Our MOT test Centre


Once your vehicle is over three years old you must get your car tested each year.

If your vehicle has previously been MOT tested at Barrett-Lee you will get a timely reminder by post to book in your car for a test. Please feel free to sit and wait in our comfortable reception area, help yourself to refreshments and browse through the papers and magazines we have available.

If your car fails an MOT test these faults will need to be repaired. It is usual for an extra charge to be made for retests but at Barrett-Lee you will get a free retest as long as it is returned within 10 working days.

If severe road worthiness problems are found we would suggest leaving the vehicle here for repair.

Book in your vehicle for an MOT test with Barrett-Lee by calling 01787 370774 or using the contact form below:

list of the checks made to your vehicle for MOT purposes



Exterior checks


  • Front / rear registration plate (class V, N/A)
  • Front lamps, including indicators.
  • Headlamps and headlamp aim.
  • Mirrors, front & rear shock absorbers.
  • Front / rear wheels, tyres.
  • Rear lights, rear fogs, number plate lamps.
  • Number plate, stop lamps.
  • Fuel tank cap, Indicators, hazard lamps.
  • Rear doors & boot lid.
  • Wiper blades.
  • General condition of vehicle

Interior checks


  • Front / rear seat belts, seat security.
  • Rear fog tell tales, ABS warning light.
  • Switches (position lamp, headlamp).
  • Indicator, hazard switches.
  • View to front, wipers & washers
  • Brake pedal, servo operation.
  • Handbrake, steering wheel & column.
  • Front doors, mirrors, horn

Under vehicle inspection


  • Steering including power steering.
  • Drive shafts (if applicable).
  • Front suspension, shock absorbers.
  • Front & rear wheel bearings.
  • Wheels and tyres.
  • Service brake control.
  • Mechanical brake components.
  • Parking brake system, exhaust system.
  • Fuel tank & fuel system.
  • Rear suspension including shock absorbers.
  • Structure, general vehicle condition

Under bonnet inspection


  • Vehicle structure.
  • Braking systems.
  • Exhaust system.
  • Fuel system.
  • Steering & suspension.
  • Power steering components