Book Your MOT At Elite Garages Southampton

Vehicle owners should be aware that a car must be roadworthy before driving it on public roads. Driving a car that is not roadworthy can be extremely dangerous to you, your passengers and other road users. There is no better place to have this done than at our MOT Southampton testing centre.

With four large bays and plenty of customer parking, our large Southampton site is ideally located to cater for all your motoring needs. Our manager, Gary, has over 10 years’ experience in the motor industry and his team are experts you can trust. With MOT slots available on the half hour every day, why not book yours online today? We do tests on class 4 vehicles which include cars, small commercial vehicles and taxis.

MOT Southampton

What Does The MOT Southampton Include?

Only centres with DVSA-approved examiners may carry out the test and remember, it’s only a visual check and not an actual car service. Examiners only inspect the vehicle for faults and cannot make any repairs so you still need to book a service. Booking your vehicle service with us will save hundreds of pounds on dealership prices.

Our examiners conduct comprehensive checks on the exterior, interior, under the bonnet and underneath the vehicle. After the MOT, you will receive a Pass or Fail with the corresponding certificate. If you are one of the 60% that pass annually, you will receive a VT20 MOT certificate. On the off chance you fail, examiners will give advice on the faults and the required repair work. At our MOT Southampton centre, we offer a FREE retest within 10 working days.

Components Checked During A Typical MOT Test

All cars older than three years must pass an annual MOT except those more than 40 years old and only if they haven’t been substantially modified. MOTs are vitally important as it ensures that your car is fit for purpose and roadworthy according to strict criteria from the DVSA.

Some of the components included in the MOT Southampton check includes the following:

  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)
  • Registration plate
  • Lights
  • Steering and suspension
  • Windscreen
  • Wipers and washer bottle
  • Horn
  • Seats and seatbelts
  • Fuel systems
  • Emissions
  • Bodywork
  • Doors and mirrors
  • Brakes
  • Wheels and tyres 

Why Choose Elite Garages Southampton For Your MOT?

We purchased the Southampton branch in 2005 becoming part of our extensive garage portfolio covering the South East of England with 13 retail locations. The team has a combined mechanical experience of 60 years putting you in exceptionally capable hands whether you need an MOT, Car service, Tyres, Exhaust or Air conditioning check among others.

Students in the area will greatly benefit as the MOT Southampton site is centrally located on 135 Northam Road, Hampshire. In fact, it is less than 3 miles from Southampton University and just over a mile from City College. We also offer a 10% student discount so come on down and book your MOT with us today.

Elite Garages Southampton Supports Local Business

Adding even further value is a local car wash company renting space at the Southampton branch. Not only can you get your MOT and service, why not have your car cleaned afterwards and support local business?

For your convenience, the car wash is open 7 days a week and the MOT Southampton site is open from 8.30 am until 5.30 Monday – Friday and 8.30 until 4 pm on Saturday.

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Quality Tyres Southampton 

We keep more than 2000 tyres on the shelf ready for same day fitting. At the same time, we get multiple deliveries every day form our bulk warehouse so if we don’t have what you are looking for, we can get the right tyre for you within 24 hours.

With tyres to suit every budget, Elite Garages Southampton is the right place for you. From all the major premium brands Pirelli, Michelin, Continental, Goodyear, Dunlop, to mid-range tyres Firestone, Avon and Hankook. We also have hundreds of quality, budget tyres in stock.

What Our Customers Say

135 Northam Road, Hampshire

I have been using Elite Southampton for several years and the team is always professional and friendly. Charges have always been very reasonable and the work first class. Above all else, there is always a friendly atmosphere and a willingness to go the “extra mile”.

Always friendly and helpful. I have been going to them for the last 5 years or so and have never had any issues. In my experience, they have good technical knowledge and do a great job, sometimes going out of their way to source a part and have my car back up and running the same day. I couldn’t recommend this garage more highly.

MOT Southampton

Great garage and lovely people ???? – Returning customer for 10 years and would never go anywhere else ????

MOT Southampton

As a newcomer in town, finding a trustworthy garage can be cumbersome. Gary is a helpful lad and honest. I first came with an e90 trying to diagnose a noise. He kindly to it up the ramp to see any exhaust leak. None were found, none charged. Took my cars here ever since, any issues were rectified professionally. Happy to also fit supplied parts.

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Just want to put a little review not car related but there was two guys working Saturday 14th October very friendly and helped me and my friend with an issue with my baby seat on my bike, thanks for helping us keep my baby safe. Really appreciate it. My eldest son would have been gutted if we had to stop the bike ride xx