Book Your MOT At Elite Garages Portsmouth

MOTs are required by law on most vehicles older than three years. Any vehicle that drives on public roads must be roadworthy and our MOT Portsmouth testing centre can help. Remember, driving a car that is not roadworthy is extremely dangerous and an MOT is the best way to ensure that you, your passengers and other road users remain safe.

We have owned the MOT Portsmouth branch of Elite Garages since 2005 and forms part of our group totalling 13 retail sites across the South East of England. This large location has ample customer parking and it is really easy to find. The MOT Portsmouth centre is on London road located next to the Coach and Horses Pub.

Meet The Team At MOT Portsmouth

Our manager, Tim, has 20 years’ experience in the motor industry offering a wealth of knowledge to customers and staff. Tim and his Portsmouth team offer a friendly, professional service providing real expertise in MOTs and tyres. Portsmouth tyres and MOT centre carries large tyre stock to suit all your needs. For your convenience, we keep 10,000 tyres on-premises and have daily deliveries from our bulk warehouse.

MOT Portsmouth Testing Centre

Our MOT testing centres are equipped with all the latest equipment and DVSA-approved examiners. In case you are new to the process, an MOT is only a visual check and does not include a car service. Examiners inspect the vehicle for faults and can only make suggestions or recommendations on any required repairs.

If the MOT report indicates faults, you can book a full vehicle service with us which will save you hundreds of pounds. MOT slots are available every half an hour, every day so book yours online today. Catering for a wider market, we conduct MOTs on cars, small commercial vehicles and taxis.

What Happens If I Fail My MOT?

Upon completing the MOT, our examiners will provide you with a certificate for a Pass or Fail. About 60% of cars pass the MOT and if you fall into that category, you will get a VT20 MOT certificate. If you fail your MOT, examiners will offer advice on the faults and indicate what repair work you need.

We like to make things as easy as possible for our customers so we encourage you to drop off your car and leave it with us all day. Our teams will call you if your car fails and we won’t carry out any work without your express consent. To make things easier for you, our MOT Portsmouth centre also offers a FREE retest within 10 working days.

What Happens If I Don’t Have A Certificate?

Your first test is due when your car reaches three years from its date of registration and then it is required annually. Without a valid certificate, you could face fines of up to £1,000 and invalidate your insurance. If you are caught driving with a dangerous fault, fines can reach £2,500 and you will receive three penalty points on your license.

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Why Choose Elite Garages Portsmouth For Your MOT And Tyres?

Considering Elite Garages has been in business for over 50 years with around 230 employees across 18 locations, you are in exceptional hands. Whether you need an MOT, new exhaust, brakes or tyres, Tim and his team are at your service. The MOT and Tyres Portsmouth site is open from 8.30am until 5.30 Monday – Friday and 8.30-4pm on Saturday. Want a reminder of when your MOT is due? Sign up to become part of the Elite Members Club.

Elite Garages Portsmouth is located on Coach & Horses Roundabout, London Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire. We are less than 4 miles from the University of Portsmouth and about 2 miles from Portsmouth College. If you’re a student living in the area and present your student discount at the time of purchase, you will receive a 10% discount on any product or service.

Premium Tyres From Elite Garages Portsmouth

As mentioned earlier, we stock 10,000 tyres at the large premises allowing us to perform same-day fitting. If we don’t have the tyre you are looking for, we get daily deliveries from the bulk warehouse which means we can source and fit the right tyres within 24 hours.

Whether you’re looking for budget tyres, mid-range tyres or premium tyres, we have loads of stock to choose from. We cover all major car manufacturers including BMW, Audi, Mercedes, Ford, Vauxhall, Kia, Toyota and Fiat among others. Visit our website to find find the tyre for your vehicle by simply entering your registration number. From there, simply reserve your tyres online and don’t pay anything until you have them fitted.

What Our Customers Say About Portsmouth

Two new tyres, balanced and tracking done. Received their, as always excellent customer service and good value pricing on parts. Always get mine and my families cars’ MOT’s done here

Recently had work done on the car, pleasant and friendly staff who are always helpful. Always reasonably priced. Would highly recommend them.

Really amazing staff. Super friendly and helpful and didn’t cost the earth. Will recommend to anyone who needs any work done in the area. Thanks again, guys.

I’ve been going to this garage for 10 years + the service I receive is always fantastic, if I ever have a problem with my car big or small the team are always there to fix it for me and the team are very friendly and helpful always.

Great customer service as always and the job is always done within a reasonable time at reasonable prices. Had brake pads fitted by the garage a couple of weeks ago and went back in today as the pad sensor light came on my dashboard… Wasn’t a problem for them and they fitted a new sensor free of charge within an hour.