You can book your MOT test with us by accessing our online diary
24 hours a day, 7 days a week!
Our testers and technicians do not receive commission or bonus unlike some of the larger independents and dealerships so that we can assure our customers that our only motivation is road safety, customer satisfaction and the environment. We endeavour to pass as many vehicles as possible.
Did you know that all MOT stations are inspected and rated by the government ?
Many try to hide the findings but we are proud to announce we were inspected very recently and were awarded with a green ranking of ‘very low risk’ proving our commitment to the scheme and to our customers. We continue to improve and this was reflected in our score.
The MOT test is probably the most confusing area of the garage trade. When completed properly it’s a very valid and worthwhile safety test, although quite often it is misused and devalued by rogue garages. You have to ask a couple of simple questions: Why are some garages so quick to heavily discount the test fee? MOT bays cost a vast amount of money to install and run so how can a garage earn money charging £25.00 for an MOT? The answer is simple… they can’t!
They will rely on making a profit by cutting corners or by carrying out unnecessary repairs and that’s wrong and very unfair. Especially when you come back to the fact that it is primarily a safety test designed to protect you, your family and other road users.
We are licensed to carry out MOT testing on class IV vehicles and hackney carriage and private hire taxis.
The MOT test only ensures vehicles meet the minimum road safety and environmental standards.
Remember: An MOT is just a visual check – no adjustments, no stripping, no cleaning. Just because it passed its MOT doesn’t make it legal. The MOT is not a replacement for a service.
What should I do before before an MOT?
Many faults found during the MOT test could be sorted before you even arrive.
Some things to check are:
- Make sure all lights and reflectors are correctly positioned and not obscured.
- Before your test, have somebody walk around the vehicle while you test each of the lights from the drivers seat.
- Check the depth of the tread on your tyres is at least 1.6mm – you can use a 20p coin for this!
- Ensure that you have plenty of screenwash and your wipers can clear the windscreen. If you have any damage to the screen then it may be worth getting it checked out before booking your test. If you’re not sure feel free to get in touch.