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

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

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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