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Don't get ripped off: Impartial vehicle MOTs available at local authority test centres around Britain - full list included

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I wasn't aware of this, so hopefully it's helpful for other people that don't know. By law, council vehicle tests centres must be open to the general public. They usually only carry out tests and n… Read More
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I wasn't aware of this, so hopefully it's helpful for other people that don't know.

By law, council vehicle tests centres must be open to the general public. They usually only carry out tests and not repairs, so there's no incentive for mechanics to find faults that don't exist.

They charge a maximum of £54.85 (some have posted their local charges around £30), but hopefully this would be offset against fewer repairs. Private companies may run cheaper special offer MOT deals, but it could be in their interest to exaggerate any repairs that may need doing.

The council test centre might obviously still say that a repair is needed if they come across a problem when doing the MOT, but at least you know it's genuine.

Full list included in first post.

Thank you to those who have posted additional centres, all added to the list.

(Sources: MSE and other sites)
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littlemeglet
is this a deal???

...in the same way that your (only) deal for dodging credit card fees from six years ago was a deal, yes.
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Scotland:

Aberdeenshire 38 Powis Terrace, Kittybrewster, Aberdeen AB25 3RF 01224 489300
Aberdeenshire Harlaw Way, Harlaw Road, Inverurie AB51 4TE 01467 627538
Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire Council, Mintlaw Repair Depot, Mintlaw, Peterhead, AB42 8EE 01771 623197
Aberdeenshire Stonehaven Repair Depot, Aberdeenshire Council, Kirkton Rd, Stonehaven AB39 2NQ 01569 763274
Ayrshire North Ayrshire Council, Unit 1d, West Byrehill Industrial Estate, Pennyburn, Kilwinning, KA13 6HR 01294541600
Dundee Dundee City Council Environment Dept, Marchbanks Workshop, 34 Harefield Road, Dundee,DD2 3JW 01382434773
Edinburgh CEC Fleet Services, Russel Rd, Gorgie EH11 2LP 0131 337 2307
Fife Fife Council, Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH 03451 55 55 55
Glasgow MOT Inspection Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, G42 OPG (must book 3mths in advance) 0141 287 3326/3328
Lanarkshire Old Edinburgh Rd, Bellshill ML4 3JF 01698 506284
Midlothian Midlothian Council, 80 High Street, Bonnyrigg EH19 2AE 0131 660 3486
Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Council Contract Services, Transport, Unit 2, 52 Underwood Road, Paisley, PA3 1TL 0141 5614053
West Lothian Deans Industrial Estate, Livingstone EH54 8AY 01506 777831

Wales:

Cardiff Cardiff Council Central Transport Services, Coleridge Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 8BT 02922330068
Carmarthenshire Trostre Depot, Trostre Road, LLanelli SA14 9RA 01554 784138
Ceredigion Glanyrafon Ind Est, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3JQ 01970 633844
Denbighshire Fleet Management & Vehicle Maintenance, Expressway Business Park, Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan LL18 5SQ 01745 839230
Glamorgan The Vale Of Glamorgan Council, Vehicle Workshop, Alps Depot, Wenvoe CF5 6AA 029 2067 3243
Gwent Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, Works Department, Central Depot, Barleyfield Ind Est, Brynmawr. NP23 4YF. 01495311556
Gwent Newport MOT Testing Station, Unit 9 Newport Business Centre, Corporation Road, Newport, NP19 4RF 01633 282752
Gwynedd Gwynedd Council - MOT Test Centre, Cibyn Industrial Estate, Caernarfon, LL55 2BF 01286 671455
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 2RR 01437 775938
Powys Ffrwdgrech DSO Depot, Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate, Brecon LD3 8DR 01874 620565 (ask for Vehicle Maintenance workshops in Brecon)
Wrexham Wrexham MOT Centre, Abbey Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham, LL13 9PW 01978 729600

Yorkshire & Lincolnshire:

Barnsley Barnsley Council Fleet Services, Smithies Lane Depot, Smithies Lane, Smithies, Barnsley S71 1NL 01226 774194
Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Council Beverley Depot, Annie Reed Road, Beverley HU17 0LF 01482 395781
Bridlington Carnaby Depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington 01262 401973
Dewsbury Kirklees Council MOT Testing, George Street Depot, Dewsbury WF13 2LX 01924 325001
Goole Goole Depot, Seavy Road, Goole 01405 766938
Doncaster Doncaster Council, North Bridge, Doncaster DN5 9AN 01302 736851
Grantham Mowbeck Way, off Alexandra Road, Grantham 01476 406551/406557
Halifax Calderdale Council MBC, Battinson Road, Halifax, HX1 4PL 01422 264 374
Harrogate Claro Rd, Harrogate HG1 4AT 01423 556877
Huddersfield Kirklees Council MOT Testing, Vine Street Depot, Huddersfield HD1 6NT 01484 223230
Leeds 225a York Road, Leeds LS9 7QQ 0113 378 1464
Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Council, Fleet Workshop & Offices, Plot 22, Grange Lane North, Scunthorpe, DN16 1BT 01724 297867
Sheffield Sheffield City Council MOT Testing, Staniforth Road, Sheffield S9 3GZ 0114 203 7421
Wakefield Transport Services, Central Vehicle Workshops, Newton Bar Depot, Wakefield, WF1 2TU 01924 306301

North East England:

Gateshead Local Environmental Services, Central Depot, Park Road, Gateshead NE8 3HN 0191 433 7433
Middlesbrough Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesborough TS3 8AL 01642 728066 or 01642 728061
Newcastle Newington Road, Shieldfield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 5BD 01912 783 819
Redcar Limerick Rd, Dormanstown, Redcar TS10 5JU 01642 444979
South Shields Heddon Way, Tyne Dock, South Shields NE34 0NT 0191 427 2024
Stockton-on-Tees Cowpen Lane Depot, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 4DD 01642 527167

North West England:

Bamber Bridge Dewhurst Row, Holme Road, Bamber Bridge PR5 6BB 01772 532618
Bolton Transport Services & Vehicle Workshop, Bradley Fold Depot, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton BL2 6RS 0161 253 6699
Burnley Lancashire County Council, Units A & B Brindley Close, Network 65 Business Park, Burnley BB11 5TD 01282 448873
Carlisle Boustead's Grassing, Rome Street, Carlisle CA2 5LG 01228 817518
Knowsley Stretton Way Depot, Huyton Industrial Estate, Knowsley L36 6JF 0151 443 2816
Lytham St Annes Fylde Borough Council, Snowdon Rd, Lytham St Annes FY8 3DP 01253 658635
Oldham Operational Services Depot, Moorhey Street Oldham OL4 1JF 0161 770 4445
Salford Turnpike House, 631 Eccles New Road, Salford M50 1SW 0161 925 1042
Warrington Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington WA4 6PT 01925 634296
Widnes Neighbourhood Services, Lowerhouse Lane Depot, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, WA8 7AW 0151 511 7222
Wigan Wigan Council, Makerfield Depot, Makerfield Way, Ince, Wigan WN2 2PR 01942 705125

West Midlands:

Birmingham Montague Street, Bordesley, Birmingham B9 4BA 0121 303 3311
Coventry 259 London Rd, Coventry CV3 4AR 024 7683 2147
Newcastle-under-Lyme Newcastle Borough Council MOT Testing Centre, Knutton Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 2SL 01782 620953
Nuneaton St. Marys Road Depot, St. Marys Road, Nuneaton CV11 5AR 024 7637 6031
Stafford Building QA, Beacon Business Park, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0YY 01785 854832 / 854833
Stoke on Trent Stoke on Trent City Council, Weighbridge Site, Cromer Road, Northwood, Stoke on Trent ST1 6QN 01782 232297
Walsall Walsall Council MOT Test Centre, Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7EN 01922 653753

Western England:

Banbury Thorpe Lane Depot, Banbury OX16 4UT 01295 221916
Bath Bath and North East Somerset Council, Locksbrook Trading Estate, Bath BA1 3EL 01225 477314
Bristol Sandy Park Rd, Brislington, Bristol BS4 3NZ 0117 903 6319
Bristol Broad Lane, Engine Common, Yate, Bristol BS37 7PN 01454 863920
Cheltenham Swindon Rd Depot, Cheltenham GL51 9JZ 01242 264184
Devizes Wiltshire Council Works Depot, Horton Road, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2JJ 01380 725854
Oxford Transport Services Division, Cowley Marsh Depot, Marsh Road, Oxford OX4 2HH 01865 252944

Eastern England:

Bury St Edmunds ST EDMUNDSBURY BOROUGH COUNCIL, Olding Road, Off Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3TA 01284 757458
Chelmsford Chelmsford City Council MOT Testing, Drovers Way, Chelmsford CM2 5PH 01245 615800
Lowestoft Waveney District Council MOT Testing Centre, Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft NR32 2EF 01502 565626
Luton Fleet Transport, Central Depot, Kingsway, Luton LU4 8AU 01582 546839
Norwich Norfolk County Services MOT Testing, 280 Fifers Lane, Norwich NR6 6EQ 01603 894346

South West England:

Bodmin Central Group Centre, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin PL31 1DZ 01872 327 827
Dorchester Fleet Services, Charminster Depot, 1 Wanchard Lane, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2 5RP 01305 228104
Redruth Cornwall Transport Organisation Engineering, Western Group Centre, Radnor Road, Scorrier, Redruth TR16 5EH 01872 327252

Southern and South East England:

Andover Test Valley Borough Council, Portway Depot, Macadam Way, Andover SP10 3XW 01264 368000
Guildford Woking Road Depot, Woking Road, Guildford GU1 1QE 01483 445091
Milton Keynes Synergy Park, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 1LY 01908 252845
Hedge End Eastleigh Borough Council, Hedge End Depot, Botley Road, Hedge End SO30 2RA 023 8068 8389
Redhill Reigate and Banstead Borough Council MOT Centre, Horley Road, Redhill RH1 6PN 01737 276650/13
Southampton City Depot, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 0LJ 023 8083 4363

London:

Croydon Factory Lane, Croydon CR0 3RL 020 8255 2758
East Ham Newham Council MOT Centre, Central Depot, Jenkins Lane IG11 0AD 020 8472 0343
Epping Forest Langston Road, Debden IG10 3UE 020 8532 0357
Hounslow Bridge Rd Depot, Pears Rd, Hounslow TW3 1SQ 020 8583 5430
King's Cross York Way Depot, Freight Lane, York Way, London N1C 4BE 020 7974 3447
Poplar Blackwall Transport Complex, 1 Silvocea Way, London E14 0JJ 020 7364 1069
Thamesmead Greenwich Council Fleet Management, Birchmere Depot, Eastern Way, London SE28 8BF 020 8921 4561
Wandsworth 1 Dormay Street, Frogmore Complex, London SW18 1EY 020 8871 6761























Edited By: kneale81 on May 10, 2014 17:16: Updated list 10/5/14 17:16 - thanks everyone
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IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Sorry to be pedantic but it is Great Britain, not great Britain

haha - JK!
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I use this company http://weonlymot.co.uk/ the cost is £45 (many centres have £10 off at the moment too making it only £35). They do not do repairs and are not affiliated to any garage. The best thing is...you don't pay unless you pass (if your car is more than 10 years old they do take a partial payment). I know there aren't many around the country yet but may be useful to some!
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IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Updated title just for you ;)

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Scotland:

Aberdeenshire 38 Powis Terrace, Kittybrewster, Aberdeen AB25 3RF 01224 489300
Aberdeenshire Harlaw Way, Harlaw Road, Inverurie AB51 4TE 01467 627538
Aberdeenshire Aberdeenshire Council, Mintlaw Repair Depot, Mintlaw, Peterhead, AB42 8EE 01771 623197
Aberdeenshire Stonehaven Repair Depot, Aberdeenshire Council, Kirkton Rd, Stonehaven AB39 2NQ 01569 763274
Ayrshire North Ayrshire Council, Unit 1d, West Byrehill Industrial Estate, Pennyburn, Kilwinning, KA13 6HR 01294541600
Dundee Dundee City Council Environment Dept, Marchbanks Workshop, 34 Harefield Road, Dundee,DD2 3JW 01382434773
Edinburgh CEC Fleet Services, Russel Rd, Gorgie EH11 2LP 0131 337 2307
Fife Fife Council, Bankhead Central, Bankhead Park, Glenrothes, KY7 6GH 03451 55 55 55
Glasgow MOT Inspection Centre, 425 Polmadie Road, G42 OPG (must book 3mths in advance) 0141 287 3326/3328
Lanarkshire Old Edinburgh Rd, Bellshill ML4 3JF 01698 506284
Midlothian Midlothian Council, 80 High Street, Bonnyrigg EH19 2AE 0131 660 3486
Renfrewshire Renfrewshire Council Contract Services, Transport, Unit 2, 52 Underwood Road, Paisley, PA3 1TL 0141 5614053
West Lothian Deans Industrial Estate, Livingstone EH54 8AY 01506 777831

Wales:

Cardiff Cardiff Council Central Transport Services, Coleridge Road, Grangetown, Cardiff, CF11 8BT 02922330068
Carmarthenshire Trostre Depot, Trostre Road, LLanelli SA14 9RA 01554 784138
Ceredigion Glanyrafon Ind Est, Llanbadarn, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion SY23 3JQ 01970 633844
Denbighshire Fleet Management & Vehicle Maintenance, Expressway Business Park, Abergele Road, Bodelwyddan LL18 5SQ 01745 839230
Glamorgan The Vale Of Glamorgan Council, Vehicle Workshop, Alps Depot, Wenvoe CF5 6AA 029 2067 3243
Gwent Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, Works Department, Central Depot, Barleyfield Ind Est, Brynmawr. NP23 4YF. 01495311556
Gwent Newport MOT Testing Station, Unit 9 Newport Business Centre, Corporation Road, Newport, NP19 4RF 01633 282752
Gwynedd Gwynedd Council - MOT Test Centre, Cibyn Industrial Estate, Caernarfon, LL55 2BF 01286 671455
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire SA73 2RR 01437 775938
Powys Ffrwdgrech DSO Depot, Ffrwdgrech Industrial Estate, Brecon LD3 8DR 01874 620565 (ask for Vehicle Maintenance workshops in Brecon)
Wrexham Wrexham MOT Centre, Abbey Road South, Wrexham Industrial Estate, Wrexham, LL13 9PW 01978 729600

Yorkshire & Lincolnshire:

Barnsley Barnsley Council Fleet Services, Smithies Lane Depot, Smithies Lane, Smithies, Barnsley S71 1NL 01226 774194
Beverley East Riding of Yorkshire Council Beverley Depot, Annie Reed Road, Beverley HU17 0LF 01482 395781
Bridlington Carnaby Depot, Carnaby Industrial Estate, Bridlington 01262 401973
Dewsbury Kirklees Council MOT Testing, George Street Depot, Dewsbury WF13 2LX 01924 325001
Goole Goole Depot, Seavy Road, Goole 01405 766938
Doncaster Doncaster Council, North Bridge, Doncaster DN5 9AN 01302 736851
Grantham Mowbeck Way, off Alexandra Road, Grantham 01476 406551/406557
Halifax Calderdale Council MBC, Battinson Road, Halifax, HX1 4PL 01422 264 374
Harrogate Claro Rd, Harrogate HG1 4AT 01423 556877
Huddersfield Kirklees Council MOT Testing, Vine Street Depot, Huddersfield HD1 6NT 01484 223230
Leeds 225a York Road, Leeds LS9 7QQ 0113 378 1464
Scunthorpe North Lincolnshire Council, Fleet Workshop & Offices, Plot 22, Grange Lane North, Scunthorpe, DN16 1BT 01724 297867
Sheffield Sheffield City Council MOT Testing, Staniforth Road, Sheffield S9 3GZ 0114 203 7421
Wakefield Transport Services, Central Vehicle Workshops, Newton Bar Depot, Wakefield, WF1 2TU 01924 306301

North East England:

Gateshead Local Environmental Services, Central Depot, Park Road, Gateshead NE8 3HN 0191 433 7433
Middlesbrough Cargo Fleet Lane, Middlesborough TS3 8AL 01642 728066 or 01642 728061
Newcastle Newington Road, Shieldfield, Newcastle-upon-Tyne NE6 5BD 01912 783 819
Redcar Limerick Rd, Dormanstown, Redcar TS10 5JU 01642 444979
South Shields Heddon Way, Tyne Dock, South Shields NE34 0NT 0191 427 2024
Stockton-on-Tees Cowpen Lane Depot, Billingham, Stockton-on-Tees TS23 4DD 01642 527167

North West England:

Bamber Bridge Dewhurst Row, Holme Road, Bamber Bridge PR5 6BB 01772 532618
Bolton Transport Services & Vehicle Workshop, Bradley Fold Depot, Bradley Fold Road, Bolton BL2 6RS 0161 253 6699
Burnley Lancashire County Council, Units A & B Brindley Close, Network 65 Business Park, Burnley BB11 5TD 01282 448873
Carlisle Boustead's Grassing, Rome Street, Carlisle CA2 5LG 01228 817518
Knowsley Stretton Way Depot, Huyton Industrial Estate, Knowsley L36 6JF 0151 443 2816
Lytham St Annes Fylde Borough Council, Snowdon Rd, Lytham St Annes FY8 3DP 01253 658635
Oldham Operational Services Depot, Moorhey Street Oldham OL4 1JF 0161 770 4445
Salford Turnpike House, 631 Eccles New Road, Salford M50 1SW 0161 925 1042
Warrington Wilderspool Causeway, Warrington WA4 6PT 01925 634296
Widnes Neighbourhood Services, Lowerhouse Lane Depot, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, WA8 7AW 0151 511 7222
Wigan Wigan Council, Makerfield Depot, Makerfield Way, Ince, Wigan WN2 2PR 01942 705125

West Midlands:

Birmingham Montague Street, Bordesley, Birmingham B9 4BA 0121 303 3311
Coventry 259 London Rd, Coventry CV3 4AR 024 7683 2147
Newcastle-under-Lyme Newcastle Borough Council MOT Testing Centre, Knutton Lane, Newcastle-under-Lyme ST5 2SL 01782 620953
Nuneaton St. Marys Road Depot, St. Marys Road, Nuneaton CV11 5AR 024 7637 6031
Stafford Building QA, Beacon Business Park, Weston Road, Stafford ST18 0YY 01785 854832 / 854833
Stoke on Trent Stoke on Trent City Council, Weighbridge Site, Cromer Road, Northwood, Stoke on Trent ST1 6QN 01782 232297
Walsall Walsall Council MOT Test Centre, Environmental Depot, 200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills, Walsall WS8 7EN 01922 653753

Western England:

Banbury Thorpe Lane Depot, Banbury OX16 4UT 01295 221916
Bath Bath and North East Somerset Council, Locksbrook Trading Estate, Bath BA1 3EL 01225 477314
Bristol Sandy Park Rd, Brislington, Bristol BS4 3NZ 0117 903 6319
Bristol Broad Lane, Engine Common, Yate, Bristol BS37 7PN 01454 863920
Cheltenham Swindon Rd Depot, Cheltenham GL51 9JZ 01242 264184
Devizes Wiltshire Council Works Depot, Horton Road, Devizes, Wiltshire SN10 2JJ 01380 725854
Oxford Transport Services Division, Cowley Marsh Depot, Marsh Road, Oxford OX4 2HH 01865 252944

Eastern England:

Bury St Edmunds ST EDMUNDSBURY BOROUGH COUNCIL, Olding Road, Off Western Way, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 3TA 01284 757458
Chelmsford Chelmsford City Council MOT Testing, Drovers Way, Chelmsford CM2 5PH 01245 615800
Lowestoft Waveney District Council MOT Testing Centre, Rotterdam Road, Lowestoft NR32 2EF 01502 565626
Luton Fleet Transport, Central Depot, Kingsway, Luton LU4 8AU 01582 546839
Norwich Norfolk County Services MOT Testing, 280 Fifers Lane, Norwich NR6 6EQ 01603 894346

South West England:

Bodmin Central Group Centre, Castle Canyke Road, Bodmin PL31 1DZ 01872 327 827
Dorchester Fleet Services, Charminster Depot, 1 Wanchard Lane, Charminster, Dorchester, DT2 5RP 01305 228104
Redruth Cornwall Transport Organisation Engineering, Western Group Centre, Radnor Road, Scorrier, Redruth TR16 5EH 01872 327252

Southern and South East England:

Andover Test Valley Borough Council, Portway Depot, Macadam Way, Andover SP10 3XW 01264 368000
Guildford Woking Road Depot, Woking Road, Guildford GU1 1QE 01483 445091
Milton Keynes Synergy Park, Chesney Wold, Bleak Hall, Milton Keynes, MK6 1LY 01908 252845
Hedge End Eastleigh Borough Council, Hedge End Depot, Botley Road, Hedge End SO30 2RA 023 8068 8389
Redhill Reigate and Banstead Borough Council MOT Centre, Horley Road, Redhill RH1 6PN 01737 276650/13
Southampton City Depot, First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton SO15 0LJ 023 8083 4363

London:

Croydon Factory Lane, Croydon CR0 3RL 020 8255 2758
East Ham Newham Council MOT Centre, Central Depot, Jenkins Lane IG11 0AD 020 8472 0343
Epping Forest Langston Road, Debden IG10 3UE 020 8532 0357
Hounslow Bridge Rd Depot, Pears Rd, Hounslow TW3 1SQ 020 8583 5430
King's Cross York Way Depot, Freight Lane, York Way, London N1C 4BE 020 7974 3447
Poplar Blackwall Transport Complex, 1 Silvocea Way, London E14 0JJ 020 7364 1069
Thamesmead Greenwich Council Fleet Management, Birchmere Depot, Eastern Way, London SE28 8BF 020 8921 4561
Wandsworth 1 Dormay Street, Frogmore Complex, London SW18 1EY 020 8871 6761























Edited By: kneale81 on May 10, 2014 17:16: Updated list 10/5/14 17:16 - thanks everyone
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nice.. :)
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Really good to know this. Thank you OP.
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I don't keep a car long enough to need an MOT but this is good for those that do. Heat added.
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Good post OP. I did know about this from here and Martin Lewis I think but heat for your effort and as I can see there's one near me I might give it a go, couldn't be bothered to look it up before but you've done all the hard work. :)
#6
One more for Wales :

Gwent Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, Works Department, Central Depot, Barleyfield Ind Est, Brynmawr. NP23 4YF. 01495311556 [source]
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Gball
I don't keep a car long enough to need an MOT but this is good for those that do. Heat added.
leasing?
#8
jaset
One more for Wales :

Gwent Blaenau Gwent Borough Council, Works Department, Central Depot, Barleyfield Ind Est, Brynmawr. NP23 4YF. 01495311556 [source]

Thanks, added.
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Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up
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IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Updated title just for you ;)
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Superb- I use them and worth it for the knowledge you are not getting "Halforded".
Heat!
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Nice! My cars due an MOT soon thanks!
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IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Sorry to be pedantic but it is Great Britain, not great Britain

haha - JK!
#14
how much does it cost?
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kneale81
IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Updated title just for you ;)
UK? Great Britain? British Isles? This should clear things up http://youtu.be/rNu8XDBSn10 :-)
#16
The only 'problem' with government MOT centres is that they charge the full £54.85...
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I have used the Cambridge one https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/vehicle-services-mots-and-repairs

It was fine, but in the end I found a garage I trusted, which made it less hassle if I needed repair work to be done.

They will also do servicing, and then the MOT is £25 instead of £45.

https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees says the full MOT fee is £54.85
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Bt2mRPgn
kneale81
IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Updated title just for you ;)
UK? Great Britain? British Isles? This should clear things up http://youtu.be/rNu8XDBSn10 :-)

I know the difference between them ;) I just hadn't realised Northern Ireland wasn't on my list, my eyes were going gozzy from having to bold each place name individually on the list oO
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Just an amendment to the above list.

The Cardiff Council Workshops have moved to a new address which is:

Cardiff Council Central Transport Services, Coleridge Road, Grangetown, Cardiff.
CF11 8BT.

Telephone : 02922330068
#20
I have used the Adur and Worthing council test centre, brilliant, friendly and completely trustworthy. Good post don't know why i didnt think of posting!
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Upside of council centres: increased impartiality
Downside of council centres: you miss out on the reduced price deals, since they charge the full £55

Solution I've been using for a long time: use non-government facilities where they won't be able to work on your car, or won't be interested in the work. eg. I take my girlfriend's Mini to a garage which works only on Jap imports for its MOT (£30), and I take my chavtastic Impreza to the full-blown Vines BMW dealership for its MOT (£45).

Edited By: le_jaeger on May 09, 2014 16:57
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ahenry
I have used the Cambridge one https://www.cambridge.gov.uk/vehicle-services-mots-and-repairs

It was fine, but in the end I found a garage I trusted, which made it less hassle if I needed repair work to be done.

They will also do servicing, and then the MOT is £25 instead of £45.

https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/mot-test-fees says the full MOT fee is £54.85

As you say a good independent garage is the way to go, go on word of mouth build up a rapport with them and you will be far better off in the long run.
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scott76535
Just an amendment to the above list.

The Cardiff Council Workshops have moved to a new address which is:

Cardiff Council Central Transport Services, Coleridge Road, Grangetown, Cardiff.
CF11 8BT.

Telephone : 02922330068

Thank you, updated.
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I've been using Cardiff Council workshop for MOT and they've been really great. Nice facility with a very friendly staff. I would definitely recommend getting your car tested at the council workshop.
#25
Just quick question though might seem daft. what if they find a fault. technically that's MOT fail and thus the car is not allowed to drive legally on the road. how does one get it into garage for repair ?
1 Like #26
kneale81
Bt2mRPgn
kneale81
IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Updated title just for you ;)
UK? Great Britain? British Isles? This should clear things up http://youtu.be/rNu8XDBSn10 :-)

I know the difference between them ;) I just hadn't realised Northern Ireland wasn't on my list, my eyes were going gozzy from having to bold each place name individually on the list oO
Sorry, wasn't meaning to suggest that you didn't. ;)
2 Likes #27
You can see some MOT related stuff (like which cars pass and fail the most) here:
http://www.motresults.com/Rank.aspx

You can also see how popular/common your color of car is
#28
Bt2mRPgn
kneale81
Bt2mRPgn
kneale81
IWOOTN
Sorry to be pedantic but not UK wide. just great Britain.

In Northern Ireland MOT's are conducted by the DVTA ( Driver vehicle Testing Agency ) A Government Department. There are something like 13 centres to serve the whole of NI and you have to book ( normally a couple of weeks in advance). You cant just turn up

Updated title just for you
UK? Great Britain? British Isles? This should clear things up http://youtu.be/rNu8XDBSn10

I know the difference between them I just hadn't realised Northern Ireland wasn't on my list, my eyes were going gozzy from having to bold each place name individually on the list oO
Sorry, wasn't meaning to suggest that you didn't. ;)

I know ;)
#29
is this a deal???
110 Likes #30
littlemeglet
is this a deal???

...in the same way that your (only) deal for dodging credit card fees from six years ago was a deal, yes.
1 Like #31
eternalflame
Just quick question though might seem daft. what if they find a fault. technically that's MOT fail and thus the car is not allowed to drive legally on the road. how does one get it into garage for repair ?

If the vehicle still has a current MOT ie it's not run out yet then no issue, and if it's already run out you're allowed to drive to and from a pre booked MOT test if your tax and MOT have already run out, the MOT centre I think technically needs to be the most locally one available to you.
#32
Thank you
banned#33
Don't use these. They are the worst ones !
they fail the cars and check 100 times
#34
Hull city council also do mot test at there depot unsure of address
#35
great post, cheers
1 Like #36
ACIDFORUMS
Gball
I don't keep a car long enough to need an MOT but this is good for those that do. Heat added.
leasing?

Nah, twocing.
#37
There are more independents than those listed for Scotland.
My daughter uses one in Kilwinning.

North Ayrshire Council
Unit 1d
West Byrehill Industrial Estate, Pennyburn
Kilwinning
KA13 6HR

Phone - 01294541600

Couldn't find an all Scotland list, so your local council site might be the best place to look.
#38
I personally use these council run ones when I can, guarantees impartiality. Heat for posting for reference and awareness.
#39
le_jaeger
Upside of council centres: increased impartiality
Downside of council centres: you miss out on the reduced price deals, since they charge the full £55

Solution I've been using for a long time: use non-government facilities where they won't be able to work on your car, or won't be interested in the work. eg. I take my girlfriend's Mini to a garage which works only on Jap imports for its MOT (£30), and I take my chavtastic Impreza to the full-blown Vines BMW dealership for its MOT (£45).

brilliant idea, thanks for sharing!
#40
At least give MSE the credit OP for the information...
http://www.moneysavingexpert.com/travel/cheap-mot

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