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Winchester MOT Test Centre


We are a VOSA-approved MOT test centre, and carry out MOTs according to the latest regulations with approved testing equipment. Our MOT testers are fully qualified and undergo regular performance reviews amd training updates as required by VOSA.

Our MOT testing includes:

* Free Headlight Re-alignment, provided that access is available for easy adjustment

* Free Re-Testing if we carry out the necessary repairs


What Needs Doing?

Our checkover tells you if any major repairs or replacements are needed. This is useful if you have just bought or are buying a new car, and you want a professional opinion. If we do any repairs and/or you have a full MOT, we refund the cost.


Failed Your MOT? Big Repair Bill?

Have you recently failed an MOT, and been given a big repair quote? We'll do it for less. Bring along your failure advisory certificate, and we'll re-test your car for free afterwards.

£30 MOT

Combined Service & MOT

If you need a service at the same time, the cost of your MOT will be only £30.00.


Get roadworthy again, fast.

If your car fails it's MOT we will prioritise your repairs and have it re-tested for free and as soon as possible, ensuring that you get your car back on the road quickly.


Business Rates and Accounts.

If your business has a fleet of cars that all need regular servicing, we can provide low-cost trade MOT, servicing and parts with favourable account terms.


Lost Your MOT Certificate?

We can re-print your MOT certificate for you. The administration cost is £10.00.
Winchester MOT Test Centre

Why do I need an MOT?

If you drive a car or motor vehicle on the UK's roads, it must be roadworthy.

A valid and up-to-date MOT provided by a VOSA-approved MOT test centre ensures that your car meets the necessary road safety and environmental standards.

Save Money:
Useful Tips

1. Make sure all of your bulbs are working. Nearly 1 in 5 MOTs fail due to faulty lights, which includes those above the number plate. Check your bulbs regularly. Replacing them is usually a straightforward DIY job.
2. Make sure your car's steering and suspension are checked and serviced according to manufacturers recommendations. Potential problems can be rectified cheaply and in good time before they turn into major repairs and/or your car becomes unsafe to drive.
3. Remove any hanging objects from your rear view mirror, for example air fresheners. They obstruct your forward view and by law the MOT examiner is obliged to fail your car on such a very simple thing!
4. Make sure your windscreen washer fluid is topped up. Your windscreen wipers and washers will be tested.
5. Do your windscreen wipers clear the windscreen effectively? If they don't, new ones can be obtained cheaply from most high street auto factors (eg. Halfords), and replaced at home in a few minutes.
6. Check your windscreen for any cracks or chips. If there are any within the driver's field of view, your car will fail it's MOT test. Most chips can be repaired for free under insurance.
7. Where is your spare wheel? If it's suspended outside, or commonly to the underside of your car, ie. not in the boot, make sure it's tight and secure. Loose spare wheels will cause your car to fail.
8. Monitor the tread and condition of your tyres, or have them checked by a professional. The legal minimum tread depth is 1.6mm covering 75% of the tyre width, all the way around. Don't forget, we can provide you with a competitive tyre quote if any need replacing.
Beware cheap MOT deals

No False Repairs. GUARANTEED

We value our VOSA-approved status and will only advise you when components have genuinely failed or should be replaced or repaired sometime soon.

Some MOT centres offer cheap MOTs and focus on finding faults with your car. This can be an attempt to sell over-priced servicing, parts and repairs which may not even necessary.


Since 16 October 2011 a new style of certificate is issued for MOT tests.

MOT certificates and refusals are now printed on plain paper in a landscape format instead of the previous green (or red) pre-printed coloured form.

Changes to the certificates are part of VOSA's ongoing campaign to lower costs and wastage.

The new certificate includes the important advisory information on the same sheet, giving your car a full record of tasks that will need to be completed in the near future.

new MOT certificate

MOT refusal certificate

Got One Of These?
Get a FREE MOT RE-TEST With Your Repairs

Bring your VT30 failure notice certificate to us and we'll re-test your car for free if you use us to carry out all the necessary repairs.

Many garages offer very low-cost MOTs, and wll possibly fail your car on borderline issues that would usually pass with an advisory note, plus you're likely to get an inflated repair bill.

We rectify small issues such as headlight alignment for free while we carry out the test, and provide genuine advisory information with all of our MOT test results.

Want to sell your MOT Failure?

If your car has failed with a high cost of repair and/or you just want a replacement instead, we can offer you cash for yours or you can use it in part exchange for one of our cars for sale.

Sell your MOT failed car

MOT re-test service

Use Our FREE Fast-Track Re-Testing

Many car service centres offer low-cost MOTs, and some are even aimed at finding faults with your car. If your car does fail, we will fix it for less and provide a full MOT re-test absolutley free. Call us for a cheaper quote and bring along your failure advisory certificate when you drop your car off.

Do I Pay VAT on my MOT? No. They are VAT-exempt, and no additional VAT charges will apply to your MOT cost.

The MOT test covers the important items on your car and ensures they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.

The body and vehicle structure will be free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas and there are no sharp edges likely to cause injury.

The Fuel System will have no leaks and the fuel cap fastens and seals securely. We will need to open your fuel cap, please make sure a key is available if required.

Your car will meet the requirements for exhaust emissions, which will be dependant on the age and fuel type of your car.

The exhaust system will be secure, complete and without and serious leaks, and silences effectively.

All seat belts will be checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seat belts must be in place.

The front seats are secure. Front and rear backseats will be able to be secured in the upright position.

The doors will latch securely when closed. Front doors will open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

The minimum number of mirrors are fitted, and we inspect their condition and security.

The Boot or tailgate will be secure when in the closed position.

Brake condition, operation and performance (efficiency test) will be covered. Removal of the road wheels is not part of the test.

Condition, security, size, type and tread depth of your tyres and wheels will be tested. Spare tyres are not inspected.

Registration plates are inspected for their condition, security, and characters will be correctly formed and spaced.

The lights are tested for their condition, operation and security. Headlamps are tested for alignment.

The bonnet will securely latch in the closed position.

Window wipers and washers are effective and give the driver a clear view ahead.

The windscreen provides a clear driver’s view of the road.

The horn operates correctly and is of a suitable type.

The steering and suspension are in satisfactory condition and operation.

The vehicle identification number (VIN) is on vehicles first used on or after 1 August 1980. Not more than one different VIN is displayed except on multistage build vehicles.

Listed in Mot Test Centers
Hampshire Autos Ltd | Old Station Yard, London Road, Kings Worthy, Winchester, Hampshire SO23 7QA | Tel 01962 885931
Company Registration 07378633 | VAT Registration 103 724 352
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