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 East Lothian

EH33 1EF
EH33 1EG
EH33 1EE
EH33 1EQ
EH33 1ED
EH33 1EH
EH33 2AL
EH33 1EL
EH33 1EJ
EH41 3SX
EH41 4NP
EH41 4HF
EH33 1RW
EH33 1RD
EH33 1RB
EH33 1HE
EH33 1HB
EH33 1EZ
EH33 1EU
EH33 1RE
EH33 1YH
EH41 3SU
EH33 1EP
EH33 1ET
EH33 1HF
EH33 2AJ
EH33 1HD
EH33 1EX
EH33 1RY
EH34 5BG
EH32 0PL
EH33 1WW
EH41 4NR
EH41 3SW
EH33 1QL
EH41 4HE
EH33 1QA
EH33 1PU
EH33 1PZ
EH34 5BQ
EH33 1PT
EH41 4HD
EH33 1QJ
EH33 1EB
EH33 1NR
EH33 1PX
EH33 1PY
EH33 1QB
EH33 1QD
EH34 5BE
EH33 1PS
EH33 1QG
EH33 1PR
EH33 1QS
EH33 1QE
EH33 1PW
EH33 1PP
EH33 1RA
EH33 1PA
EH41 4NN
EH33 1NZ
EH34 5BD
EH33 1QF
EH33 1PL
EH41 3SP
EH33 1PJ
EH33 1PN
EH33 1PB
EH33 1PH
EH33 1PF
EH33 1PG
EH33 1QH
EH34 5BB
EH33 2AH
EH33 1PD
EH33 1PE
EH33 1PQ
EH33 1QN
EH33 1QP
EH41 4NW
EH32 0NZ
EH34 5BJ
EH41 3SN
EH32 0ND
EH33 1EA
EH32 0NA
EH32 0PQ
EH32 0NE
EH41 3SR
EH32 0PB
EH41 4HB
EH32 0NF
EH32 0QZ
EH32 0PA
EH32 0NG
EH41 4HG
EH32 0NY
EH32 0QG
EH32 0LR
EH32 0LT
EH32 0NQ
EH32 0TA
EH41 3SS
EH32 0TB
EH32 0LS
EH32 0NB
EH32 0PD
EH32 0PS
EH32 0NX
EH32 0PE
EH32 0LP
EH32 0LA
EH32 0NU
EH32 0NH
EH34 5BH
EH32 0QU
EH32 0QY
EH32 0QX
EH32 0PF
EH32 0LY
EH32 0LU
EH32 0LB
EH32 0NT
EH32 0NS
EH34 5BA
EH32 0QS
EH32 0QT
EH41 4NL
EH32 0LN
EH32 0LW
EH41 3ST
EH34 5AY
EH32 0LX
EH32 0QN
EH32 0NP
EH32 0QL
EH32 0NW
EH32 0NR
EH32 0LL
EH32 0LD
EH32 0QP
EH32 0PH
EH32 0NJ
EH32 0QW
EH32 0LG
EH32 0QR
EH32 0NN
EH32 0LE
EH32 0LH
EH32 0NL
EH32 0LQ
EH41 3SD
EH32 0LZ
EH41 3TJ
EH41 3SE
EH32 0LJ
EH41 3TF
EH32 0PN
EH32 0LF
EH41 3SZ
EH41 4HQ
EH34 5AZ
EH32 0PP
EH41 3TB
EH41 3RH
EH41 4HA
EH32 0PG
EH41 3RY
EH33 2NL
EH32 0PT
EH41 3RU
EH41 3SY
EH33 2NH
EH41 3RQ
EH32 0PU
EH41 3SF
EH33 2NN
EH41 3RL
EH41 3RJ
EH33 2NQ
EH41 3RG
EH41 3SL
EH34 5AU
EH33 1DX
EH41 4ER
EH34 5AT
EH41 3RX
EH41 4ES
EH34 5DU
EH41 3NQ
EH41 3RN
EH41 3RR
EH41 4EL
EH41 4EJ
EH34 5DP
EH41 3RW
EH41 3RF
EH41 4EN
EH41 3PU
EH41 4EH
EH41 3PF
EH41 4EW
EH41 3RE
EH34 5DR
EH33 1DY
EH41 4EP
EH41 3BH
EH33 1YA
EH33 1YN
EH33 1YD
EH33 1YB
EH32 0ZN
EH32 0ZP
EH32 0YD
EH32 0ZA
EH34 5DW
EH41 3RP
EH32 0ZE
EH32 0ZF
EH41 3BQ
EH41 3AD
EH34 5HJ
EH41 3RS
EH34 5HF
EH33 1YE
EH34 5BY
EH34 5HD
EH34 5DT
EH33 1NB
EH41 3PG
EH34 5EX
EH34 5DN
EH41 3BG
EH32 0PW
EH41 4NT
EH41 3PE
EH34 5HH
EH41 4NH
EH41 3PB
EH34 5AS
EH41 3BJ
EH41 4NU
EH41 4NJ
EH41 4RY
EH34 5HY
EH34 5EZ
EH34 5HE
EH41 3RD
EH41 4NX
EH34 5YD
EH34 5HQ
EH41 3SJ
EH41 4RR
EH41 3RT
EH34 5YB
EH41 3BD
EH33 2AQ
EH34 5DL
EH41 3RB
EH33 2AW
EH41 4NS
EH41 3BE
EH41 4RP
EH33 1DZ
EH32 0SL
EH41 3PD
EH32 0QE
EH41 3PP
EH32 0QF
EH41 3BL
EH41 4RS
EH41 4RT
EH41 3BF
EH41 3PS
EH34 5HB
EH41 3BW
EH41 3BB
EH41 4RX
EH41 4RU
EH41 4ED
EH34 5HA
EH41 4EQ
EH41 3AY
EH41 3PA
EH41 3AU
EH33 2PY
EH41 3PX
EH41 4DZ
EH33 2AU
EH41 3RA
EH33 2AT
EH34 5AB
EH41 3PR
EH34 5DB
EH33 2PU
EH41 3BN
EH41 4DX
EH41 3BP
EH41 3BA
EH34 5AD
EH41 3BS
EH33 1JT
EH41 3AT
EH33 1JU
EH33 1JX
EH41 3NZ
EH34 5AA
EH34 5DA
EH41 4EA
EH41 4HS
EH41 3AS
EH33 2AS
EH41 3SG
EH41 4EG
EH33 1HP
EH33 2PT
EH34 5DD
EH41 4DT
EH34 5DS
EH33 1JS
EH34 5HL
EH41 4DQ
EH41 3AZ
EH41 3NY
EH33 1HR
EH41 4HR
EH33 1HS
EH33 2QE
EH33 2PE
EH41 3AX
EH33 2EF
EH34 5DE
EH41 3BT
EH41 3AR
EH33 1LS
EH41 3AP
EH33 1JR
EH33 1HU
EH41 4DY
EH41 3AW
EH34 5BW
EH34 5DF
EH41 4HT
EH41 3NX
EH41 3BU
EH34 5AE
EH33 2PX
EH34 5AF
EH33 1HT
EH33 2PB
EH33 2AY
EH33 1HW
EH33 2AX
EH33 2PA
EH41 4AZ
EH34 5DJ
EH33 1HY
EH33 1JW
EH41 3BX
EH41 4DS
EH33 2AR
EH41 4DU

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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