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

PA12 4JE
PA12 4YA
PA12 4BN
PA12 4HT
PA12 4HS
PA12 4AB
PA12 4BW
PA12 4AA
PA12 4EZ
PA12 4BJ
PA12 4BE
PA12 4BH
PA12 4AS
PA12 4HA
PA12 4BL
PA12 4EY
PA12 4DB
PA12 4DA
PA12 4HD
PA12 4HB
PA12 4AT
PA12 4DD
PA12 4BG
PA12 4AP
PA12 4ET
PA12 4EX
PA12 4AY
PA12 4EU
PA12 4AQ
PA12 4HE
PA12 4AZ
PA12 4ES
PA12 4AD
PA12 4DE
PA12 4NA
PA12 4BP
PA12 4BQ
PA12 4BD
PA12 4AU
PA12 4HQ
PA12 4BB
PA12 4AX
PA12 4ER
PA12 4BA
PA12 4DF
PA12 4YL
PA12 4NB
PA12 4WA
PA12 4AH
PA12 4HF
PA12 4DG
PA12 4BX
PA12 4BT
PA12 4EQ
PA12 4EN
PA12 4AE
PA12 4JA
PA12 4AG
PA12 4EG
PA12 4AJ
PA12 4AF
PA12 4ED
PA12 4BS
PA12 4EE
PA12 4EL
PA12 4EP
PA12 4AW
PA12 4EW
PA12 4EA
PA12 4EB
PA12 4EJ
PA12 4DH
PA12 4HG
PA12 4AL
PA12 4JB
PA12 4AR
PA12 4AN
PA12 4EH
PA12 4JD
PA12 4LG
PA12 4DJ
PA12 4HH
PA12 4JF
PA12 4LA
PA12 4JH
PA12 4DL
PA12 4JQ
PA12 4JZ
PA12 4DN
PA12 4LF
PA12 4HR
PA12 4DY
PA12 4JG
PA12 4LE
PA12 4JY
PA12 4HZ
PA12 4LD
PA12 4JJ
PA12 4DW
PA12 4JL
PA12 4DQ
PA12 4DX
PA12 4JN
PA12 4JS
PA12 4HP
PA12 4HJ
PA12 4DP
PA12 4LB
PA12 4JX
PA10 2PE
PA12 4HN
PA12 4JR
PA10 2QD
PA10 2WA
PA12 4DR
PA12 4HL
PA10 2PF
PA12 4JT
PA12 4JW
KA25 7JR
KA15 2JN
PA12 4DS
PA12 4JP
PA10 2PG
PA12 4JU
PA12 4DT
PA12 4DU
KA15 2JF
KA15 2JL
PA10 2PD
KA15 2JA
KA15 2JR
KA15 2JG
KA15 2EB
KA15 2JU
KA15 2JX
KA25 7LL
KA15 2JY
KA15 2HZ
KA15 2JT
KA15 2EA
KA15 2DB
KA25 7JY
KA15 2JP
PA10 2QB
KA15 2EF
KA15 2JS
KA15 2DY
KA15 2ED
KA15 2EE
KA15 2DZ
KA15 2EG
KA15 2EQ
KA15 2DF
KA15 2DA
KA15 2EH
KA15 2DW
KA15 2DX
KA15 2JJ
KA15 2DD
KA15 2HX
KA15 2DE
KA15 2DU
PA10 2PX
PA10 2PB
KA15 2DN
PA10 2PH
KA15 2EJ
KA15 2BZ
KA15 2BW
KA15 2HW
KA15 2JQ
KA15 2BN
KA25 7JZ
KA15 2BS
KA15 2DT
KA15 2BU
KA15 2YA
KA15 2BX
KA15 2HU
KA15 2BT
KA15 2DG
KA15 2BA
KA15 2BY
KA15 2HG
PA10 2QA
KA15 2DL
KA15 2JH
KA15 2HF
KA15 2HD
KA15 2BL
KA15 2DQ
KA15 2DJ
KA15 2BE
KA15 2DP
KA15 2AS
KA15 2BJ
KA15 2DS
KA15 2BP
KA15 2BD
KA15 2HE
KA15 2HQ
KA15 2DH
KA15 2HY
KA25 7JN
KA15 2BF
KA15 2BQ
KA15 2AJ
KA15 2AH
KA15 2BH
KA15 2BG
KA15 2AY
KA15 2AQ
KA25 7JF
KA15 2HB
KA15 2AL
KA15 2AR
PA10 2PZ
KA15 2AT
KA15 2HR
KA15 2AX
KA15 2BB
KA15 2HA

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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