Book your car MOT test at Dowleys Garage

Dowleys provide full MOT testing services and facilities for a wide range of vehicles.

  • How much? £54.00
  • How long? Approx. 45 minutes
  • Collection/delivery service available? Yes
  • Courtesy car available? Yes
  • Free re-test? Yes, if required!
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Happy Hour MOTs

Half Price MOT - only £27

1hr everyday at 4.30pm

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What is the MOT test?

The MOT test in Great Britain, instituted in 1960, is an acronym for the Ministry of Transport. It serves as a road safety initiative aimed at ensuring that vehicles such as cars, motorcycles, and light goods vehicles aged over 3 years are adequately maintained.

Did you know your MOT test can be carried out up to one month prior to the expiry date of an existing UK MOT certificate provided that a current MOT certificate is presented to the examiner at the time of the test, effectively providing you with a 13 month MOT? On passing the MOT test, the vehicle will receive a certificate valid from the date of expiry of your existing MOT certificate.

MOT Test while you wait

At Dowleys, we can provide you with an MOT while you wait, usually the MOT test will take between 45 minutes and 1 hour and we have a comfortable waiting area with refreshments and Wi-Fi, where you can watch our mechanics working on your vehicle via the television (we were the first MOT station in Oxfordshire to provide this facility to our customers!).

Free MOT Re-test

The majority of MOTs carried out at Dowleys MOT & Service Centre pass the MOT test first time. However, on occasion it is necessary to carry out some remedial works in order to get the MOT passed.

If this happens and your car does fail the MOT, we will advise you of the repairs required and provide you with a quotation, it is then your choice as to whether you instruct us to proceed with the repairs or you carry them out yourself or you take the vehicle elsewhere.

If your car does fail the MOT, we offer a free MOT RE-TEST, if it is carried out within 10 working days of the original test. This re-test is free even if you have not had the repairs carried out at Dowleys.

Free courtesy car

In the unfortunate event that your vehicle fails and you need to leave it with us for a longer period then we will provide you with a courtesy car, free of charge.

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Check the tax/mot status of your vehicle

Check the status of your vehicles Road Tax & MOT and when it is due at the governments own website.

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Find out what is tested in an MOT. You could save money by doing some basic checks before booking your car’s next MOT!

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