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

EH39 5BJ
EH39 5BQ
EH39 5BG
EH39 5BF
EH39 5LH
EH39 5BE
EH39 5BH
EH39 5LG
EH39 5LQ
EH39 5LJ
EH39 5LE
EH39 5LL
EH39 5BD
EH39 5LD
EH39 5JS
EH39 5JR
EH39 5JT
EH41 3SB
EH39 5BL
EH39 5JU
EH39 5BT
EH41 3SA
EH39 5BN
EH39 5JY
EH39 5LN
EH39 5JP
EH41 3TD
EH39 5JZ
EH39 5BB
EH39 5JX
EH39 5LF
EH39 5LA
EH41 3TE
EH41 3TH
EH39 5LB
EH39 5AR
EH39 5LW
EH39 5JL
EH39 5AS
EH41 4PU
EH41 3SH
EH39 5AP
EH41 3WE
EH39 5BA
EH39 5JN
EH40 3EA
EH39 5AZ
EH39 5JW
EH39 5BU
EH41 3QQ
EH41 3QH
EH39 5BS
EH41 3QW
EH41 3QG
EH41 3QJ
EH40 3EB
EH41 3QT
EH41 3QF
EH41 3QL
EH41 3QP
EH41 3QN
EH41 3PH
EH41 3QE
EH41 3PJ
EH41 3QD
EH41 3QB
EH41 3QR
EH41 3SQ
EH41 3PL
EH41 3PQ
EH41 3PZ
EH41 3QA
EH41 3QS
EH39 5LP
EH41 3PN
EH41 3LP
EH41 3PW
EH41 4BF
EH41 3PY
EH41 3NG
EH40 3DY
EH41 3LR
EH41 3ND
EH41 3JU
EH41 4BA
EH41 3LU
EH41 3LH
EH41 4BD
EH41 3LS
EH41 4BN
EH41 4BB
EH41 3LT
EH41 4PT
EH41 3LJ
EH41 3JF
EH41 4AQ
EH41 3LW
EH41 4AY
EH41 3JX
EH41 4BW
EH41 4RJ
EH41 4BH
EH41 4QE
EH41 3LL
EH41 4AG
EH41 3JS
EH39 5AT
EH41 3LN
EH41 4BE
EH41 3JT
EH41 3JR
EH41 4BL
EH41 3LQ
EH41 4AJ
EH41 3DN
EH41 3SJ
EH41 3NF
EH41 4BQ
EH41 3NE
EH41 3LZ
EH41 4LY
EH41 4AU
EH41 3LG
EH41 4AX
EH41 4AH
EH41 3JB
EH41 3LY
EH41 3LX
EH41 3JP
EH39 5JJ
EH41 3EU
EH41 4NB
EH41 3JN
EH41 3LE
EH41 4AL
EH41 3JL
EH41 3LF
EH41 4BP
EH41 3NH
EH41 3JW
EH41 3SG
EH41 4AW
EH41 4AT
EH41 3WD
EH41 3NA
EH41 3JJ
EH41 3HZ
EH41 3JY
EH41 4AP
EH39 5AH
EH41 4AR
EH41 3BU
EH41 3JH
EH41 3LD
EH41 4AF
EH41 3YF
EH41 3WB
EH41 4LZ
EH41 3JQ
EH41 4RH
EH41 3NB
EH41 3ET
EH41 3EX
EH41 3ER
EH41 4BS
EH41 4AN
EH41 3EP
EH41 3BT
EH41 3EW
EH41 3LB
EH41 3EY
EH41 3LA
EH41 3JG
EH41 3EL
EH41 4BT
EH41 3JE
EH41 3EN
EH41 4DG
EH41 4NQ
EH41 3ES
EH41 3JZ
EH41 3YN
EH41 3YJ
EH41 3YE
EH41 3PT
EH41 3PX
EH41 3EA
EH41 3NL
EH41 3DB
EH41 3ED
EH41 3NJ
EH41 3BS
EH41 3HB
EH41 4BX
EH41 3BX
EH41 4NG
EH41 3DA
EH41 4BU
EH41 3JA
EH41 3EE
EH41 3EJ
EH41 3BZ
EH41 3EG
EH41 4AS
EH41 3BP
EH41 4NA
EH41 3EF
EH41 3NN
EH41 3BY
EH41 4BJ
EH41 3NS
EH41 4BY
EH41 3JD
EH41 3AZ
EH41 3DX
EH41 3AL
EH41 3NW
EH41 4NF
EH41 3BN
EH41 3EQ
EH41 3BA
EH41 3BW
EH41 4BG
EH41 3AH
EH41 4BZ
EH41 3NP
EH41 3EZ
EH41 3NR
EH41 4NE
EH41 3DS
EH41 3AJ
EH41 3AX
EH41 4AE
EH41 9ZZ
EH41 9BG
EH41 9BE
EH41 9BB
EH41 9BD
EH41 9AN
EH41 9AJ
EH41 9AL
EH41 9AG
EH41 9AH
EH41 9AE
EH41 9AF
EH41 9AB
EH41 9AD
EH41 4YT
EH41 9AA
EH41 4YR
EH41 4YS
EH41 4YP
EH41 4YQ
EH41 4YH
EH41 4YJ
EH41 4YF
EH41 4YG
EH41 4WA
EH41 4YA
EH41 4YB
EH41 4PW
EH41 4LX
EH41 3YZ
EH41 3YY
EH41 3YX
EH41 3YU
EH41 3YS
EH41 3YR
EH41 3YH
EH41 3YD
EH41 3WH
EH41 3WG
EH41 3AF
EH41 3DT
EH41 9BH
EH41 9BF
EH41 9BA
EH41 4YD
EH41 3AA
EH41 3YW
EH41 3YQ
EH41 3YG
EH41 3YA
EH41 3YB
EH41 3WA
EH41 3UU
EH41 3TA
EH41 3AG
EH41 3DU
EH41 4AD
EH41 4ND
EH41 3AR
EH41 3HP
EH41 3AN
EH41 4LD
EH41 4DE
EH41 9TB
EH41 9TE
EH41 9TD
EH41 9TA
EH41 9SZ
EH41 3HD
EH41 9SY
EH41 9SX
EH41 9SP
EH41 9SQ
EH41 3HN
EH41 9SH
EH41 9SL
EH41 9SN
EH41 9SJ
EH41 9SD
EH41 9SF
EH41 9SG
EH41 9SE
EH41 9SA
EH41 9SB
EH41 3BL
EH41 3AY
EH41 3AP
EH41 3BB
EH41 3DR
EH41 3HA
EH41 3AQ
EH41 3AE
EH41 4PX
EH39 5NZ
EH41 4ET
EH41 4EE
EH41 3AB
EH41 3HL
EH41 3BF
EH41 3BE
EH41 3NU
EH41 3DD
EH41 3SL
EH41 3AW
EH41 4DD
EH41 3AU
EH41 3AT
EH41 4DH
EH40 3DZ
EH41 3NT
EH41 3AS
EH41 3BD
EH41 4DA
EH41 3BJ
EH41 4DF
EH41 4DL
EH41 3PG
EH39 5AY
EH41 3NZ
EH41 3NX
EH41 3PR
EH41 3NY
EH41 4AB
EH41 4EB
EH39 5AU
EH41 3PA
EH41 3PD
EH41 4AZ
EH41 4DU
EH41 3BG
EH39 5JH
EH41 3PS
EH41 4DY
EH41 3PP
EH41 4DJ
EH39 5YB
EH39 5YJ
EH39 5YE
EH39 5YD
EH39 5YG
EH39 5PZ
EH41 3RA
EH41 4EG
EH41 4DN
EH41 4HT
EH41 3BQ
EH41 4LA
EH41 4LE
EH39 5AN
EH41 3RB
EH41 4DS
EH41 4EQ
EH41 4EA
EH39 5AW
EH41 3PB
EH41 3BH
EH41 4DQ
EH41 4DB
EH41 3PU
EH41 3RT
EH41 3SF
EH39 5JE
EH39 5JD
EH41 3PE
EH41 4DZ
EH39 5JF
EH41 3NQ
EH39 5LT
EH41 3RD
EH41 4DX
EH39 5AF
EH41 3AD
EH41 4DT
EH40 3BW
EH41 4EF
EH41 3RS
EH41 3SY
EH41 3PF
EH41 3DZ
EH40 3BP
EH39 5BW
EH41 4DR
EH41 4ED
EH41 4EU
EH41 4DP
EH41 4AA
EH41 3RP
EH41 4EX
EH41 4DW
EH39 5PA
EH39 5AX
EH41 4RS
EH41 3RR
EH40 3BL
EH41 4RT
EH41 3RW
EH41 3RE
EH41 3RN
EH41 4RU

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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