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 Highland

Easter Clunes
Back of Keppoch and Cùl na Ceapaich
Dunnet
Alcaig
Inverdruie
Portmahomack
Dalwhinnie
Letterewe
Invergarry
Erbusaig
Croftown
Achterneed
Glencoe
Gillen
Malagar and Maligar
Peinmore
Wester Balblair
An t-Aodann Ban and Edinbane
Reiskmore
Huna
Opinan
Newton
Spittal
Boraraig and Borreraig
Aird
Glen Moriston
Culkein Drumbeg
Glen Conon and Gleann Conain
Sròndubh
Balchraggan
Leanach
Scotscalder
Redpoint
Lentran
Ardgay
Thrumster
Ardelve
Strathcanaird
Advie
Torlundy
Auchtertyre
Blackpark
Baile nan cnoc and Balnaknock
Galltair
Gedintailor and Gead an t-Sailleir
Tomich
Braefindon
Broallan
Redburn
Duror
Bracadale
Achgarve
Lòndubh
Moy
Talladale
Toscaig
Harpsdale
Fanagmore
An t-Òrd and Ord
Oskaig and Osgaig
Achriesgill
Kinloch Hourn
Springfield
Inver
Galtraigeall and Galtrigill
Smerlie
Camusnagaul
Uigshader
Feolaig and Feorlig
Bearnasdal and Bernisdale
Aultvaich
Davidston
Lochcarron
Cannich
Inverroy
Lemlair
Orabost and Orbost
Claggan
Camustianavaig and Camas Tianabhaig
Newport
Easter Kinkell
Ardindrean
Badachro
Ardnarff
Corntown
Croy
Ceann Tragha and Kentra
A' Mhointeach and Moss
Bohuntine
Blarmachfoldach
Ardnagrask
Duthil
Peterburn
An Fhadail Dubh and Newton of Ardtoe
Laggan
Gairloch
Kerrow
Inveralligin
Mid Clyth
Lonemore
Kirkhill
Rhitongue
Insh
Banavie and Banbhaidh
Achadh a'Choirce and Achachork
Cunndainn and Contin
Drumchork
Aisig and Ashaig
Ratagan
Invershin
Inshes
Murkle
Barbaraville
Greenland
Kingussie
Invernaver
Newton of Cromarty
Rhinamain
Aultvoulin
First Coast
Fendom
Dornoch
Dulnain Bridge
Leacnasaide
Penifiler and Peighinn nam Fìdhleir
Dùn Bheagan and Dunvegan
Newlands of Culloden
Fourpenny
An t-Ollach and Ollach
Sarclet
Blandy
Clayock
Duntulm
Unapool
Avoch
Balvaird
Glasnakille
Drumguish
Spean Bridge
Gearr Lochaidh and Gairlochy
Cove
Dunmore
Kilmachalmack
Laga and Lag Ath
Rogart
Hill of Fearn
Forss
Ullinish and Uilbhinnis
Wester Galcantray
Lamington
Auchintoul
Badachonacher
Oldshoremore
Brae of Achnahaird
Tannach
Camas-luinie
Borve and Borbh
Aultgrishan
Achnandarach
Digg and An Dig
Loggie
Reiss
Balleigh
Loaneckheim
Balachuirn
Totaig
Cinnseaborg and Kingsburgh
Stratherrick
Fanellan
Cullicudden
Barrock
Jamestown
Corpach and A'Chorpaich
Westfield
Arnisdale
Torgormack
Gorstan
Mellon Udrigle
Ballachulish
Staxigoe
Duncanston
Croftnacriech
Catlodge
Ardendrain
Druim Fhearna and Drumfearn
Culbokie
Piperhill
Badluarach and Badluachrach
Lochindorb
Clardon
Portnalong
Melvaig
Inverness and Inbhir Nis
Aberchalder
Pitmaduthy
Dixonfield
Balgown
Backies
Halistra
Clais an Easaidh and Clashnessie
Resolis
Badrallach
Weydale
Castle Hill
Bowertower
Inverarish
Na Torrin and Torrin
Keppoch
Skirza
Inchmore
Kinveachy
Hill of Forss
Coille Mhorgil
Knockbreck
Kildary
Viewhill
Feabuie
East Watten
Latheron
Newlands of Geise
Camusterrach
Kildonan and Cill Donnain
Rosehall
Lynchat
Gansclet
Lochluichart
Cradlehall
Braeintra
Breabost
Arabella
Brae
Linicro and Lionacro
Balmeanach and Am Baile Meadhanach
Daviot
East Croachy
Allt a' Chruinn
Breakachy
Achmore
Upper Lybster
Tarbet
Muie
Polloch
Ceann Gheàrr Loch and Kingairloch
Camus Inas
Blackwood
Fortrose
Marrel
Beauly
Ceann Loch Muideart and Kinlochmoidart
Lael Forest
Bishop Kinkell
Stor and Stoer
Hartmount
Bower
Balintore
Braefield
Clachaig
An Saìlean and Salen
Kinloch
Caol
Inchree
Flodigarry
Shiel Bridge
Little Torboll
Tornagrain
Moss-side
Blaich and Blathaich
Dunbeath
Balnabruich
Sangobeg
Londain
Skye of Curr
Fort Augustus
Drynoch
Gleann Dail and Glen Dale
Easterton
Druimindarroch
Myrelandhorn
Achantraid and Achintraid
Badcall
Rearquhar
Applecross
Glenbrittle
Mybster
Scrabster
Srath Carran
Foyers
Tormore
North Fearns
Braetongue
Tongue
Tirryside
Kincraig
Lower Breakish and Breacais Ìosal
Kilchoan
Sron an t-Sithein and Strontian
Achluachrach
Lothmore
Clynelish
Janetstown
Achreamie
Am Blàran Odhar and Bettyhill
North Erradale
Rhuvoult
Os and Ose
Berriedale
Isauld
Achnacloich
Reraig
Hallin
Leirinmore
Tarscabhaig and Tarskavaig
Kilbeg
Swordale
Glaichbea
Camus Croise and Camascross
Uig
Keiss
Aird and An Àird
Balvraid
Smoo
Calligarry
Auldearn
Achadh na Sine and Achnasheen
Ullapool
Pitcalnie
Dava
Port Mòr
Raffin
Altandhu
Diuranais and Durness
Hastigrow
South Ballachulish
Pittentrail
Sand
Rychraggan
Bottacks
Newtonmore
Achaphubuil
Toravaig and Tòrabhaig
Tain
Badbea
Lairg and Luirg
Struy
Ruisaurie
Navidale
Tote
An Torran Uaine and Heatherfield
Eynort
Eskadale
Drumnadrochit
Ackergillshore
Carnach
Waterloo and Achadh a' Chùirn
Muir of Fairburn
Invergordon
Am Ploc and Plockton
Upper Badcall
Pollo
Rhenetra
Broubster
Kinbeachie
Melness
Fernilea
Evelix
Carbost
Braemore
Oldshore Beg
Kilcoy
A' Chill
Strone
Culburnie
Tomacharich
Srath Gairbh and Strath Garve
Ardross
Alness
Latheronwheel
Poolewe
Milton
Harrapul and Harrapool
Mìolabhaig and Milovaig
Halkirk
Knockally
Cantraywood
Strathy
Portskerra
Lethallt and Lealt
Roskhill
Auchteraw
Dalmore
Skerray
Hilton of Cadboll
Achanalt
Vatten
Shieldaig
Dingwall
Inverinate
Ardvannie
South Garvan
Clach Toll and Clachtoll
Kirkibost
Balmore
Strathpeffer
West Helmsdale
Druim-aoidh and Drumuie
Landhallow
Laide
Loans of Tullich
Cromdale
Reiff
Crathie
Camas-longart
Oykel Bridge
Armadale
Roybridge
Scarfskerry
Dalchork
Durnamuck
Marishader and Maraiseader
Broomhill
Ussie
Dores
Marybank
Dochgarroch
Duisdeil Beag and Duisdalebeg
Dallcharn
Munlochy
Fearann Dhomhnaill and Ferindonald
Edderton
Achduchil
Rosemarkie
Ardheslaig
Trioslaig and Trislaig
Gartymore
Cornhill
Talisker
Gleann Uige and Glen Uig
Nigg
Shebster
Clo Mhuillin and Clovullin
Letters
Clephanton
Hope
Balchrick
Àird
Polglass
Spinningdale
Roster
Shieldaig and Sildeag
Coldbackie
Heribost
An t-Àth Leathann and Broadford
Thurso
Brough
Newton of Ferintosh
Ardessie
Bilbster
Armadail and Armadale
Cromarty
Lochside
An Gearraidh Mòr and Gearymore
Brawlbin
Klibreck
Knockbain
Calder Mains
Fettes
Golspie
Rhicullen
Whaligoe
Annishader
East Clyne
Mol-chlach
Kinloch Laggan
Teandalloch
Onich
Suledale
Grotaig
Balmacara
Eabost and Eubost
Reaster
Satran
Forse
Drumbuie
Grealin
Gorthleck
Drumsmittal
Brecknish
Belladrum
Kinlochleven
Soyal
Rattar
Lochyside and Taobh Lochaidh
Stafainn and Staffin
Hilton
Durran
Achiltibuie
Haster
Whiterow
Sordale
Balnadelson
Balgowan
Blairninich
Ferness
Airdens
Polbain
Castletown
Gillock
Annat
Sibster
Trumpan
Lieurary
Birichen
Hillhead
Peighinn a' Chorrain and Peinachorrain
Naast
Àth-Tharracail and Acharacle
North Kessock
Badninish
Glackmore
Errogie
Tore
Boat of Garten
Kingsteps
Fhaighear Mhòir and Firemore
Badcaul
Rhue
Peinaha
Caol Acain and Kyleakin
Heasta and Heaste
Ardmair
Caol Loch Aillse and Kyle of Lochalsh
An Druim Beag and Drumbeg
Achfrish
Farr
Cul nan Cnoc and Culnacnoc
Clashmore
Drochaid Chàrr and Carrbridge
Kilmuir
Strath Rusdale
Reay
Morvich
Little Scatwell
Loch an Inbhir and Lochinver
Tarbat Mains
Nethy Bridge
Balnabruaich
Grudie
Lochgarthside
Lochailort and Ceann Loch Aileart
Balmeanach and Baile Meadhanach
Glenancross
Lower Diabaig
Portgower
Kilvaxter and Cille a' Bhacstair
Luib
Glen More
Duackbridge
Whitebridge
Portree and Port Rìgh
Scourie Mor
Ackergill
Dornie
Inverasdale
Breckrey
Newtown
Camore
Alltsigh
Achrimsdale
Strath
Mellon Charles
Crask
Kilmaluag
Kensaleyre and Ceann Sail Eighre
Auckengill
Dìurinis and Diùranais
Second Coast
Caol Reatha and Kylerhea
Dalreavoch
East Langwell
Strome Ferry
Sgonnsair and Sconser
Bowermadden
Delnies
Garve and Gairbh
Achlyness
Culrain
Easter Lonvine
An Nead and Nedd
An Teanga and Teangue
Park Bernisdale
Gills
Poles
Maryburgh
Shandwick
Grantown-on-Spey
Sgalamus and Skulamus
Shinness
Colbost and Cealabost
Upper Gills
Clachamish
Ardvasar and Àird a' Bhasair
Knockdee
South Erradale
DuisdeiI Mòr and Duisdalemore
Inveran
Ardcharnich
Slochd
Tomatin
Craigrory
Dounie
Kiltarlity
Farley
Easter Mandally
Lethendry
Watten
Nairn
An Fasadh Feàrna and Fassfern
Kinlochewe and Ceann Loch Iù
Feadan
Newhall
Kinbrace
Kilmore
Ormiscaig
Totardor
Bonar Bridge
Lochanhully
Gergask
Wick
Coylumbridge
Leachachan
Flaiseader and Flashader
Gearros and Garros
Urray
Dunlichity
Roag
Moyness
Creich
Newtonhill
Carse of Bayfield
Bogallan
Ard-dhubh
Crask of Aigas
Baile-Eoghain and Evanton
Foindle
Alturlie
Auchindrean
Howe
Lochend
Occumster
Scourie
Sgianaidin and Skinidin
Leckmelm
Skelbo Muir
Achadh Fairidh and Achfary
Achilty
Kincardine
Cuil
Syre
Muir of Ord
Sallachy
Fleuchary
Lusta
West Langwell
Littleferry
Leachkin
Àrasaig and Arisaig
Embo
Doll
Brora
Cnot and Knott
Kalnakill
Merkadale
North Watten
Alligin Shuas
Tighnafiline
Achow
Blairmore
Kinlochbervie
Sanna
Stronaba
Ailbhinn and Elphin
Glenmore
Ealaghol and Elgol
Windhill
Killilan
John o' Groats
Kirtomy
Sgeitheabost and Skeabost
Balblair
Badenscallie
Dundonnell
Cawdor
An Sruthan and Struan
Inchnadamph
Rhiconich
Ramasaig
Rockfield
Melvich and Meabhaich
Torroble
Glenelg
Camustiel
Lybster
Sheader and Siadair
Killen
Malaig and Mallaig
Dunan and An Dùnan
Glenfinnan and Ghlean Fhionnainn
Bun Abhainn Seileach and Shielfoot
Bun a' Mhuilinn and Bunavullin
Letterfearn
Corran
Earlais and Earlish
Jemimaville
Stein
Invermoriston
Lochshell
Tokavaig and Tòcabhaig
Gleann Borrodail and Glenborrodale
North Ballachulish
Hungladder
Corry of Ardnagrask
East Helmsdale
Whiteface
Cùl-cinn and Culkein
Valtos and Bhaltos
Kentallen
Invershiel
Eilanreach
Treaslane
Glenuachdarach
Brenachie
Cantray
Dalchalm
Craig
Eilean Iarmain and Isleornsay
Balmeanach
Scaniport
Littelmill
Altnaharra
Torridon
Kishorn
Achavanich
Breacais Ard and Breakish
Achavandra Muir
Alterwall
Sàsaig and Saasaig
Culduie
Fiskavaig and Fioscabhaig
Srath Nabhair and Strathnaver
Laid and Leathaid
Corsback
Ardaneaskan
Cabrich
North Tarrel
Ardersier
Astle
Port Henderson
Balintraid
Conon Bridge
Lewiston
Kinlochmore
Knockfarrel
Bhatairsteinn and Waterstein
Feshiebridge
Harlois and Harlosh
Balnain
Smerral
Fort William and An Gearasdan
East Mey
Kilbride and Cille Bhrìghde
Aviemore
Bundalloch
Raddery
Portuairk
Totscore
Àird Tobha and Ardtoe
Balnaguisich
An Cadha Ruadh and Caroy
Ardmore
West Clyne
Big Sand
Newmore
Tarvie
Airigh Bheagaig and Arivegaig
Lonmore
Stromemore
Inverie
Lower Tullich
Lower Dounreay
Newmills
Aultbea
Canisbay
Keoldale
Drinan
Easter Head
Badanloch
Strathtongue
Avernish
Geary
Boor
Alvie

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)
Maximum
Fee
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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