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 Carmarthenshire

Glandwr
Cilsan
Pembrey and Pen-bre
Crugybar
Pontyberem
Pen-y-garn
Maesybont
Ffynnon-ddrain
Glanaman
Ty-Mawr
Llangendeirne and Llangyndeyrn
Llannon
Aber-Giâr
Meinciau
Gellywen
Hendy
Sardis
Alltwalis
Llandyfaelog
Gwyddgrug
Penybanc
Esgairdawe
Cwmorgan
Bancyffordd
Talog
Ram
Hiraeth
Fforest
Cwmhiraeth
Llanfihangel-ar-arth
Dolgran
Llansadwrn
Blaenwaun
Cwmdwyfran
Nantycaws
Mynyddygarreg
Morfa
Talyllychau and Talley
Trimsaran
Ystradowen
Llanmiloe
Mynydd Cerrig
Pen-y-bont
Newchurch
Penrherber
Pen-y-groes
Abernant
Garnant
Halfway
Waun Baglam
Brechfa
Felingwmuchaf
Burry Port and Porth Tywyn
Hermon
Llangunnor
Four Roads
Iet-y-bwlch
Capel Isaac
Pum Heol and Five Roads
Llanegwad
Llanybydder and Llanybyther
Broadway
Felin-wen and White Mill
Llanfallteg
Bronwydd Arms
Dre-fach
Siloh
Llansteffan
Pibwrlŵyd
Llangathen
Cydweli and Kidwelly
Glyn-teg
Cwm-y-glo
Pentrebach
Croesyceiliog
Llanllwch
Rhos
Cefn-bryn-brain
The Gate and Castell-y-rhingyll
Ffarmers
Cilycwm
Golden Grove
Gorslas
Gors-goch
Rhydaman and Ammanford
Heol-ddu
Saron
Danyrhelyg
Gwernogle
Cwmfelin-boeth
Bryn Iwan
St Ishmael
Twynmynydd
Llandeilo
Rhosaman
Llangadog
Meidrim
Felindre
Felingwmisaf
Capel-Gwynfe
Llanymddyfri and Llandovery
Abergorlech
Parc-y-rhôs
Talacharn and Laugharne
Ffaldybrenin
Cynheidre
Cwmdu
Pumsaint
Cwm-twrch Uchaf
Glandy Cross
Llanddowror
Llandyry
Bronwydd
Rhydcymerau
Pen-y-banc
Pont-ar-gothi
Gwaun-Cae-Gurwen
Castell Newydd Emlyn and Newcastle Emlyn
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Llangennech
Cwmdwr
Cwmbach
Broadlay
Llanarthne
Abergwili
Pontarsais
Drefach
Backe
Dinas
Cwmisfael
Sylen
Porthyrhyd
Dryslwyn
Pentre-cwrt
Pentre Morgan
Pant-y-Caws
Pant Yr Athro
Pontantwn
Llandybie
Myddfai
Pontyblodau
Capel Dewi
Pencader
Foelgastell
Rhyd-y-saint
Pont Henri
Brook
Trevaughan
Bancyfelin
Hebron
Capel Hendre
Plashett
Cwm-byr
Pwll
Carmel
Maesycrugiau
Crwbin
Cross Hands
Nant-y-ffîn
Pentre-Gwenlais
Penrhiwgoch
Llanycrwys
Llidiad-Nenog
Llangynog
Caio and Caeo
Pwll-trap
Brynamman
Cwmifor
Pentywyn and Pendine
Llanllawddog
Brynhyfryd
Manordeilo
Nantgaredig
Rhydargaeau
Broad Oak
Cwmpengraig
Llanybri
Waun y Clyn
Cwmgwili
Bethlehem
Machynys
Tycroes
Peniel
Rhosmaen
Bryn
Cynwyl Elfed
Ffairfach
Llanboidy
Cwmcych
Y Tymbl and Tumble
Cefneithin
Bwlchnewydd
Pant-y-llyn
Blaenau
Efailwen
Llangain
Llanllwni
Trelech
New Inn
Cynghordy
Pentre-ty-gwyn
Henllan Amgoed
Llansaint
Llangynin
Rhos-gosh and Red Roses
Idole
Waungilwen
Milo
Pentrecagal
Treherbert
Llanpumsaint
Talyclun
Llanfynydd
Hendy-Gwyn and Whitland
Llanwrda
Temple Bar
Llansawel
St Clears and Sanclêr
Carwe and Carway
Waunclunda
Pont-iets and Pontyates
Ferryside
Cenarth
Cross Inn
Esgair
Blaen-y-coed
Llanedi
West Marsh
Tanglwst
Llanddarog
Cwmann
Halfpenny Furze
Llanwinio
Dinefwr Park
Babel
Llandawke
Twynllanan
Llanddeusant
Pen-y-mynydd
Cwmfelin Mynach
Merthyr
Llanglydwen
Coomb
Horeb
Llwyn-y-brain
Ashfield
Maenllegwaun
Llangeler
Llansadwrnen
Cwmduad
Felin-pandy
Llanfallteg West
Crosshands
Trapp
Court Henry
Coopers
Pencarreg
Nant-y-Bai
Llanelli
Bancffosfelen
Cwmffrwd
Pont-Tyweli
Drefelin
Allt
Abercych
Caerfyrddin and Carmarthen
Capel Iwan
Pont-y-Fenni

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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