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All our MOT technicians are fully trained to the highest standards

Looking for an MOT test centre? We have over 130 state-of-the-art MOT testing stations situated throughout the UK. All our testing stations are approved by the Government-appointed Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA).

What’s more, you can now book your next MOT test online with our easy online booking service.

Please note: We currently only offer MOT testing for cars and light commercial vehicles.
MOTs for Class 7 vans and bikes are not available.

Book your next MOT online

Book your next MOT test online today and save money by benefiting from our great online MOT discounts. Alternatively, you can contact your nearest MOT test centre for further information on prices, availability and current special offers - it couldn’t be simpler!


Looking for your nearest MOT centre? We have over 130 state-of-the-art MOT testing stations, so book online and find an MOT centre near you today.


  • What’s included in an MOT?

    For vehicles that come within the MOT scheme, testing is mandatory every year after the vehicle is 3 years old. A vehicle outside of the MOT scheme includes certain classic vehicles that are either over 40 years old and no ‘substantial changes’ have been made to the vehicle in the last 30 years. Find out more about MOT testing and what’s involved with our easy to understand MOT guide.

  • How early can you have an MOT?

    So, if your MOT is due, when can you book in for your test? Your MOT certificate is valid for 12 months, meaning you have exactly one year from your last test until the next one is due. However, you can MOT your vehicle up to a month (minus a day) before it’s expiry date. Learn more from our guide on ‘how early can I have an MOT?’.

  • How much does an MOT cost?

    Here at Formula One Autocentres, our MOT test prices start from only £29.50. However, this MOT cost may vary at selected centres. Learn more about how much MOT tests cost.

  • How long does an MOT take?

    On average an MOT takes between 45 minutes to an hour.

  • Can I drive without an MOT?

    No - you are not legally allowed to drive your vehicle without a valid MOT certificate. The only exceptions to this rule are:

    • If you’re driving to a pre-arranged MOT appointment
    • If you’re driving to have repairs conducted on your vehicle from a failed MOT test

    If you are caught driving without an MOT, you can receive a fine of up to £1,000 and your vehicle may be impounded. Additionally, this could also invalidate your insurance.

  • When does a new car need an MOT?

    A new car does not need an MOT until it is 3 years old.

  • What do I need to take to my MOT?

    You do not have to bring anything to an MOT with Formula One Autocentres apart from the car itself! It can be helpful to bring your current MOT certificate and your VOC vehicle registration document - however, our technicians will be able to locate these in our system if you are unable to do so.

  • How can I check my MOT history?

    You can check your MOT history on the GOV.UK website. Simply enter your registration number and the website will bring up a comprehensive history of your past MOTs.

  • Is insurance valid without an MOT?

    This depends on your insurance policy – if it is a requirement in said policy, your insurance will be invalidated and you will not be able to claim if you have an accident.

For more information on MOTs with Formula One Autocentres, read through our MOT frequently asked questions.


Looking for more information regarding your next car MOT? Head to our MOT advice section for everything you need to know. Alternatively, get in touch with a member of our expert team to find out more about booking your MOT test online.

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  • Excellent customer service from Charlene who was extremely helpful and spent time explaining the numbers on the tyres to ensure I had the right ones.

    - Danielle, Swindon - May 20, 2024
  • Excellent, easy to book service ,staff just Brillint ,prices very reasonable would not go any were else ,

    - Spalding - Jun 1, 2024
  • First class service,excellent on time booking and completion cannot fault the Chichester branch

    - barry, Chichester - May 8, 2024
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