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 North Ayrshire

KA13 7RD
KA13 7RX
KA13 7RB
KA11 2AR
KA11 2AP
KA13 7RA
KA13 7RE
KA13 7QZ
KA11 2AS
KA13 7RL
KA13 7RN
KA13 7RW
KA11 2AN
KA13 7QY
KA13 7RG
KA13 7RH
KA13 7QG
KA11 2AU
KA11 2AW
KA11 2AT
KA13 7RJ
KA13 7QX
KA13 7RF
KA13 7RP
KA11 2EE
KA11 2EQ
KA11 2EH
KA11 2YG
KA11 2EW
KA11 2EG
KA11 2EF
KA11 2EL
KA11 2AJ
KA11 2EZ
KA11 2FU
KA11 2FA
KA13 7QU
KA11 2EU
KA11 2AX
KA13 7QR
KA13 7RR
KA13 7QQ
KA11 2EB
KA11 2EP
KA11 2ED
KA11 2ER
KA13 7RU
KA11 2DD
KA11 2ET
KA11 2AY
KA13 7QF
KA11 2BY
KA13 7QP
KA11 2DA
KA11 2EN
KA11 2BF
KA11 2AF
KA11 2BL
KA11 2DW
KA11 2BZ
KA11 2EJ
KA11 2DP
KA11 2DN
KA11 2BJ
KA11 2AG
KA11 2AL
KA11 2DE
KA11 1RT
KA11 2BN
KA11 2AE
KA11 2DL
KA11 2AQ
KA11 1RR
KA11 2EY
KA13 7QT
KA11 2EX
KA11 2BQ
KA11 2AZ
KA11 2DJ
KA11 2DG
KA11 2DH
KA11 2BH
KA11 1QS
KA11 2DQ
KA11 2BP
KA11 2BT
KA11 2DS
KA11 2DZ
KA11 2EA
KA11 2XR
KA13 7QB
KA11 2BS
KA11 1RG
KA11 2BE
KA11 1QT
KA11 1QU
KA11 2BB
KA11 2BU
KA11 1PH
KA11 2BA
KA11 1RQ
KA11 1RH
KA11 1QR
KA11 2BW
KA11 1QP
KA11 1QH
KA11 2DT
KA11 1RP
KA11 2BG
KA11 1PG
KA11 1QE
KA13 7QN
KA11 2BD
KA11 2DU
KA11 1PF
KA11 1BS
KA11 1RE
KA11 2ES
KA11 1QG
KA11 1BT
KA24 4HB
KA11 1PD
KA11 1QN
KA11 2DB
KA11 1PE
KA11 2DX
KA11 2GH
KA11 1PB
KA11 1RS
KA11 1QF
KA11 1RJ
KA11 1RD
KA11 2BX
KA11 2DY
KA11 2DR
KA11 1BL
KA11 1PT
KA11 1PA
KA11 1NU
KA11 1QQ
KA11 1RB
KA11 1NX
KA11 1RA
KA11 1BH
KA11 2GB
KA11 1NY
KA11 1BW
KA11 1NR
KA11 2AD
KA11 1NT
KA11 1BU
KA11 2GE
KA11 2GF
KA11 1NP
KA11 2GD
KA11 1NN
KA11 1QJ
KA11 1BN
KA13 7QW
KA11 1QL
KA11 2GJ
KA11 2GG
KA11 1NL
KA11 1NS
KA11 2GA
KA11 1QA
KA24 4HA
KA11 1AP
KA11 2AB
KA11 2AA
KA11 1NW
KA11 1BJ
KA11 1PU
KA11 1NQ
KA11 1AW
KA11 1QB
KA11 1NJ
KA11 1PR
KA11 1NH
KA11 1AS
KA11 1NG
KA11 2FB
KA12 8TA
KA11 1AR
KA13 7QS
KA11 1BP
KA11 1AT
KA11 1BY
KA24 4EZ
KA11 1AQ
KA11 2FF
KA11 1BG
KA11 1PN
KA11 2FE
KA11 2FD
KA11 2AH
KA13 7QD
KA11 2FL
KA11 2FJ
KA11 1PJ
KA11 3DB
KA11 1AH
KA11 2FG
KA13 7QE
KA11 2FP
KA11 1PW
KA13 7QL
KA11 1PL
KA11 2FT
KA11 2FR
KA11 2FH
KA11 2FN
KA11 1BX
KA11 1PX
KA11 1PP
KA11 1BE
KA11 1AL
KA12 9PH
KA11 2FQ
KA11 1LD
KA11 1AN
KA11 1AG
KA11 1BQ
KA11 1RZ
KA11 1WP
KA13 7JZ
KA13 7LA
KA12 9PJ
KA13 7NA
KA11 1RX
KA11 1AJ
KA13 7LB
KA12 9PQ
KA13 7JX
KA13 7JY
KA11 1LB
KA11 1BA
KA11 1LF
KA11 1BD
KA13 7HU
KA11 1AX
KA12 9PG
KA12 9PF
KA11 1RY
KA13 7RS
KA11 1LL
KA11 1LU
KA12 9PD
KA11 1RL
KA13 7NU
KA11 1LR
KA12 9PT
KA11 1RN
KA13 7LD
KA13 7GY
KA13 7GZ
KA11 1BB
KA13 7LG
KA13 7JL
KA11 1LS
KA12 9PS
KA11 1AF
KA11 1NA
KA11 1AY
KA12 9PA
KA13 7JR
KA11 1AZ
KA13 7JP
KA12 9PE
KA11 1LQ
KA12 9PX
KA11 1RW
KA13 7LH
KA11 1QY
KA12 9PW
KA13 7LE
KA13 7JU
KA12 9PU
KA11 1LX
KA12 9PB
KA11 1LP
KA12 9LU
KA13 7NT
KA13 7LJ
KA13 7LF
KA13 7RT
KA13 7PA
KA12 0YD
KA12 9PR
KA13 7JW
KA13 7QJ
KA13 7JQ
KA13 7LQ
KA12 9NJ
KA13 7JT
KA11 1QZ
KA11 1LE
KA12 0YB
KA13 7LL
KA13 7LN
KA11 1RF
KA13 7NX
KA11 1AA
KA12 0YJ
KA12 9NH
KA11 1AD
KA11 3DA
KA11 1AU
KA13 7NS
KA12 9NL
KA12 9LZ
KA13 7JS
KA12 9NE
KA12 9LY
KA13 7NR
KA12 9LS
KA12 9LL
KA11 1LZ
KA13 7NY
KA13 7QA
KA12 0YE
KA13 7LW
KA12 9HW
KA11 1AE
KA12 9NF
KA12 9LX
KA13 7JN
KA12 9LR
KA12 9LJ
KA13 7JJ
KA12 9NA
KA12 9LT
KA11 1RU
KA13 7LS
KA12 9NQ
KA12 9HR
KA13 7JG
KA11 1YD
KA11 1YB
KA11 1WE
KA11 1SJ
KA11 1SH
KA11 1QW
KA11 1FB
KA11 1SQ
KA11 1SB
KA12 9HS
KA11 1LY
KA12 9HN
KA12 9LP
KA12 9NB
KA12 9LW
KA12 9NN
KA12 9NP
KA13 7JH
KA12 9NG
KA13 7NP
KA13 7NN
KA12 9LG
KA12 9NS
KA12 9HJ
KA12 9HP
KA12 9NT
KA12 9ND
KA13 7GW
KA12 9HE
KA24 4EY
KA12 9NY
KA12 9NR
KA12 9HL
KA12 9HH
KA11 1NZ
KA12 9NW
KA12 0YF
KA12 9NX
KA11 1LN
KA11 1PZ
KA13 7JF
KA11 1PS
KA13 7LU
KA12 9LE
KA12 9NU
KA11 1LG
KA11 1LW
KA13 7LP
KA12 9LN
KA13 7HX
KA12 9HQ
KA11 1LT
KA12 9JW
KA11 1PY
KA12 9JN
KA11 1JX
KA13 7HY
KA12 9HF
KA12 9JL
KA12 9HZ
KA13 7NW
KA12 8TG
KA12 8TB
KA13 7PF
KA13 7NL
KA11 1LH
KA12 9EW
KA12 9HT
KA11 1LJ
KA13 7QH
KA12 9EZ
KA12 9LQ
KA13 7JE
KA13 7BX
KA13 7PR
KA12 9HG
KA11 1NE
KA11 3BW
KA12 8SZ
KA13 7PB
KA11 1JU
KA13 7NJ
KA12 9JP
KA12 9JJ
KA12 9HB
KA12 9HX
KA12 9HY
KA11 1PQ
KA11 1ND
KA12 9AL
KA12 9JT
KA12 9JR
KA12 9EH
KA12 9HU
KA13 7NQ
KA12 9JA
KA11 1JY
KA13 7PW
KA11 1JG
KA12 9EQ
KA12 9JY
KA12 9LH
KA12 9EY
KA12 9AH
KA12 9HA
KA12 9EU
KA11 3BP
KA11 1NF
KA12 9JU
KA12 9JS
KA12 0NE

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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