MOT Test Centre
We are approved by VOSA to carry out MOT testing and MOT repairs to all Class IV (cars & small vans), Class V (Minibuses 13-16 Seat or more & ambulances) and Class VII (large vans & motorhomes). MOT tests can be carried out while you wait (by appointment only) whilst you sit comfortably in the viewing area.
Class IV MOT is only £35 Monday-Saturday.
Get a £5 off an MOT with Car Service packages.
Free re-test if your car fails.
Contact us to book an MOT appointment.
Hassle Free MOTs at Discounted Prices
We have two fully-automated test lanes to accommodate cars, vans and motor homes. MOTs take between 45 minutes and 1 hour. We have a pleasant seating area with viewing bays so you can watch your car being MOT'd.
Note that you can present your vehicle for MOT up to 1 calendar month before it is due to expire and your MOT expiry date will be extended (added on to) the end of your existing MOT. Taking this approach will give you time to have the vehicle repaired should it be necessary. It's not recommended to leave your MOT until it has almost reached expiry as it is illegal to drive your vehicle without a valid MOT.
Class IV (Class 4 MOT) Cars & Small Vans
All makes and models of vehicles, including classics up to 3000kg, for example, cars, taxis, 4 x 4s, small and medium vans and some motor caravans. A free re-test is offered within 10 working days.
£35 six days a week. While you wait service- please make an appointment. Contact us now!
Class V (Class 5 MOT) Private Passenger Vehicles (Minibuses) 13-16 seats or more & ambulances
Private passenger vehicles (minibuses) and ambulances with gross vehicle weight of up to 5000kg.
Note: Vehicles fitted with more than 8 passenger seats and first used before 1 October 2001 may also require a seatbelt installation check as part of the MOT Test.
From £50 six days a week. While you wait service – please make an appointment. Contact us now!
Note: an annual MOT is required for Class V Private passenger vehicles with the first MOT due on the first anniversary of date of registration.
Class VII (Class 7 MOT) Larger Vans etc.
All makes and models of vehicles from 3000 – 3500kg, for example, medium and large vans and larger motor caravans. A free re-test is offered within 10 working days.
Extended ramp available for larger vehicles. The overhead height of our facility is 7 metres (to allow for when the ramp is elevated). The height of the entrance is 4 metres.
£45 six days a week. While you wait service- please make an appointment. Contact us now!
MOT repairs after a failed MOT
Should your car fail the MOT test we can repair it on site, usually at the same time subject to parts availability, thus avoiding the need for you to return for a re-test. See below for the type of MOT you require.
We offer a re-test of your vehicle free of charge within 10 working days should you wish to repair it elsewhere.
Check your vehicle's MOT history and status online
To check your vehicle's MOT history and status online you will need the vehicle's registration number.
You will also need the MOT test number from the latest MOT pass (VT20) or refusal (VT30) certificate. If you don't have the latest MOT certificate you can use the vehicle reference number which is located on the registration certificate (V5C).
My MOT ran out yesterday, I have a test booked, can I still drive my car? NO! The only time you can drive without an MOT is when you are traveliing to or from a pre-booked MOT test. But don't worry, we normally have some MOT slots free so drop us a line and get one booked ASAP!
Help, I've lost my MOT Certificate!
Don't panic, we can reprint it for you! If you had your MOT done at another garage you will need to bring your vehcile's registration document (V5C).
MOT Certificates, Advisory Notes and Failure Sheets
The way that the MOT test works in England, Scotland and Wales changes on 20 May 2018.
Issues found during the MOT are either:
All issues are listed either on the pass certificate (if the vehicle has passed the test but with some advisory items to note) or on the failure sheet (if the vehicle has failed the test and there are also some advisory items).
If an item has been recorded as an advisory item it does not have to be rectified in order to pass the mot. However, it is good practice to consult your garage’s advice regarding a future repair. Sometimes, it is sufficient to just get it checked in a few months but in other cases replacing a small part before it leads to a bigger, more expensive repair may be prudent.
There are also stricter rules on diesel emissions, changes to what we test and some improvements to the clarity of the MOT certificate, and changes for classic cars. You can read more about the changes here.