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 Na H-Eileanan An Iar

Calanais and Callanish
Srom Ban and Strombane
Miabhaig and Meavag
Crothair
Am Baile and Balla
Dail bho Thuath and North Dell
Ceann Shìphoirt
Collam
Claddach Kirkibost and Cladach Chirceboist
Na Buirgh and Borve
Cros and Cross
Gleann dail bho Tuath and North Glendale
Locheport and Loch Euphort
Manish and Mànais
Ceann Tangabhal and Kentangaval
Crùlabhig
Gravir and Grabhair
Gearraidh Bhaird and Garyvard
Tobson
Tangasdal
Taobh a Tuath Loch Aineort and North Locheynort
Labost
Staoinebrig and Stoneybridge
Iochdar and Eochar
Bàgh a' Chàise
Uachdar
Pàirceanan
Meavaig and Miabhaig
Hosta
Fleisirin and Flesherin
Siadar and Shader
Habost and Tàbost
Bàgh Mòr
Acairseid
Greosabhagh
Bornais and Bornish
Eòlaigearraidh and Eoligarry
Bogach
Borgh and Borve
Direcleit and Diraclett
Grithean
Borghastan and Borrowston
Stadhlaigearraidh
Grìminis
Loch Baghasdail and Lochboisdale
Rhughasinish and Rubha Ghaisinis
Siabost and Shawbost
Griais and Gress
Caolas Scalpaigh and Kyles Scalpay
Baile an Truiseil and Ballantrushal
Cairisiadar and Carishader
Fleoideabhagh and Flodabay
Islibhig
Sulaisiadar and Shulishader
Allathasdal and Allasdale
Keose Glebe and Glib Cheois
Uidh
Bràigh na h-Aoidhe
Cirbhig and Kirivick
Àird Mhìghe and Ardvey
Dùn Chàrlabhaigh and Doune Carloway
Creag Ghoraidh and Creagory
Uigean and Uigen
Bun Abhainn Eadarra and Bunavoneadar
Ceann-na-Cleithe
Màraig and Maaruig
Tholmair
Carragraich and Carragreich
Beacrabhaic
Strond and Srannda
Cabharstadh
Brue and Brù
Knock and An Cnoc
Torlum
Suainebost and Swainbost
Melbost and Mealabost
Shiltenish and Sildinis
Baile Ailein
Plocrapol
Calbost
Valtos and Bhaltos
Reinigeadal and Rhenigidale
Botarubha and Botarua
Bhalasaigh
Seisiadar and Sheshader
Geocrab
Lingreabhagh and Lingarabay
Giosla
Drinisiadar and Drinishader
Àird a' Mhulaidh and Ardvourlie
Lìonal and Lionel
Samhla
Àird Dhail
An t-Ob
Gearraidh na h-Aibhne and Garynahine
Kyles Flodda and Caolas Fhlodaigh
Àird Uig
Sgalpaigh and Scalpay
Baile na Creige and Craigston
Sruth Mòr
Baile Mhàrtainn and Balmartin
Iarsiadar
Leumrabhagh and Lemreway
Kilerivagh and Cill Eireabhagh
Scotvein and Scotbheinn
Portvoller and Port Mholair
Miabhaig and Meavaig
Rodel and Roghadail
Cill Donnain and Kildonan
Cuidhtinis
Earsairidh and Earsary
Sgiogarstaigh and Skigersta
Baile na h-Iolairne and Eagleton
Baile Raghnill and Balranald
Vatersay and Bhatarsaigh
Holm and Tolm
Cearsiadair
Lacasaidh
Àird Mhidhinis
Ardmore and Àird Mhòr
Bragar
New Tolsta and Bail' Ur Tholastaidh
Bac
Eòradal and Eorodale
Flodaigh
Dreumasdal and Drimsdale
Grimsay and Griomasaigh
Cliasmol
Frobost
Baile
Dalabrog and Daliburgh
Coilleag
Tong and Tunga
Athmòr and Ahmore
Caolas and Caolis
Gleann Tholastaidh
Swordale and Suardail
Geirinis and Gerinish
Barabhas
Arnol
Na Gearrannan and Garenin
Riof
Marvig and Marbhig
Nis and Ness
Gleann Dail bho Dheas and South Glen Dale
Dail bho Dheas and South Dell
Loch a' Ghainmhich
Ceòs
Timsgearraidh and Timsgarry
Kneep and Cnip
Tacleit and Hacklete
Haun and Haunn
Tobha Beag
Baile nan Cailleach
Taobh a' Ghlinne
Airidh a Bhruaich and Arivruaich
Bruairnis and Bruernish
Àird Mhòr and Ardmhor
Aignish and Aiginis
Àird Cumhang
Tolastadh a' Chaolais and Tolsta Chaolais
Solas and Sollas
Linsiadar and Linshader
Cromor and Cromore
Gabhsann bho Dheas and South Galson
Cliuthar and Cluer
Cleat and Cleit
Àird
Horgabost
Loch nam Madadh and Lochmaddy
Pabail Uarach and Upper Bayble
Eisgein
Crois Dùghaill
Huisinis
Aisgernis and Askernish
Blathaisbhal
Taobh a Deas Loch Aineort and South Locheynort
Leth Meadhanach
Scadabhagh and Scadabay
Cnoc Cuidhein
Hogha Gearraidh and Hougharry
Tobha Beag and Howbeg
Port nan Giùran and Portnaguran
Lower Bayble and Pabail Iarach
Corunna
Taobh a' Deas Baghasdail and South Lochboisdale
Gabhsann bho Thuath
Leacainn and Leachcan
Nasg and Nask
Cladach Iolaraigh
Borve and Borgh
Carnais
Govig and Gobhaig
Steinis
Einacleit
Àird Shleibhe
Peighinn nan Aoireann and Peninerine
Caolas Stocinis and Kyles Stockinish
Steòrnabhagh and Stornoway
Lochcarnan and Loch a' Chàrnain
Ceann Hurnavay
Baghasdail
Tigh a' Ghearraidh and Tigharry
Cuidhir
Tabost and Habost
Barraglom
Lionacleit and Liniclate
Tarbert and An Tairbeart
Cladach Chairinis
Abhainn Suidhe
Gearraidh Bhailteas and Milton
Taobh a' Chaolais and East Kilbride
Claddach Kyles and Cladach a' Chaolais
Ceann a Tuath Loch Baghasdail
Eòropaidh and Eoropie
Seilebost
Boirseam and Borsham
Hacklet and Haclait
Brèibhig and Brevig
Lochportain
Cliobh and Cliff
Tolastadh bho Thuath and North Tolsta
Achamore and Acha Mòr
Garrabost
Ceallan and Kallin
Liurbost
Carloway and Càrlabhagh
Cadha and Caw
Aird Tong and Àird Thunga
Geàrraidh na Mònadh
Port Nis and Port Ness
Àird nan Strùban
Clachan na Luib
Bàgh a'Chaisteil and Castlebay
Ranais
Eadar Dha Fhadhail
Thiarabhagh and Bayherivagh
Brocair and Broker
Orasaigh and Orinsay
Àird Asaig and Ardhasaig
Coig Peighinnean
Cille Pheadair
Leac a' Lì and Lackalee
Lundal and Lundale
Eilean Anabaich
Mangarstadh and Mangersta
Buaile nam Bodach and Balnabodach
Clachan Shannda and Clachan Sands
Breinis
Griminis and Griminish
Bun a' Mhuillinn
Urgha
Dùn Gainmhich and Dunganachy
Fionnsabhagh and Finsbay
Dail Mòr
Smeircleit and Smerclate
Baile a' Mhanaich and Balivanich
Rubha Dubh
Rubha Ban
Loch Sgioport and Lochskipport
Circebost and Kirkibost
Crosbost
Breaclete and Breacleit
Sanndabhaig and Sandwick
Taobh Tuath
Gramasdal
Aird
Tobha Mòr and Howmore
Gearraidh Dubh and Gearradubh
Cairinis
Sgarasta Mhor
Cille Bhrìghde and West Kilbride
Breascleit and Breasclete
Col
Geisiadar
Cladach Chnoc a Lin
Ruisigearraidh and Ruisgarry
Col Uarach and Upper Coll

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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