MOT services for your vehicle

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 NOTICE: Council MOT service now fully re-opened after refurbishment (April 2017)

We offer MOT vehicle testing to the community.

Please note that since we are not affiliated to any commercial car repairers, the testing is completely impartial and there is no risk of repairs/faults being found which would the generate revenue for our service.

Where is the depot?

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York Way Depot
7 York Way
Freight Lane
London N1C 4BE

Directions

Location of York Way depot

York Way Depot is located approximately three quarters of a mile north of King's Cross Station, just off York Way.

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.

Public transport: 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)
  • Northbound at "Randell's Road" (continue walking 100 metres in the same direction until you reach Freight Lane)

Types of vehicles

Fleet services can carry out an MOT test on the following classes of vehicles only:

  • Class 4 - cars and light commercials up to 3000kgs
  • Class 5L - minibuses over 12 seats
  • Class 7 - vans 3000-3500kgs

How can I book a test

To make a booking, please contact fleet services

You can make a booking between 8.00am and 5.00pm Monday to Friday.

When making a booking request, please provide as many details as you can:

  • Name
  • Contact details (phone and /or email)
  • Vehicle model
  • Vehicle registration number
  • Fuel type
  • Preferred date and time

We can carry out your MOT test while you wait.

How quickly can I get an appointment?

A range of test appointments are often available but fleet services cannot always meet requests for specified times. Let us know when when booking which dates suit you and we will try to accommodate you as far as possible.

It may be possible to give you a cancellation or short notice appointment.

If I cannot get a suitable appointment what will I do?

Please provide as much notice as possible. You are allowed to have an MOT done up to four weeks prior to the expiry date.

To get advice on making a booking contact fleet services

How much will the test cost?

Motor vehicles Full test
Class 4 motor car and heavy motor car
£54.85
Class 5L minibus over 12 seats
£59.55
Class 7 vans 3000-3500kgs
£58.60

Retests

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

Replacement certificates

The cost of a replacement certificate is £10.00

How do I pay?

Payment is by debit/credit card (preferred) or cash. Cheques are not accepted.

Can I cancel my test appointment?

Yes, provided you give one clear days’ notice, which does not include the date you contact fleet services or the date of the test. These clear days do not include Saturdays, Sundays and public or bank holidays.

For example, if you want to cancel an appointment for Tuesday you must tell us by the previous Friday. Your appointment confirmation will advise you of the last day you can cancel your appointment.

To cancel your appointment contact fleet services

What happens after the test?

If your vehicle passes its MOT test you will be issued with an MOT certificate which will be valid for up to 13 months from the date of issue. If it does not pass, you will be given a record sheet containing details of the faults which will have to be repaired for the retest.

What happens if there are problems with the MOT test or certificate?

If you are unhappy with the way your MOT test was carried out please ask for an appeal form, or you can download the form from the UK government website government GOV.UK

Further information can be obtained on problems with your MOT test or certificate from GOV.UK

For more information please contact fleet services

Further information

What customers have said about our MOT service

Booking

  • “very easy”
  • “booked MOT for the same day - very impressed”
  • “very easy, very helpful"
  • “easy and efficient”
  • “very easy, same day booking”
  • “exceptionally easy”
  • “excellent”
  • “very easy and very accommodating - I had to change my arrangement which was no problem”
  • “no problem booking over the phone”

Service experience:

  • “staff were very helpful”
  • “very efficient and helpful”
  • “all good”
  • “fast and efficient”
  • “pleasantly surprised”
  • “very good”
  • “this service feels safe and reliable, particularly as a woman”
  • “very friendly and helpful”
  • “can’t fault it, great service”
  • “very friendly and professional staff”
  • “very helpful and accommodating”
  • “reception very pleasant”
  • “all excellent services”

Extract from Money Saving Expert customer testimonial

"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!"

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