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

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

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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