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

EH30 9SS
EH30 9SE
EH30 9QZ
EH30 9PQ
EH30 9YA
EH30 9YB
EH30 9PB
EH30 9YE
EH30 9PE
EH30 9PA
EH30 9YD
EH30 9LX
EH30 9UP
EH30 9PD
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EH30 9PH
EH30 9QG
EH30 9QP
EH30 9NY
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EH30 9LU
EH30 9QW
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EH30 9UJ
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EH30 9ND
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EH30 9WX
EH30 9QB
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EH30 9NE
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EH30 9TG
EH30 9HX
EH30 9RL
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EH30 9XN
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EH29 9EH
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EH29 9FT
EH30 9ST
EH29 9FS
EH29 9LA
EH29 9GD
EH29 9FW
EH30 9TS
EH29 9FX
EH29 9FJ
EH29 9LD
EH29 9GE
EH29 9FQ
EH29 9LB
EH29 9GB
EH30 9TD
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EH29 9EQ
EH52 6WJ
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EH29 9EX
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EH29 9BT
EH30 9SH
EH29 9GA
EH29 9BZ
EH29 9BU
EH29 9BD
EH29 9YB
EH29 9BX
EH29 9BE
EH29 9BG
EH29 9DA
EH29 9YA
EH29 9DH
EH29 9AS
EH29 9PA
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EH29 9DD
EH29 9HB
EH29 9FB
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EH29 9DQ
EH29 9DE
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EH29 9AZ
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EH29 9HJ
EH30 9SN
EH29 9DG
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EH29 9DW
EH30 9TR
EH29 9DP
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EH29 9DU
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KY11 1LE
KY11 1HA
KY11 1JB
KY11 1JJ
KY11 1PD
KY11 1JA
EH29 9EA
KY11 1HB
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KY11 1ET
EH29 9DZ
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EH12 9DP
EH52 6QD
EH52 6RE
EH12 9HB
EH30 9SL
EH28 8SN
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EH52 6GB
EH12 0AH
EH52 6QS
EH30 9TN
EH28 8TH
EH52 6WP
EH52 6RB
EH12 0AJ
EH12 0AW
EH12 0AQ
EH28 8TG
EH30 9TQ
EH28 8SW
EH28 8AU
EH52 6RQ
EH30 9TJ
EH30 9TH
EH29 9EB
EH12 0AP
EH12 0AL
EH52 6RF
EH52 6RG
EH52 6RH
EH52 6RA
EH52 6RP
EH52 6RJ
EH12 9FZ
EH30 9TW
EH52 6RS
EH28 8SP
EH28 8TD
EH52 6TL
EH28 8SL
EH28 8SY
EH12 0AZ
EH28 8SZ
EH12 0AS
EH12 9FS
EH12 0AY
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EH52 6RU
EH28 8QW
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EH52 6RW
EH28 8TA
EH28 8TN
EH28 8NG
EH52 6RL
EH52 6RX
EH28 8TB
EH52 6TP
EH28 8PP
EH28 8SH
EH28 8QG
EH12 9FT
EH28 8SR
EH28 8SS
EH28 8NZ
EH28 8LT
EH28 8LR
EH28 8LP
EH52 6PU
EH28 8ND
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EH28 8NE
EH28 8LJ
EH52 6RY
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EH28 8PR
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EH28 8ST
EH28 8PS
EH52 6SX
EH12 0AG
EH28 8TR
EH28 8PX
EH52 6RZ
KY11 1HJ
EH28 8LL
EH28 8QQ
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EH28 8SU
EH52 6QU
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EH52 5PY
EH52 6QA
EH28 8PY
EH28 8PU
EH52 6TT
EH12 0AT
EH12 0AR
EH28 8TS
EH28 8TE
EH28 8LN
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EH52 6SD
KY11 1HH
KY11 1HL
EH28 8LH
EH52 6UB
EH30 9TP
EH52 6UA
KY11 1HD
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EH28 8QF
EH28 8PT
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EH12 0AE
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KY11 1HN
EH28 8PL
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EH28 8QA
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KY11 1HX
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KY11 2DY
EH28 8QE
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EH28 8QP
EH12 9BN
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EH28 8QJ
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EH28 8QB
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EH28 8NQ
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EH28 8JY
EH52 6UR
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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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