Book an MOT

Our Fleet Workshop can carry out MOTs for Class 4 and Class 7 vehicles.
From 10 January 2022 our availability is as follows:

  • Appointment slots are at 9.30am, 10.30am or 2pm Monday to Friday.
  • Retest slots are 9am Tuesday and Wednesday.

You can call us on 01224 489300 to make, cancel or amend an appointment. Lines are open from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Testing takes place at the Kittybrewster Depot, 38 Powis Terrace, Aberdeen, AB25 3RF. Customers should go past the first building (follow the signs for Fleet Workshop) and head to the rear building. Office hours at Fleet Reception are currently 7.30am to 4pm Monday to Friday.

FAQs about MOTs

Class Vehicle type Fee
4 Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) £54.85
Motor caravans £54.85
4 Quads (max unladen weight 400kg - for goods vehicles 550kg and max net power of 15kw) £54.85
4 Dual purpose vehicles £54.85
4 Private hire and public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) £54.85
4 Ambulances and taxis £54.85
4 Private passenger vehicles and ambulances (9 to 12 passenger seats) £57.30
4 Goods vehicles (up to 3,000 kg design gross weight) £54.85
4a Class 4 vehicles (9 to 12 passenger seats) with a seat belt installation check £64.00
7 Goods vehicles (over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg design gross weight) £58.60

Generally the retest fee is half the full test fee.

If the retest takes place before the end of the next working day and the vehicle failed on one or more of the following items only there is no charge for the retest:

  • Access panels
  • Battery
  • Bonnet
  • Boot lid
  • Brake pedal antislip
  • Doors (including hinges, catches and pillars)
  • Dropsides
  • Electrical wiring
  • Fuel filler cap
  • Headlamp cleaning or levelling devices (that does not need a headlamp aim check)
  • Horn
  • Lamps (excluding headlamp aim)
  • Loading door
  • Main beam ‘tell-tale’
  • Mirrors
  • Rear reflectors
  • Registration plates
  • Seatbelts (but not anchorages), seatbelt load limiter and seatbelt pre-tensioner
  • Seats
  • Sharp edges or projections
  • Steering wheel
  • Tailboard
  • Tailgate
  • Trailer electrical sockets
  • Towbars (excluding body around anchorage points)
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Vehicle identification number (VIN)
  • Windscreen glass, wipers and washers
  • Wheels and tyres

You can get an MOT up to a month (minus a day) before it runs out and keep the same renewal date.

Yes. To issue a duplicate certificate we also require a copy of the vehicle log book (V5C).  The charge for a duplicate certificate is £10.

We allocate 60 mins for full MOT tests. Retest slots last for 30 mins.

Yes, as long as you have already booked an MOT appointment. Normally you cannot drive your vehicle on the road if the MOT has run out and you can be prosecuted if caught. The only exceptions are to drive it to or from somewhere to be repaired or to a pre-arranged MOT test.

You can take your vehicle away if your current MOT certificate is still valid and no ‘dangerous’ problems were listed in the MOT. Otherwise, you’ll need to get it repaired before you can drive. If you can take your vehicle away, it must still meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times.

You can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get 3 penalty points for driving a vehicle that has failed its MOT because of a ‘dangerous’ problem.

Find out how you can appeal if your vehicle has failed an MOT.

Unfortunately, we can't carry out repairs to privately owned vehicles.

Retests must be carried out within 10 calendar days of the original test date. If this timeframe is exceeded, then a full re-examination is required, and you will have to pay the full test fee.

More information about retesting


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