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

EH42 1RJ
EH42 1UU
EH42 1US
EH42 1UY
EH42 1RL
EH42 1UX
EH42 1UZ
EH42 1RE
EH42 1RA
EH42 1RD
EH42 1RH
EH42 1XY
EH42 1FD
EH42 1SJ
EH42 1FE
EH42 1FF
EH42 1GQ
EH42 1FG
EH42 1GR
EH42 1FJ
EH42 1GA
EH42 1GB
EH42 1GS
EH42 1QG
EH42 1GD
EH42 1WQ
EH42 1BF
EH42 1XD
EH42 1GG
EH42 1GH
EH42 1GE
EH42 1XU
EH42 1YS
EH42 1XZ
EH42 1GJ
EH42 1GN
EH42 1GL
EH42 1GF
EH42 1RU
EH42 1QX
EH42 1WP
EH42 1RW
EH42 1QL
EH42 1WL
EH42 1YG
EH42 1YH
EH42 1YL
EH42 1YN
EH42 1YP
EH42 1YY
EH42 1YZ
EH42 1RP
EH42 1QN
EH42 1SS
EH42 1QF
EH42 1RT
EH42 1YQ
EH42 1RS
EH42 1ZA
EH42 1ZH
EH42 1RF
EH42 1ZB
EH42 1ZE
EH42 1ZD
EH42 1RB
EH42 1NB
EH42 1RR
EH42 1GP
EH42 1NA
EH42 1RX
EH42 1RG
EH42 1QJ
EH42 1LU
EH42 1XB
EH42 1LD
EH42 1LE
EH42 1FZ
EH42 1QZ
EH42 1TR
EH42 1LZ
EH42 1PZ
EH42 1TJ
EH42 1YD
EH42 1UD
EH42 1PP
EH42 1QW
EH42 1LX
EH42 1LY
EH42 1UB
EH42 1PH
EH42 1PJ
EH42 1PS
EH42 1PW
EH42 1YF
EH42 1JS
EH42 1WJ
EH42 1UG
EH42 1PQ
EH42 1GW
EH42 1RQ
EH42 1PR
EH42 1TP
EH42 1UF
EH42 1PF
EH42 1PT
EH42 1TZ
EH42 1PL
EH42 1DR
EH42 1YE
EH42 1SH
EH42 1NF
EH42 1QH
EH42 1PG
EH42 1UA
EH42 1PN
EH42 1NE
EH42 1PU
EH42 1DP
EH42 1YA
EH42 1DS
EH42 1UE
EH42 1TS
EH42 1ND
EH42 1QA
EH42 1PE
EH42 1LJ
EH42 1DT
EH42 1LH
EH42 1UQ
EH42 1LG
EH42 1DW
EH42 1DJ
EH42 1PX
EH42 1UL
EH42 1TT
EH42 1TU
EH42 1JX
EH42 1YB
EH42 1LW
EH42 1YR
EH42 1UH
EH42 1QB
EH42 1LQ
EH42 1PY
EH42 1DU
EH42 1DH
EH42 1LF
EH42 1DQ
EH42 1TW
EH42 1LP
EH42 1NL
EH42 1DZ
EH42 1UJ
EH42 1LB
EH42 1PD
EH42 1NZ
EH42 1NR
EH42 1LN
EH42 1UN
EH42 1JU
EH42 1DG
EH42 1DX
EH42 1NY
EH42 1PA
EH42 1PB
EH42 1NP
EH42 1QD
EH42 1NJ
EH42 1NW
EH42 1JR
EH42 1EE
EH42 1EA
EH42 1TX
EH42 1LS
EH42 1NT
EH42 1EB
EH42 1NS
EH42 1RN
EH42 1WA
EH42 1TN
EH42 1LR
EH42 1WN
EH42 1DY
EH42 1JP
EH42 1DL
EH42 1UR
EH42 1LT
EH42 1SL
EH42 1DF
EH42 1EJ
EH42 1FT
EH42 1JY
EH42 1NU
EH42 1NQ
EH42 1LA
EH42 1QY
EH42 1LL
EH42 1EL
EH42 1NN
EH42 1JZ
EH42 1UP
EH42 1EG
EH42 1EH
EH42 1NG
EH42 1UT
EH42 1QE
EH42 1BP
EH42 1DD
EH42 1NH
EH42 1GT
EH42 1WU
EH40 3YW
EH40 3YH
EH40 3WX
EH40 3YA
TD13 9AB
TD13 9AA
EH40 3WW
TD13 5WA
EH42 9AF
EH42 1ZJ
EH42 1ZF
EH42 1YJ
EH42 1WX
EH42 1WW
EH42 1WT
EH42 1WS
EH42 1WR
EH42 1WH
EH42 1WD
EH42 1WB
EH42 1WF
EH42 1WE
TD13 5WD
EH42 1DN
EH42 1EN
EH42 1JE
EH42 1AA
EH42 1BQ
EH42 1BG
EH42 1AF
EH42 1DE
EH42 1TY
EH42 1GZ
EH42 1QQ
EH42 1JF
EH42 1HA
EH42 1HB
EH42 1ST
EH42 1GY
EH42 1BS
EH42 1JH
EH42 1EW
EH42 1BZ
EH42 1UW
EH42 1BE
EH42 1DA
EH42 1AL
EH42 1BJ
EH42 1BB
EH42 1WG
EH42 1BL
EH42 1AN
EH42 1BX
EH42 1BY
EH42 1BA
EH42 1HD
EH42 1BW
EH42 1DB
EH42 1NX
EH42 1EP
EH42 1ED
EH42 1HZ
EH42 1JN
EH42 1BU
EH42 1BN
EH42 1BT
EH42 1JG
EH42 1AW
EH42 1BH
EH42 1BD
EH42 1AZ
EH42 1JT
EH42 1ER
EH42 1TL
EH42 1AY
EH42 1FU
EH42 1AX
EH42 1JJ
EH42 1AP
EH42 1SW
EH42 1AJ
EH42 1JQ
EH42 1HF
EH42 1JW
EH42 1JD
EH42 1AU
EH42 1ES
EH42 1JB
EH42 1HE
EH42 1AS
EH42 1AH
EH42 1EY
EH42 1HG
EH42 1SN
EH42 1JL
EH42 1AT
EH42 1AB
EH42 1JA
EH42 1AQ
EH42 1AG
EH42 1AD
EH42 1ET
EH42 1EZ
EH42 1GU
EH42 1AE
EH42 1EX
EH42 1HL
EH42 1HQ
EH42 1HJ
EH42 1HH
EH42 1GX
EH42 1HP
EH42 1XE
EH42 1HN
EH42 1AR
EH42 1EU
EH42 1FN
EH42 1HR
EH42 1HS
EH42 1HX
EH42 1HU
EH42 1HW
EH42 1HY
EH42 1HT
EH42 1SU
EH42 1SA
EH42 1SQ
EH42 1EQ
EH42 1SR
EH42 1RY
EH42 1SG
EH42 1SX
EH42 1XF
EH42 1TB
EH42 1RZ
EH42 1SB
EH42 1EF
EH42 1SY
EH42 1TF
EH42 1SD
EH42 1SP
EH42 1SE
EH42 1XG

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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