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 Powys

Four Crosses
The Marsh
Llangors
Llanwrin
Pant-y-dŵr
Clatter
Bwlch-y-cibau
Gaer
Pennant
Norton
Llanfihangel Rhydithon
Tre'r llai and Leighton
Commins
Merthyr Cynog
Aber
Llwynderw
Llansantffraidd-ym-Mechain
Main
Frochas
Llawr-y-glyn
Dolcorsllwyn
Rhos-goch
Aberriw and Berriew
Harpton
Lower Chapel
Hawy and Howey
Llanfrynach
Dolyronnen
Trefnant
Discoed
Dolley Green
Coelbren
Ynyswen
Heyope
White Grit
Coedway
Aberyscir
Hundred House
Llanspyddid
Pont-faen
Hendomen
Ciltwrch
Penarron
Cemmaes
Llangenau and Llangenny
Gaufron
Waen-fâch
Castell Caereinion and Castle Caereinion
Henllan
Llechfaen
Cloddiau
Llandysilio
Snead
Belan
Pen-isa'r-waen
Sarn-y-bryn-caled
Llyswen
Tredomen
Pont Felin-y-ffrîdd
Llanllugan
Little London
Newbridge
Penegoes
Bugeildy and Beguildy
Erwyd and Erwood
Thorn
Pen-y-bont Llanerch Emrys
Gwenddwr
Llanddew
Bwlch-y-ffridd
Commins Coch
Pengenffordd
Rhos
Pontdolgoch
Tycrwyn
Trelydan
Craig-y-nos
Pen-y-cae
Builth Road
Hay-on-Wye and Y Gelli Gandryll
Pentre Llifior
Scethrog
Tirymynach
Felinfach
Pant-y-ffridd
Efail-rhyd
Trallong
Aberllynfi and Three Cocks
Glaspwll
Llangedwyn
Maesyfed and New Radnor
Garth
Darowen
Penybontfawr
Felindre
Moelfre
Slough
Bochrwyd and Boughrood
Defynnog
Llanllwchaiarn
Glascwm
Brest Bochrwyd and Boughrood Brest
Gungrog
Y Fan
Llanfechain
Llanddewi Ystradenni
Cwm-y-gaist
Buttington
Caersws
Pentre'r-felin
New Mills
Stanner
Trewythen
Cefn-gorwydd
Llandyssil
Aber Rhaeadr
Troedrhiwdalar
Cwm-bach
Trewern
Garthmyl
Cefn Coch
Llangyniew
Llanfair Caereinion
Carno
Tirabad
Pandy-rhiw-Saeson
Llanymynech
Llanerchydol
Aberhafesp
Doldowlod
Penwyllt
The Stubb
Groesffordd
Pennorth
Gravel
Beulah
Llansilin
Penybont
Dardy
Llanbadarn-y-garreg
Dutlas
Rhos Common
Derwenlas
Abercraf and Abercrave
Llanmerewig
Tregoyd
Caerhowel
Bettws Cedewain
Bryngwyn and Glan-Frogan Hill
Walton Green
Waen
Cathedine
Pentre Elan and Elan Village
Huntington
Pontrobert
Pennant Melangell
Ffynnon Gynydd
Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant
Cefn Côch
Ffordd-las
Rhos-y-brithdir
Ystradgynlais
Cradoc
Bleddfa
Bwlchyddar
Crossway
Varchoel
Middletown
Llandinam
Heartsease
The Green
Green Lane
Manafon
Llanfihangel Nant Bran
Tai'r Bull
Llansantffraed
Cwmdu
Moelfre City
Tref-y-Clawdd and Knighton
Groespluan
Abbeycwmhir
Llandrindod and Llandrindod Wells
Llangynog
Dolyhir
Tan Hinon
Moel y Garth
Pentre
Tre-derwen
Cegidfa and Guilsfield
Melinbyrhedyn
Warle
Cregrina
Ystradfellte
Tretŵr and Tretower
Crai
Glan-y-nant
Glangrwyney
Forge
Crickadarn
Llannewydd and Newchurch
Sarn
Upper Chapel and Capel Uchaf
Pant-glas
Bryngwyn
Sennybridge and Pontsenni
Weston Madoc
Nant-glas
New Mills and Felin Newydd
Llanbedr
Cwm-Llinau
Dol-y-Cannau
Glascoed
Llangadfan
Old Radnor
Corris
Cefn
Pentre'r beirdd
Trefeglwys
Meifod
Y Clas-ar-Wy and Glasbury
Burlingjobb
Crewgreen
Tylwch
Talachddu
Llanfilo
Hyssington
Kinnerton
Cleirwy and Clyro
Pont-y-bryn-hurt
Llanerfyl
Aberbran
Trefaldwyn and Montgomery
Pwllgloyw
Melin-y-ddôl
Hirnant
The Colony
Adfa
Libanus
Llanelwedd
Llansantffraed-Cwmdeuddwr
Bronllys
Broad Heath
Abercegir
Llandrinio
Llanidloes
Aberhosan
Rhiwlas
Llaneglwys
Llanddewi'r Cwm
Penygelli
Tafolwern
Trefecca
Glyntawe
Nant-ddu
Cwmbach Llechrhyd
Alport
Brilley Mountain
Llanigon
Bwlch
Cefn Canol
Llanbrynmair
Glanmule
Sarnau
Gladestry
Llanwddyn
Tregynon
Churchstoke
Abertridwr
Coldbrook
Cross Oak
Newbridge-on-Wye
Aberbechan
Glantwymyn and Cemmaes Road
Weythel
Rhydspence
Ddôl Cownwy
Pant Mawr
Winllan
Domgay
Esgairgeiliog Ceinws
Old Church Stoke
Llanwnog
Llanandras and Presteigne
Hurdley
Llanllyr and Llanyre
Wern
Bishop's Moat
Glanrhyd
Talybont-on-Usk
Michaelchurch-on-Arrow
Llandegley
Penygarnedd
Mochdre
Bwlch-y-sarnau
Llanhamlach
Fenni-fach
Bronydd
Llangunllo
City
Cnwclas and Knucklas
Llandefaelog
Llanelieu
Llanafan-fawr
Cilmeri and Cilmery
Dolau
Milton
Llangynidr
Hodley
Cwmbach
Rhayader and Rhaeadr Gwy
Garthbrengy
Cyffredyn
Soar
Hopton Uchaf
Dol-fâch
Scrwgan
Penffordd-Lâs and Staylittle
Trecastle and Trecastell
Pencelli
Hengoed
Bont Dolgadfan
Tredwstan and Tredustan
Dolanog
Nantmel
Y Gurnos and Gurnos
Aberhonddu and Brecon
Crowther's Pool
Talgarth
Llanfihangel-yng-Ngwynfa
Walton
Priddbwll
Geuffordd
Llangatwg and Llangattock
Rhydycroesau
Llanwrthwl
Gorof
Llanywern
Forden and Ffordun
Pant-y-rhiw
Legar
Llanstephan
Llanfechan
Pentrefelin
Kerry and Ceri
Cwm-twrch Uchaf
Cilcewydd
Llanwrtyd Wells
Llowes
Pentyrch
Glan-rhyd
Dolfor
Cwm-twrch Isaf
Llanfair-ym-Muallt and Builth Wells
Rhos-y-meirch
Trelystan
Crughywel and Crickhowell
Crossways
Welshpool and Y Trallwng
Appletree
Pentre-llymry
Llan
Y Drenewydd and Newtown
Milebrook
Penisha Rhos
Pontneddfechan
Glanhanog
Brooks
Llanfyllin
Rhulen
Tregoyd Mill
Foel
Deuddwr
Caehopkin
Y Groes and Crossgates
Einsiob and Evenjobb
Dôl-forwyn
Pontithel
Llanbister
St Harmon
Aberedw
Penthryn
Aber-miwl and Abermule
Llanbadarn Fynydd
Lloyney
Trefnanney
Llanfaredd
Wig
Gwystre
Penrhos
Machynlleth
Llanifyny
Cwmbelan
Criggion
Llangurig
Stepaside
Hope
Downton
Plâs Llwyngwern
Haughton
Womaston
Llanfihangel Tal-y-llyn
Fron
Cefn Mawr
Battle
Llangammarch Wells

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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