MOT test centre

COVID-19 outbreak 
The MOT Test Centre will not be taking any new bookings because of reduced staffing numbers during the COVID-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Six month MOT extension
From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months.

This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. Find out more on the extension on GOV.UK

You can MOT your vehicle at our MOT Test Centre in Oakleigh Road Depot Workshop in Oakleigh Road South, N11 1HJ.
We are not linked to any commercial vehicle repair companies and provide a fair service. We will give you an unbiased report on your vehicle if it fails the MOT or emissions standard.
We do not carry out vehicle repairs.

Book an MOT test

You need to book an appointment with us for your MOT test.
We are open Monday to Friday 7 am to 7 pm and Saturday 7 am – 3 pm, we are closed on Sundays, bank holidays and during the Christmas period.
MOT test takes approximately one hour.
Let us know which time and date suits you when booking, however, please note appointments are subject to availability. 
When making the booking, we will need your vehicle registration number, make & model of your vehicle and your contact details.
The test can be completed up to one month prior to the expiry date of your current  MOT certificate. 
On the day of your appointment, please arrive at least 10 minutes before your test is due to start and remember to bring your current MOT certificate with you which will save some time.
Call us on 020 8359 5103 to book your MOT test.

Costs and how to pay

The cost of the MOT depends on the type of your vehicle. Each test includes a free re-test as long as you return your vehicle within 10 working days.
  • Class 4 (Cars up to 8 passenger seats) - £54.00
  • Class 4A (Private passenger vehicles 9-12 seats) - including seat belt installation check  - £57.00
  • Class 5 (13-16 seats) - £59.00
  • Class 5A (13-16 seats) - including seat belt installation check - £59.00
  • Class 7 (Goods vehicles 3000kg-3500kg) - £58.00
  • MOT Re-Test - £20.00
  • Duplicate test certificate - £10.00
You can pay for the MOT test using cash or a credit/debit card (excluding American Express) at the testing centre on the day.
Cheques will not be accepted. 

MOT testing centre location

The Council’s MOT Test Centre is at:
Oakleigh Road Depot
Oakleigh Road South
New Southgate
N11 1HJ
On arrival at the Council’s security barrier, tell the security officer that you are there for an MOT test. We will give you a Hi-Vis vest to wear and directed to the MOT parking area.
Follow the instructions to the parking area, then report to the MOT reception at the workshop.

What to do before the test

Before the MOT Test, please check:
  • your tyres are correctly inflated and meet the requirements set by law;
  • all your lights are working;
  • your windscreen does not have any chips or cracks within the area swept by the wipers; 
  • the wipers are not worn.

What happens after the test

If your vehicle passes the MOT test, we will give you a new MOT certificate which will be valid for up to 13 months. You will need to pay the relevant fee.
If your vehicle does not pass, we will give you a failure sheet with details of the fault(s).  You will need to get the fault(s) fixed before asking for a re-test.
We have to carry out re-tests within 10 working days from the test date. If it is not carried out within this period we will charge you a full MOT test fee.
Please note that we do not carry out any repairs.

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