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The South Gloucestershire Council Broad Lane site and our MOT centre have specific Covid-19 requirements which must be observed when attending.  We would ask for your support in complying with our requirements relating to this.


We provide a professional, independent MOT testing service for private and commercial vehicle owners at our modern testing facility in Yate.

We offer an independent and transparent service and because we do not carry out repairs, you can be sure of an objective test with unbiased results.

Our MOT testers


We have a team of experienced mechanics who will carry out a purely objective inspection of the vehicles being tested.

They are always willing to help customers with particular needs or requirements and are happy to provide advice on your vehicle.

Waiting and viewing area

The MOT test takes around 1 hour.

Customers can wait in our comfortable waiting area and watch their vehicles being tested, there is also a hot drinks machine. Free Wi-Fi is available.

If you wish to leave your vehicle at the depot and collect later the same day, this is also possible.

Free re-tests

It is the owners’ responsibility to ensure the repairs are carried out and a re-test is booked. We do not charge for re-tests providing the original test was taken within our workshop and the vehicle is returned within 10 working days.

MOT re-tests take approximately 30 minutes.

We offer a free SMS text reminder service to alert you when your MOT is due. Our Transport Assistants will be happy to set this service up for you.


We test all types of vehicles including motorhomes, camper vans and buses.

Vehicle Type Full Test Fee Partial Re-Test Fee, if vehicle is brought back within 10 working days
Class I Motorcycles Do Not Test NA
Class II Motorcycles with Sidecar Do Not Test NA
Class IV Cars, Taxis, and Private Hire Vehicles up to 8 seats £54.85 Free
Class IV Motorhomes and Camper Vans* £54.85 Free
Class IV Minibus 9-12 Seats £54.85 Free
Class V Minibuses 13-16 Seats £59.55 Free
Class V Buses with more than 16 Seats* £80.65 Free
Class VII Goods Vehicles over 3,000kg up to 3,500kg £58.60 Free
Missed Appointment Charge £26.00 NA
Fee for duplicate test certificate £10.00 NA
Police “Stop” notice removal £10.00 NA

Motorhomes, large buses and horse boxes can be accommodated by prior arrangement.

Opening hours

We are open:

Monday to Thursday 7.00am to 4.30pm
Friday 7.00am to 3.30pm

How to find us

The MOT Test Centre
Broad Lane Offices
Engine Common Lane
BS37 7PN

Get directions

Please be aware that customers often have problems when following a SatNav due to a dead-end on Broad Lane.

Turn off the B4050 (Iron Acton Way / Goose Green Way) at the Fox Inn onto North Road (signed to Council Offices).  Turn immediately right onto Broad Lane, continue approximately 200m and the Depot Entrance is on your left hand side just before the dead-end barriers.


Our customers really value the trusted and reliable service we offer and have rated our MOT centre as Excellent.

Here is what they have to say:

“The present facilities are a credit to the council. The staff have always, and continue to be, first class.”

“I have been coming to this test centre for 15 years and have always found all the staff very helpful, polite and cheerful. This is why I keep coming back.”

“How could you improve on service this good already?”

“Can’t fault it – 10 out of 10”

Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis said: “The feedback we’ve received from council run MOT centres is fantastic, as people tend to find their vehicle passes with far less faults – though important safety problems are always highlighted. The fact councils don’t offer repairs and therefore have no vested interest in erring on the side of fails has a lot to do with it.”

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