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You can search for, compare and book you MOT in Cardiff according to your needs. Filter garages by price, distance, availability and verified reviews. Book a cheap MOT quickly and easily with our online booking tool.

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No upfront registration required. Simply enter your vehicle reg and postcode, compare prices, choose a local Cardiff garage and book your MOT.

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What Drivers Are Saying About Our Cardiff MOT Centres


Great service from this garage


“Very reasonable prices, really helpful and pleasant staff. I will definitely be returning.”

Would recommend


Highly recommend


“This is the second time I have taken my car to CMSC for an MOT and the service has been above what was expected. Dropped my car in for 8am an had a text an hour later saying it was ready to collect. Normally for the garages I have used previously I am waiting around all day or usually making the call. The staff were friendly and professional. I have already recommended”

Would recommend


Great, quick service


“My experience was, as usual, fantastic. I had an MOT check up which was completed in an hour with no trouble. Very quick service and would highly recommend.”

Would recommend

Compare MOT Garages in Cardiff & Book Your MOT Before the Expiry Date to Avoid a Fine 

If your car is due an MOT test in Cardiff, you must book an appointment before the expiry date. Every vehicle over 3 years old must have a valid MOT certificate at all times, else you can be prosecuted if caught driving on the roads without one. An MOT test checks whether your car meets the road safety and environmental standards.

You can only drive your car without an MOT if you are driving it to a garage for repairs or to a pre-booked MOT test. Make sure you avoid the risk of missing your test date by booking your MOT well in advance using our comparison tool; the MOT cost will vary for each garage so this is a great way to save money and ensure you are booking a cheap MOT.

Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices and book the best deal on your MOT in Cardiff.


Why Use BookMyGarage To Book Your MOT in Cardiff?

We have helped over 5 million drivers compare and save on their MOT, servicing and repair costs at local garages. In fact, when you compare garages in Cardiff through our online comparison site, you can save up to 70% when you choose one of the lower-cost options!

As one of the UK’s leading MOT and service comparison sites, we’re dedicated to helping drivers save money on their car maintenance. Here are just some of the ways we keep you in control of your MOT near you:


24/7 Online Booking. When you need an MOT in Cardiff, you want to book it as soon as possible. You don’t want to wait around for the garage to open so you can call up and get it sorted - and with BookMyGarage, you don’t have to. We allow you to make your appointment day or night, even when the garage is closed.

Filter Garages Your Way. Whether you want to book the cheapest Cardiff MOT or care more about the garage’s reviews, we’ve got you covered. You can filter your search results by price, reviews & ratings, distance, availability and additional services to find the best deal for your needs.

Honest Reviews & Ratings. See what like-minded drivers have to say about every garage on our comparison site to help inform your decision. Always unfiltered and unedited for transparency.


Compare deals and save up to 70% on your car maintenance when you choose one of the lower-cost options through BookMyGarage. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode to compare instant prices on your Cardiff MOT and book the best deal today.


How Can BookMyGarage Help Me Book a Cheap MOT in Cardiff?

If you’re looking for a cheap MOT in Cardiff, you can filter local test centres by price to compare deals and quickly book the best one. We also provide verified reviews, distance and availability information and ensure that each garage sets its own prices. That helps you make an informed choice and also ensures that the price you see is the price you pay.

We show you the best deals from MOT test centres in Cardiff. This allows you to compare all your options in one place and book the best deal. Whether you’re looking for a fast-fit, independent or franchise garage, you’ll find your perfect test centre on BookMyGarage. Just enter your vehicle reg and postcode into our online comparison site to start comparing instant prices.


How to Book Your MOT in Cardiff

  1. Enter your vehicle reg and postcode.
  2. Compare deals. You can sort garages in your area by whatever best suits your needs: price, distance, reviews and ratings or availability.
  3. Pick a date and time for your appointment.


After you book your MOT in Cardiff, we send you a confirmation email with a summary of your booking. We also inform the garage and they may also be in touch to confirm the appointment or to ask for extra details.

You never pay for your booking until after all the work has been completed and deal with the garage directly after the initial booking process. You also have the ability to change or cancel your booking for free until the day of your appointment.


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Sign-up For MOT Reminder Emails

If you struggle to remember when your MOT in Cardiff is due, enter your reg into our FREE MOT checker below to find out your expiry date instantly. You then also have the option to sign up for MOT reminder emails so you don’t miss your expiry date ever again. 

Please note that when you sign up for MOT reminders, we don’t use your email address for any other marketing purposes, unless you have specifically opted in for these communications.



Driving in Cardiff

The capital of Wales since only 1955, Cardiff has emerged in recent decades as a lively, stylish, self-assured and cosmopolitan city offering culture, history and nightlife as well as the beauty and tranquillity of nearby coastal and rural areas.



What is an MOT Test?

An MOT test, or Ministry of Transport Test, is an essential annual vehicle check to assess roadworthiness and safety standards. It ensures all vehicles on UK roads are maintained to a certain standard, improving road safety standards in the process.


What Do I Do if My MOT is Overdue?

If your MOT is overdue you must book a test immediately. It is illegal to drive on public roads in the UK without a valid MOT certificate.

You can book an MOT online today by entering your vehicle registration and postcode into our comparison site.


How Early Can You Do an MOT?

You can book your MOT as early as you want, but most people choose to book it up to a month, minus a day, before the expiry date. This allows you to complete the same expiry date for the following year. For example, if your car was registered on the 1st of September, you could book your MOT between 2nd August and 1st September to keep the same expiry date. 

If you book your MOT early, you get more time to fix any faults and ensure your car is still legal to drive on UK roads. However, if you book your MOT earlier than a month in advance, the expiry date will become the date of your most recent test.


What is Tested In an MOT?


Seats & Seat Belts

Warning Lights

Switches (position lamp, headlights, hazard lights)

Windscreen Condition, Wipers & Washers

Brake Controls

Steering Wheel & Column

Doors, Mirrors & Horn

Speedometer & Driver Controls (Class 5 only)

Licence Plates

Lights & Licence Plate Lights

Indicators & Hazard Lights

Headlights & Aim

Brake Lights, Fog Lights & Reflectors

Wheels & Tyres

Shock Absorbers

Mirrors, Wiper Blades & Fuel Tank Cap

Glazing (Class 5 Only)

Doors, Boot Lid, Loading Doors, Bonnet


Bodywork Condition


Brake System

Exhaust & Fuel Systems

Speed Limiter (if applicable)

Steering & Power Steering Components

Suspension Components

Fuel Tank

Drive Shafts (if applicable)


Wheel Bearings


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