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 Gwynedd

Morfa Nefyn
Gellilydan
Tan-y-bwlch
Rhostryfan
Braich-talog
Parc
Y Bala and Bala
Llanrug
Bryn Bwbach
Pen-sarn
Llanenddwyn
Aberdyfi and Aberdovey
Betws Garmon
Llanfaelrhys
Llanymawddwy
Penrhyndeudraeth
Cwm-Cewydd
Llandderfel
Rhôs-y-llan
Borth-y-Gest
Bethesda
Harlech
Tabor
Nefyn
Llanycil
Pen y Bryn
Sarn Bach
Rhyd-uchaf
Nebo
Dolydd
Pant Eidal
Clwt-y-bont
Morfa
Aber-Tafol
Deiniolen
Minffordd
Porth Dinllaen
Llanegryn
Aberdaron
Llandwrog
Morfa Bychan
Capel Uchaf
Llanuwchllyn
Bryn-coed-Ifor
Rhos-ddû
Llanfair
Bethel
Llandegwning
Brynglas
Dinorwig
Tan-lan
Llanwnda
Llanllyfni
Llidiardau
Tudweiliog
Gyrn Goch
Llanaelhaearn
Abermaw and Barmouth
Friog
Pantperthog
Pen-y-groeslon
Tanysgafell
Rhoshirwaun
Wenallt
Llangwnnadl
Nantlle
Llangian
Pant Glâs
Rhyd
Rachub
Mallwyd
Penisa'r Waun
Minllyn
Llanystumdwy
Ceidio
Aberdesach
Saron
Clynnog-fawr
Eisingrug
Llanberis
Aberllefenni
Croesor
Rhyd-y-clafdy
Pencaenewydd
Llanfachreth
Machroes
Caernarfon
Talysarn
Groesffordd
Dolgellau
Llanllechid
Portmeirion
Pwllheli
Llanbedr
Llwyngwril
Ganllwyd
Aber-Cywarch
Ceunant
Llanfairfechan
Rhoslefain
Llanfrothen
Corris
Hafan y Mor
Cutiau
Pont-rug
Abersoch
Tremadog
Bethania
Nantmor
Tywyn
Hên-durnpike
Trawsfynydd
Llanfor
Penygroes
Penllech
Edern
Pont Felin-y-ffrîdd
Y Ffôr
Afon Wen
Pontllyfni
Fairbourne
Tal-y-bont
Brithdir
Rhos-fawr
Bryn Eglwys
Rhydymain
Dinas
Ynys
Boduan
Gallt-y-foel
Bodermid
Llanddeiniolen
Cefn-ddwysarn
Bryn-mawr
Cilan
Caeathro
Mynytho
Pistyll
Llanfaglan
Pentir
Soar
Bron Ogwen
Botwnnog
Brynrefail
Llangybi
Gwastadnant
Bontddu
Frongoch
Pennal
Abererch
Pennant
Rhiw
Trefor
Y Felinheli
Llanengan
Cricieth and Criccieth
Tre'r-Llan
Rhosdylluan
Carmel
Rhiwlas
Pentrefelin
Seion
Penmaenpool
Llithfaen
Bronaber
Llanaber
Glan-yr-afon
Llwyn
Sling
Waen-wen
Garnfadryn
Dol-ffanog
Llwyn-hudol
Corris Uchaf
Maentwrog
Abergynolwyn
Dinas Mawddwy
Bwlch-derwin
Cwmtirmynach
Rhos Isaf
Golan
Abergeirw
Tai'n-Iôn
Fachwen
Penycaerau
Cilgwyn
Bryncrug
Sarnau
Talsarnau
Llanarmon
Waun
Mochras (Shell Island)
Waen-pentir
Chwilog
Dyffryn Ardudwy
Bryncroes
Llanelltyd
Beddgelert
Llandanwg
Crymlyn
Llanddwywe
Pentre Gwynfryn
Llan Ffestiniog
Rhosgadfan
Cwrt
Coed Ystumgwern
Rhos-y-gwaliau
Cil-geraint
Tregarth
Tan-y-coed
Cwm-y-glo
Garndolbenmaen
Bangor
Nasareth
Llaniestyn
Waunfawr
Nant Peris
Llannor
Tanygrisiau
Capel-y-graig
Sarn Mellteyrn
Dinas Dinlle
Rhydlios
Penmorfa
Arthog
Rhoslan
Llanbedrog
Trefaes
Uwchmynydd
Blaenau Ffestiniog
Prenteg
Tal-y-waenydd
Pen-y-bryn
Y Fron
Nantgwynant
Porthmadog
Garreg
Rhyd-yr-onen
Bethesda Bach
Llandecwyn
Bwlchtocyn
Abergwyngregyn
Caerhun
Groeslon
Coed-y-parc
Felin-hên
Rhyd-Ddu
Aberangell
Bryncir
Glasinfryn
Dolbenmaen
Bontnewydd
Llanfihangel-y-pennant
Pont-Rhythallt
Llandygai
Mynydd Llandegai
Penrhos

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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