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 Pembrokeshire

Manorbier Newton
Hillblock
Angle
Boncath
Green Plains
Jameston
Treglemais
Casmael and Puncheston
Llandeloy
Summerhill
Pleasant Valley
Simpson Cross
Lower Kingheriot
Burton
Cerbid
Minwear
Penalum and Penally
Camp Hill
Tavernspite
Hook
Star
Portheiddy
Cippyn
Lydstep
Maenorbyr and Manorbier
Vachelich
Dinas Cross
Whitesands Bay and Porth Mawr
Slebech
Felindre Farchog
Druidston
Ambleston
Llanfair-Nant-Gwyn
The Valley
Trefasser
Whitchurch
Clarbeston Road
Nolton Haven
St Ishmael's
Bengal
St Davids and Tyddewi
Wdig and Goodwick
Cwmwdig Water
Treffynnon
Reynalton
Pisgah
Clunderwen
Clarbeston
Carew Mountain
Bridell
Tegryn
Chapel Hill
Dreenhill
Trefgarn Owen
St Brides
Sutton
Mathri and Mathry
Poyston Cross
Houghton
East Trewent
Sardis
Lambston
Herbrandston
Broadmoor
Ffynnongroes and Crosswell
Carew Newton
Templeton
Llwyndrain
Jeffreyston
Warren
Glan-dŵr
East Williamston
Weston
Freystrop
Llanstadwell
Pontiago
Llanddewi Felffre and Llanddewi Velfrey
Maenclochog
Llangloffan
Hill Mountain
Merrion
Hasguard
Broom
Burton Ferry
Bwlchygroes
Nine Wells
Slade
Treleddyd-fawr
Keeston
Castell-newydd-bach and Little Newcastle
Penfro and Pembroke
The Rhos
Y Sgwâr and Square and Compass
Doc Penfro and Pembroke Dock
Llanteg
Mount Pleasant
Gumfreston
Crinow
Pelcomb Cross
Crundale
Millin Cross
Hill
Tretio
Loveston
Llanwnda
Llanychaer
Boulston
Nolton
Yerbeston
Haysford
Cross Hands
Deerland
Glenowen
Amroth
Cyffredin
Wooden
Cresselly
Cilrhedyn
St Florence
Wiston
Castlemartin
Glandwr
Brimaston
Lawrenny
Wood
Little Haven
High Street
Hodgeston
Waterston
Glogue
Sageston
Bethlehem
Saundersfoot
Caeriw and Carew
Glanrhyd
Carreg-wen
Trefin and Trevine
Mesur-y-dorth
Cilgerran
Panteg
Treletert and Letterston
Llangolman
St Twynnells
Dale
Roch
Stepaside
Lower Freystrop
Cuttybridge
Hazelbeach
Trecwn
Camrose
Llwyncelyn
Cosheston
Whitehill
Wolf's Castle
St Ann's Head
Crymych
Hundleton
Pwllcrochan
Stackpole Elidor and Cheriton
Llandruidion
Hayscastle
Scleddau
Lochvane
Llanrhian
Redberth
Castlebythe
Penffordd
Llanddinog
Kingsmoor
Wolfsdale
Llys-y-frân
Pen-y-bryn
Pope Hill
Llandissilio
Gelli
Trefdraeth and Newport
Walton West
Coxlake
Upper Nash
Stackpole
Leweston
Talbenny
Skerryford
Berea
Mascle Bridge
Lampeter Velfrey
Lamphey
Ford
Cilgeti and Kilgetty
Twy Cross
Lawrenny Quay
Port Lion
Rhoscrowther
Freshwater East
Merlin's Bridge
Bentlass
Pont-yr-hafod
Tiers Cross
Colston
Neyland
Mynachlog-ddu
Harmony
Johnston
Martletwy
Rhodiad-y-Brenin
Newton Mountain
Pelcomb Bridge
Carnhedryn Uchaf
Welsh Hook
Gethsemane
Broad Haven
Capel Newydd and Newchapel
Rosebush
New Bridge
Trevinert
Aberdaugleddau and Milford Haven
Haroldston West
Brynberian
Llawhaden
Sandy Haven
Carew Cheriton
Sealyham
Walton East
Begeli and Begelly
Brawdy
New Hedges
Thomas Chapel
Hermon
Llanycefn
Croes-goch
Clegyr-Boia
Trooper's Inn
Pontfaen
Abergwaun and Fishguard
Robeston Wathen
Cold Inn
Woodstock
Spittal
Abercych
Gwastad
Cold Blow
Rosemarket
Porthgain
Walwyn's Castle
Melinau
Lanesend
Marloes
Robeston Back
Cilgwyn
Solfach and Solva
Robeston West
Rhos-y-llyn
Tremarchog and St Nicholas
Bethesda
Llandilo
Haverfordwest and Hwlffordd
Uzmaston
Treopert and Granston
Maiden Wells
Nanhyfer and Nevern
Lake
Pentre Galar
Leonardston
Hayscastle Cross
Newgale
Arberth and Narberth
Bosherston
Wallis
Llanfyrnach
Tufton
Eglwyswrw
Treleidr
Pentlepoir
Golden Hill
New Moat
Penycwm
Trelerw
Rhosycaerau
West Williamston
Bletherston
Milton
Rhydygele
Caerfarchell
Princes Gate
Blaenffos
Cnwcau
Liddeston
Thornton
Broadway
Cuffern
Dinbych-y-Pysgod and Tenby
Little Honeyborough
Ludchurch
Llangwm
Landshipping
Pontyglasier
Llanon
Llandudoch and St Dogmaels
Rudbaxton
Pontrhydyceirt
Treffgarne
Abercastle

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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