GY
EH52 6GW
EH52 5LR
EH52 6PS
EH52 5PQ
EH53 0HJ
EH52 6TS
EH52 6QU
EH52 6HR
EH52 5LP
EH29 9EN
EH52 6PU
EH52 6UH
EH52 6GZ
EH52 6UF
EH52 6XW
EH52 5TD
EH52 5LE
EH52 6QJ
EH12 9DD
EH12 0AE
EH30 9SP
EH12 0AT
EH52 5LG
EH52 6HT
EH52 6UG
EH52 5TP
EH27 8DF
EH52 6XN
EH52 6UP
EH12 9BJ
EH52 6PN
EH52 6XQ
EH52 5TW
EH52 6UQ
EH52 6XJ
EH52 5LX
EH52 6XB
EH12 9SB
EH52 6HS
EH12 9BR
EH52 6XL
EH52 5TA
EH53 0HL
EH52 6GA
EH52 5PE
EH52 6UJ
EH52 6UN
EH53 0FB
EH52 5LH
EH52 5SW
EH52 6FB
EH52 6JQ
EH52 6UR
EH12 9BS
EH52 6XH
EH52 6XA
EH53 0LG
EH12 9BZ
EH53 0FG
EH52 6UL
EH53 0HS
EH52 6JH
EH53 0PR
EH52 5LQ
EH52 5TL
EH52 6XR
EH12 9FW
EH53 0HY
EH52 6JG
EH52 6EF
EH52 6UT
EH52 6XS
EH52 6YE
EH52 6YD
EH52 6HP
EH12 9DA
EH52 6UW
EH53 0FD
EH52 6JF
EH52 6WJ
EH52 5NS
EH52 6XT
EH30 9SS
EH52 6PT
EH52 5GZ
EH12 0AD
EH52 5LJ
EH12 9DL
EH53 0ET
EH52 5LL
EH52 6JD
EH52 5SG
EH52 6JE
EH52 6XP
EH27 8BA
EH52 6QS
EH27 8BU
EH53 0FF
EH52 6PE
EH52 6HX
EH52 5GY
EH52 6XU
EH27 8AY
EH27 8AZ
EH52 6AG
EH52 6SZ
EH52 6AB
EH52 6UZ

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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