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 Renfrewshire

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PA13 4NY
PA13 4PD
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PA13 4NU
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PA13 4QS
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PA13 4RY
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PA13 4HP
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PA13 4RX
PA13 4JL
PA13 4SG
PA13 4JW
PA13 4JN
PA13 4JU
PA13 4JF
PA13 4JB
PA11 3SN
PA13 4SY
PA13 4JT
PA11 3SB
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PA11 3SQ
PA11 3NL
PA13 4RZ
PA11 3NQ
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PA11 3TN
PA11 3TD
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PA11 3SE
PA11 3TL
PA11 3TR
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PA11 3TF
PA11 3TP
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PA11 3SP
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PA11 3SD
PA13 4ST
PA11 3FD
PA11 3TE
PA11 3TH
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PA13 4SQ
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PA11 3SA
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PA11 3QX
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PA11 3TG
PA11 3QT
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PA14 6YN
PA11 3RZ
PA11 3QY
PA11 3SY
PA11 3TJ
PA11 3TQ
PA11 3NJ
PA11 3RY
PA11 3RX
PA13 4SH
PA11 3NH
PA13 4SJ
PA11 3NS
PA11 3SS
PA14 6YJ
PA11 3QU
PA13 4TD
PA11 3RU
PA13 4SD
PA13 4SE
PA13 4SB
PA13 4SR
PA11 3SG
PA13 4TG
PA11 3SR
PA11 3RT
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PA14 6SY
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PA11 3SJ
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PA11 3PS
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PA11 3PU
PA11 3PR
PA11 3PT
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PA11 3BQ
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PA11 3PJ
PA11 3PP
PA11 3PW
PA11 3QE
PA11 3PL
PA11 3QB
PA11 3QD
PA11 3SH
PA11 3PQ
PA11 3QA
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PA11 3BE
PA14 6XZ
PA11 3PH
PA11 3ST
PA11 3QQ
PA11 3PZ
PA11 3QJ
PA11 3PF
PA11 3RF
PA11 3PG
PA11 3QH
PA11 3PX
PA11 3QR
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PA11 3HJ
PA14 6TN
PA11 3QP
PA11 3HH
PA11 3QS
PA11 3QN
PA11 3BB
PA11 3BG
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PA11 3BD
PA11 3QL
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PA11 3BA
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PA11 3HQ
PA11 3BJ
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PA11 3NU
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PA11 3SL
PA11 3PB
PA11 3AX
PA11 3HG
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PA11 3AY
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PA11 3NR
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PA11 3NB
PA11 3BF
PA11 3BL
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PA11 3YH
PA11 3RW
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PA11 3NT
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PA11 3HP
PA11 3PN
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PA11 3PA
PA11 3LQ
PA11 3NZ
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PA11 3BH
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PA11 3NP
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PA14 6YT
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PA14 6PD
PA14 6YX
PA11 3LA
PA14 6EG
PA11 3NY
PA11 3HR
PA14 6XJ
PA11 3LB
PA14 6EL
PA14 6XQ
PA14 6EN
PA14 6YH
PA11 3AB
PA11 3AD
PA11 3AS
PA11 3AA
PA11 3LD
PA11 3LF
PA11 3JJ
PA11 3JY
PA14 6EA
PA11 3AW
PA11 3JG
PA14 6EJ
PA14 6XN
PA14 6XL
PA14 6AX
PA14 6YY
PA11 3AR
PA11 3JQ
PA14 6PE
PA11 3JZ
PA11 3AP
PA14 6EP
PA14 6XS
PA14 6EW
PA14 6ED
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PA11 3AE
PA14 6XB
PA11 3AF
PA11 3JH
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PA14 6YA
PA14 6NF
PA11 3BN
PA14 6PP
PA14 6XW
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PA14 6DZ
PA11 3AQ
PA11 3JF
PA14 6DY
PA14 6SU
PA11 3EE
PA14 6YP
PA11 3RR
PA11 3RS
PA11 3HF
PA11 3AG
PA14 6LS
PA11 3LJ
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PA11 3AN
PA11 3AL
PA14 6UT
PA11 3LE
PA11 3HS
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PA14 6TJ
PA11 3DF
PA14 6EH
PA14 6LX
PA14 6ES
PA11 3JD
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PA14 6LR
PA14 6AY
PA14 6XR
PA11 3JA
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PA14 6WE
PA14 6UY
PA11 3JE
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PA13 4YP
PA13 4YJ
PA13 4YL
PA13 4YG
PA13 4YH
PA13 4WX
PA13 4WZ
PA13 4BW
PA13 4WR
PA13 4WT
PA13 4WU
PA13 4WS
PA13 4WA
PA13 4WP
PA13 4WQ
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PA11 3YQ
PA11 3YP
PA11 3YD
PA11 3YL
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PA11 3YJ
PA11 3YE
PA11 3YB
PA11 3YA
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PA11 3WU
PA11 3WE
PA11 3DZ
PA11 3WT
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PA13 9AD
PA13 4YT
PA13 4ZY
PA13 9AA
PA13 4BN
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PA11 3WS
PA11 3WX
PA11 3WD
PA11 3DG
PA14 6YQ
PA14 6LP
PA14 6LU
PA14 6YW
PA14 6LW
PA11 3LL
PA14 6AT
PA14 6XP
PA14 6AR
PA14 6XT
PA14 6DT
PA14 6LT
PA11 3NW
PA14 6UX
PA11 3JB
PA14 6AZ
PA11 3AJ
PA11 3LP
PA14 6BD
PA11 3DS
PA11 3LH
PA14 6TL
PA11 3HE
PA14 6DX
PA14 6DU
PA11 3DE
PA14 6TE
PA14 6JE
PA14 6NH
PA11 3LN
PA11 3HZ
PA14 6BB
PA11 3AH
PA14 6AP
PA14 6DP
PA14 6LE
PA14 6DR
PA13 4SP
PA14 6LN
PA14 6BA
PA14 6LG
PA14 6DS
PA11 3DB
PA11 3HT
PA11 3HY
PA11 3HX
PA14 6LF
PA14 6HP
PA11 3DD
PA11 3LW
PA11 3EF
PA11 3LR
PA14 6LD
PA11 3EA
PA14 6NS
PA14 6BG
PA11 3PE
PA11 3DA
PA11 3SU
PA11 3DH
PA14 6LJ
PA11 3DL
PA11 3LS
PA14 6HY
PA14 6NR
PA11 3HD
PA14 6BE
PA14 6NT
PA11 3HU
PA14 6HU
PA14 6DW
PA14 6AE
PA14 6JG
PA11 3LY
PA11 3HB
PA11 3DJ
PA11 3LT
PA14 6PT
PA14 6DJ
PA11 3RA
PA14 6LH
PA14 6HE
PA14 6HR
PA11 3LU
PA14 6JQ
PA14 6HJ
PA14 6AD
PA11 3EQ
PA14 6RB
PA14 6NU
PA11 3DR
PA14 6DL
PA14 6NX
PA14 6RD
PA14 6DN
PA14 6BH
PA11 3EG
PA14 6JF
PA14 6HX
PA11 3LX
PA14 6AB
PA11 3DN
PA14 6HH
PA11 3DW
PA14 6PB
PA14 6AA
PA14 6QD
PA14 6JD
PA11 3DP
PA14 6TA
PA14 6HQ
PA14 6HF
PA14 6TP
PA14 6HN
PA14 6BJ
PA14 6HS
PA14 6QZ
PA14 6QY
PA14 6JH
PA11 3EH
PA11 3EN
PA14 6HT
PA11 3ET
PA14 6HA
PA14 6NY
PA14 6HG
PA11 3EW
PA15 1BU
PA11 3EJ
PA14 5YQ
PA14 5UB
PA14 6PA
PA14 6QB
PA11 3HA
PA14 6HD
PA14 5YG
PA11 3EL
PA14 6HB
PA14 5YF
PA14 6PF
PA11 3EP
PA14 6HL
PA11 3ES
PA14 6QA
PA14 6XX
PA14 6JB
PA14 6BN
PA14 5YJ
PA11 3DY
PA14 6PR
PA14 5YE
PA14 5YA

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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