We operate an independent MOT testing station that not only tests our own vehicles but ones owned by the general public too.

Why choose a Council MOT test centre?

Hundreds of people use our test centre each month and are satisfied with the service they receive.

The following is taken from an article published on MoneySavingExpert.com about why some customers prefer to use MOT test centres based at local councils:

"By law these test centres (though not taxi or Crown stations) must be open to the general public. As they generally only carry out tests and don't do repairs (always check), there's no incentive for mechanics to find faults that don't exist."

"Thousands of savvy MoneySavers have used these test centres and the vast majority report their cars either consistently pass the test, or need fewer repairs compared with MOTs done at other garages."

What vehicles do we test?

We are authorised to test the following classes of vehicle:

Type Cost Re-test fee (if required)
Car or light van (Class 4) £40 £10 
Light Minibuses ( Class 5) £50 £20
Light Commercial (Class 7) £50 £20

Note that we do not do motorbike tests.

Customer reviews

"I feel secure in the knowledge that they do a first class job and there is no chance of being ripped off for repairs."- John via Facebook.

"Not the cheapest, but the best." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Zap via Google.

"Great service every time, and no incentive at all to up sell anything, has a small waiting room with selection of magazines." ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ - Gareth via Google

Book your test today

You can book by phone anytime Monday to Friday between and

Call us: 01302 736851


Unfortunately we do not have an online booking system.

Opening hours

We're open Monday to Friday, -

How to find us

You can find us near to the town centre at North Bridge, next to Halfords.

Last updated: 09 December 2020 14:28:43

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