MOTs and servicing

An MOT test will check that your vehicle meets all road safety and environmental standards. It proves that your car is roadworthy and safe to drive. Every car over three years old must get an MOT each year to comply with UK law.

An annual service involves a comprehensive check of your vehicle's condition, and a refresh of essentials such as engine oil, fluid and coolants, and replacement filters, if required. You should get a service at least once a year, but if you drive a lot, your car might need to be serviced more regularly. Servicing should be completed according to your vehicle manufacturer’s schedule. Booking a car service at the same time as your MOT provides total peace of mind and confidence that you’re ready for the journey ahead.


Anyone can book an MOT at one of our IRTEC (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) accredited workshops, even if you’re not a Hampshire County Council employee.

Book your MOT with us for a professional, quick and friendly service. Our MOTs take around 1 hour.

Our MOT centres in Totton, Bishop’s Waltham and Micheldever are open to everyone, including existing customers, staff and members of the public. Cars, vans, camper vans and minibuses are welcome (subject to size and weight restrictions). You can buy with confidence from our impartial Hampshire County Council workshops. Our workshops are fully equipped with the latest diagnostic equipment and staffed by skilled, IRTEC accredited technicians.

MOT price for cars

£48 plus free retest

£40.50 plus free retest for Hampshire County Council staff. Staff must show their ID badge to receive this lower rate.

MOT price for minibuses, vans and commercial vehicles

£55 plus free retest

£53 plus free retest for Hampshire County Council staff. Staff must show their ID badge to receive this lower rate.

The retest must be completed within 10 days, otherwise you’ll need to pay for a full retest.


We service vehicles ranging from cars to large trucks, closely following manufacturers’ service guidelines. Our services range from minor (oil filter) or interim (oil filter and pollen) to major (includes all filters).

Contract hire customers only

We can provide a courtesy vehicle while your vehicle is in our workshop (subject to availability and insurance).


Our experienced team maintain over 200 minibuses. We can service your minibus tail-lift and arrange the annual statutory inspection (LOLER and PUWER Health and Safety Regulations). We can also carry out DVSA approved safety inspections, brake and emissions tests.

Complete our booking form or contact your preferred workshop.

MOT and service package

Save money with a combined MOT and service package.

Complete our online form to book your MOT and service or contact us to make an enquiry.