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MOT Testing

  • You must keep any vehicles driven on the road in a roadworthy condition. The MOT test checks that your vehicle meets road safety and environmental standards.
  • It isn't the same as having your vehicle serviced and doesn't check its general mechanical condition.
  • You must get an MOT test every year once your vehicle is 3 years old.
  • You can renew your MOT up to a month before it expires. The earliest date you can get your vehicle tested is printed on the pass certificate.
  • You can’t drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has expired. You could be prosecuted if caught.
  • The only exception is if you've already booked an MOT and are driving your vehicle to the test centre.


In our MOT Testing Station, we test Class 1 to 7. Garden City Garage can MOT Test any vehicle you may have from Motorcycle's, Car's, Van's, Mini Bus, Ambulances, Taxi and Goods vehicles.


Our dedicated MOT testing bay is fully equip with industry leading technology insuring your car is in perfect working order for your next journey.



Class            Vehicle type

1                   Motorcycle (engine size up to 200cc)

1                   Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size up to 200cc)

2                   Motorcycle (engine size over 200cc)

2                   Motorcycle with sidecar (engine size over 200cc)

3                   3-wheeled vehicles (up to 450kg unladen weight)

4                   3-wheeled vehicles (over 450kg unladen weight)

4                   Cars (up to 8 passenger seats)

4                   Motor caravans

4                   Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw)

4                   Dual purpose vehicles

4                   Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats)

4                   Ambulances and taxis

4                   Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats)

4                   Goods vehicles (up to 3,000kg design gross weight)

4a                 Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check

5                   Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (13 to 16 passenger seats)

5                   Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (more than 16 passenger seats)

5                   Playbuses

5a                 Class 5 vehicles (13 to 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation check

5a                 Class 5 vehicles (more than 16 passenger seats) with a seatbelt installation

7                   Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight)


If we find any issue with your vehicle during the MOT we can have one of our professional trained mechanics to fix any problems that we encounter eliminating the need for you to drive your vehicle in a unsafe condition.

Trading since 2001, Garden City Garage's owners have maintained the excellent customer care qualities and exceptional service standards by investing in up to date technology and training. Garden City Garage is proud to be an independent garage built on trust & reliability.

Contact Info

Address :

Garden City Garage,

Dulais Rd,

Seven Sisters,


SA10 9ES,

Phone :

01639 701604

Mobile :

07974 093808

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