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

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

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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