The MOT Test Frequently Asked Questions

Where can you collect from and deliver to?

Call us at our Deptford, London branch on 020 86919827 or our Dartford, Kent branch on 01322 907066. We reserve the right to refuse collection. We can collect from home, work or anywhere you choose.

Is my car insured?

Yes, any car we take for MOT testing is FULLY COMPREHENSIVELY insured. We take the utmost care to drive your car responsibly and safely, and our drivers are all pre-vetted.

How do I pay?

You need to give the driver cash on collection for the full amount and a receipt is left with you.

When do I get a receipt?

A receipt will be provided when your car is collected and full documentation is given to you on return of your vehicle.

How do I get my MOT Certificate?

Your MOT certificate will either be left in car on the seat or if preferred, handed to you personally when we deliver the car back to you.

What happens if my car fails the MOT?

If your car fails the MOT we will immediately call to let you know, explain why the car has failed and let you know the next steps.

How do I contact The Test Centre in case of a change of plan?

You can either call us on 0208 691 9827, or use the Contact Us page on our website.

Do all your charges include VAT?

The MOT test fee is VAT free. However other services are subject to VAT at the current rate.

No Pass
No Fee

We operate a no pass, no fee policy - if you don't pass your MOT, you don't pay.

It's that simple.


Really good service. I was able to book online which meant there was no waiting in queue. Staff were really professional, friendly and very efficient in their jobs. Definitely the place to get your MOT.

Simone John

I've used The Test Centre for several years and their service is always great. I booked in for a 7am slot and I was back home by 7.45am. The staff are great, really friendly and appeared to be happy and smiling given the time. There's a nice waiting area with a TV, you can buy hot drinks and the ...

Roy Abraham

Excellent service from the receptionist on the phone and in person, right through to the testers. It was my 1st MOT and everyone was very friendly and helpful. The service was very fast and we were served with a smile! I will be back soon and highly recommend this place to everyone! Thanks guys ...


Great service, have used them for over 5 years very professional and polite. An the price is reasonable the collection and return of vehicle no problems vehicle is returned the same as it was collected. Keep up the good work.

Peter Bennett

I've used this MOT centre before with my last car. The service you receive here is fantastic and there is actually somewhere to sit as well as coffee and hot chocolate! This is obviously the reason why they have won so many awards. Their professionalism and courtesy is second to none. I can't e...

Pedy Day

I think this is probably the most convenient MOT station ever! I can see why it has won garage of the year. I felt so comfortable taking my car for its yearly check up unlike quick fit where I was made to feel very stupid. The whole garage was really clean and it was actually a pleasant experienc...

Michelle Chalmers

This is the 2nd time doing my MOT here. I was reminded by text my MOT was due which was very useful as I couldn't remember. Excellent service from mechanics to receptionist. Quick & friendly. High recommended.

Dat Nguyen

Fast, efficient and polite! Absolutely fabulous service and also prompt! Have recommended to a number of friends and they are now of the same opinion. I have been visiting this garage for a number of years now and would not go anywhere else!

Mak Copley

Love this place! Professional, friendly and great to go to a place that doesn't patronise female drivers. Can't recommend them highly enough.

Sarah Jelly

Excellent experience. The staff were very polite and courteous. The mechanic was very knowledgeable about my car and gave me simple understandable explanations. Appointment started on time. Very high standard, efficiency, friendly. I was very relaxed and comfortable in the waiting area.x

Constance Ovonji

Just got my MOT done for a Mazda 3 and the lad there was brilliant. He went through everything and took time to explain. Staff knew what there were doing and everyone was very professional. I can't recommend them highly enough.

Dinuka Wijesinghe

I have been having my cars MOTD for the last 7 years with this company and their service and attitude is excellent. I would never use anyone else. They are honest and very relaiable with their drop off and pick up service

Elaina Talbot

What an amazing company it's my first time using them and found them very professional, friendly and efficient. I booked my MOT at 2pm over the phone for 3pm the same day... well worth the money I'll be back next year thank you

Matt Maccoll

Always friendly and professional. Have been having my MOT done here for 6 years and would highly recommend this place. Very courteous friendly and professional.

Atiqur Rahman

Great service and very efficient. I've been going there for years, you're in and out very quickly. I'd definitely recommend.

Steve Hammond

Very friendly staff. Service is great. I love their reminders. I was seen bang on the appointed time. Keep it up guys. Excellent service.

Shazzmo Mo

Great experience! Got an appointment, arrived in time. My bike was tested. It passed, I paid, I went back home happy

Pastor JT

Absolutely perfect. I phoned because a bit late and they were fine. The Mechanic was so polite and professional as was the man behind the desk. They turned what was a possible nightmare into a very pleasant experience and yes we passed which definitely helped.

Elaine Shaw

The best mot station I have ever been to, and also all of the staff are so friendly and helpful. They make you feel so welcome and relaxed I would highly recommend them to everyone. 10/10 for the staff

Chales Agnew

Very quick and efficient service been coming here for years with no problems. Highly recommended.

Ms Terri

A very friendly and efficient place a nice waiting room and facilities I'd recommend anybody to book their Vehicle for an MOT here I shall return next year thank you

Andrew Whitehead

First Class Service Every member of staff from the receptionists to the examiners are friendly and courteous, and polite Cannot fault them in any way. Keep it up people you've got an excellent attitude & formula I would give 10 stars if possible HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

Dave Gibbo

Very clean garage. The staff are nice and friendly. There is a comfortable waiting area with a hot drinks machine and a clean toilet on site.


Super efficient service. Incredibly friendly. Been using this place for years and the level of efficiency hasn't faltered. Thank you... see you next year!

Gina Murray

I now use the test centre all the time, the staff are very friendly and pleasant. The workplace is clean and tidy and hot drinks available when waiting. I would highly recommend The Test Centre to anyone thinking of using this centre, also very very reasonable prices Thank you all so much A+ 100% s...


The Test Centre

Deptford, London

0208 691 9827

193 - 197 Edward Place
Off Edward Street


Dartford, Kent

01322 907066

Unit 19 Applegarth Drive

Opening hours

Monday - Thurs:

7:00am - 7:00pm


7:00am - 10:00pm


7:00am - 4:00pm


8:00am - 2:00pm

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