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

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

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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