Council Offers Residents MOT Tests On Cars And Vans

Feedback for council-run centres is 'fantastic' says consumer champion

Frogmore Centre - Google StreetView

The counci is offering residents the facility to book an MOT at the council’s test centre. The centre only carries out tests and doesn’t offer repairs, which the council say means that drivers can rest assured there’ll be no hidden extras or bogus recommendations for unnecessary work.

As a result the pass rate for vehicles tested by the council is higher than at some commercial garages. Consumer champion Martin Lewis, who runs the money saving expert website, is a long standing supporter of council-run MOT centres.

Previously he has said: "The feedback we've received from council-run MOT centres is fantastic, as people tend to find their vehicle passes with far less fails - 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."

Owners can make appointments Mondays to Fridays between 8am and 4pm. To book an appointment email or call (020) 8871 6761. Once the booking is complete owners will be sent an email confirmation.

The test centre is located at the council’s Frogmore depot in Dormay Street. For sat nav users the postcode is SW18 1EY.

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March 7, 2017