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

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

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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