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 Castell-Nedd Port Talbot - Neath Port Talbot

SA10 9LH
SA10 9LN
SA10 9LW
SA10 9LG
SA10 9LL
SA10 9LP
SA10 9LD
SA10 9LF
SA10 9LA
SA10 9HY
SA10 9HU
SA10 9LB
SA10 9LE
SA10 9HS
SA10 9HT
SA10 9HR
SA10 9HX
SA10 9LT
SA10 9HP
SA10 9LR
SA10 9HW
SA11 5UA
SA10 9HL
SA10 9LY
SA10 9NL
SA10 9HN
SA10 9HH
SA10 9HG
SA10 9WZ
SA10 9NN
SA10 9LU
SA10 9PW
SA10 9NA
SA10 9PN
SA10 9PS
SA10 9NW
SA10 9PL
SA10 9PP
SA10 9NP
SA10 9NR
SA10 9LS
SA10 9PR
SA10 9PF
SA10 9PG
SA10 9NS
SA10 9PE
SA10 9NT
SA10 9NH
SA10 9PH
SA10 9NU
SA10 9DA
SA10 9BS
SA10 9BY
SA10 9BU
SA10 9YD
SA10 9YB
SA10 9NY
SA10 9BT
SA10 9NB
SA10 9BR
SA10 9PT
SA10 9PB
SA10 9PA
SA10 9PD
SA10 9BW
SA10 9BP
SA10 9BL
SA10 9BN
SA10 9ND
SA11 5RH
SA11 5UB
SA10 9BH
SA10 9BG
SA10 9BE
SA11 5RU
SA11 5RW
SA10 9BD
SA10 9AP
SA11 5RN
SA11 5RF
SA11 5RP
SA11 5RL
SA10 9AJ
SA10 9AR
SA11 5RT
SA11 5EB
SA10 9AS
SA10 9BA
SA11 5SA
SA11 5RY
SA11 5ED
SA11 5RE
SA11 5SD
SA11 5RR
SA11 5EA
SA11 5EN
SA10 9BB
SA10 9AW
SA10 9DG
SA10 9AN
SA11 5SB
SA10 9DH
SA11 5RS
SA11 5SE
SA11 5SQ
SA11 5RG
SA11 5EE
SA10 9DF
SA11 5DY
SA10 9GA
SA10 9AH
SA10 9AG
SA11 5DU
SA11 5BG
SA11 5HS
SA11 5HR
SA11 5EF
SA11 5EG
SA11 5EW
SA10 9DL
SA10 9DB
SA10 9AL
SA10 9AA
SA11 5PX
SA11 5ER
SA11 5AX
SA11 5RB
SA11 5BH
SA11 5AJ
SA10 9DN
SA10 9AF
SA11 5EP
SA11 5BE
SA11 5DS
SA11 5AD
SA11 5AE
SA10 9DQ
SA10 9DJ
SA11 5DW
SA10 9EA
SA10 9DE
SA11 5BD
SA10 9DW
SA11 5RD
SA11 5AU
SA11 5DZ
SA11 5DR
SA11 5HE
SA10 9DY
SA11 5SF
SA11 5AB
SA11 5AF
SA10 9AE
SA11 5YA
SA11 5ES
SA11 5AA
SA11 5DP
SA11 5HD
SA11 5DX
SA11 5EU
SA11 5BY
SA11 5DT
SA10 9EJ
SA11 5ET
SA11 5BR
SA11 5TY
SA11 5HL
SA10 9AB
SA11 5BS
SA11 5HH
SA10 9DP
SA11 5BT
SA11 5BB
SA11 5EZ
SA11 5AT
SA11 5BU
SA11 5EY
SA11 5AY
SA11 5DN
SA10 9AD
SA11 5AH
SA11 5DA
SA10 9DU
SA11 5AG
SA11 5HP
SA11 5DL
SA11 5HF
SA11 5HN
SA11 5HB
SA11 5HA
SA10 9DR
SA10 9EB
SA11 5TU
SA11 5DH
SA11 5HG
SA11 5AL
SA11 5AN
SA11 5HW
SA11 5UR
SA11 5BA
SA11 5SG
SA11 5UD
SA11 5DB
SA11 5DE
SA11 5AW
SA11 5AS
SA11 5DD
SA11 5PY
SA11 5AP
SA11 5DF
SA10 9ED
SA11 5DG
SA10 9DS
SA10 9DT
SA11 5AR
SA11 5NZ
SA10 9EF
SA10 9EG
SA11 5NT
SA10 9EE
SA11 5LB
SA10 9EH
SA11 5HY
SA11 5NS
SA11 5SN
SA11 5SL
SA11 5LA
SA11 5PJ
SA11 5PG
SA11 5LD
SA11 5ST
SA11 5PB
SA11 5PE
SA11 5RX
SA11 5SY
SA11 5SU
SA11 5RA
SA11 5LL
SA11 5PF
SA11 5TA
SA10 9EL
SA11 5LF
SA11 5PD
SA11 5LE
SA11 5PH
SA11 5LN
SA11 5LH
SA11 5PW
SA11 5PZ
SA11 5LP
SA11 5LW
SA11 5PR
SA11 5PP
SA11 5TB
SA11 5LG
SA11 5PL
SA11 5PN
SA11 5LR
SA11 5SW
SA11 5UE
SA11 5PU
SA11 5PS
SA10 9EN
SA11 5PT
SA11 5TE
SA11 5LS
SA10 9ER
SA11 5EH
SA11 5TD
SA10 9EW
SA11 5TW
SA11 4DZ
SA11 4DU
SA11 5NR
SA11 5UN
SA10 9EU
SA11 5YD
SA11 5LU
SA11 4DY
SA10 9ET
SA11 5UL
SA11 5UW
SA11 5XU
SA10 9ES
SA11 5UF
SA11 5TP
SA11 5LT
SA11 5NP
SA11 5UJ
SA11 5NW

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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