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

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

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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