MOT Overview

We offer MOT tests for cars, light vans and minibuses. We will:

  • use steering wheel, seat and foot well covers to keep vehicles clean
  • offer a timed booking
  • give an unbiased report if your vehicle fails the test or emissions standard

As we don’t undertake repairs, the test is impartial with no risk of repairs or faults being found which would generate revenue.

Read reasons why your car fails an MOT.

What our customers say

A Money Saving Expert customer review:

"I took my Mini for a service at a London dealership. They told me it needed £1,700 of repairs, many of which would be likely MOT failure issues. Having read this thread, I took the car the following day to the Camden Borough Council MOT Test Centre. This has just saved me £1,700 - more than a month's pay. I can't tell you how happy I am!" 

MOT Costs

It costs:

  • £54.85 for a class 4 motor and heavy motor car
  • £59.55 for a class 5L minibus, over 12 seats
  • £58.60 for class 7 vans, 3000 to 3500kgs

Debit or credit card is preferred. You can pay by cash. Cheques are not accepted.

How to book an MOT

To book:

When emailing, include your: 

  • name
  • phone number and/or email address
  • vehicle model
  • vehicle registration number
  • fuel type
  • preferred date and time

You’re allowed to have an MOT up to four weeks prior to the expiry date. Sometimes you can get an appointment at short notice and we can carry out your MOT while you wait.

Your appointment

Arrive in plenty of time. Allow up to 10 minutes for parking and getting booked in. If you’re over 10 minutes late, your vehicle won’t be tested. If there are slots available and you’re willing to wait or leave your vehicle, we can carry out the MOT later that day.

Where to go

Camden Accessible Travel Solutions 
York Way Depot 
7 York Way 
Freight Lane 
London
N1C 4BE 

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Directions 

By road – when heading north on York Way from King's Cross, Freight Lane is located on the left at the traffic light junction situated between the London Overground and Channel Tunnel railway bridges. 

By bus – use bus service 390, which runs along York Way. Nearest stops are: 

  • southbound at York Way Railway Bridge - then walk back on yourself 50 metres and cross over to Freight Lane at the traffic lights
  • northbound at Randell's Road - continue walking 100 metres in the same direction until you reach Freight Lane at the traffic lights

Cancelling appointments 

To cancel, call 0207 974 3447.

Your appointment confirmation will advise you of the last day you can cancel. You must give at least one working days’ notice. This doesn’t include the date you contact us or the date of the test. For example, if you want to cancel an appointment for Tuesday you must tell us by the previous Friday.

After your test

If your vehicle passes you’ll be issued an MOT certificate which is valid for up to 13 months. If it fails, you’ll be given a record sheet containing details of the faults which have to be repaired for the retest. We don’t undertake repairs.

Retests 

If your vehicle is re-presented within 10 working days of a failure then the retest is free.

Replacement certificates 

A replacement costs £10.

Problems with the test

You can: