MOT centres in the Portsmouth and Southsea area

MOT CENTRES PORTSMOUTH

  • The Ministry of Transport test (MOT) is an annual car safety to check roadworthiness and exhaust emissions.
  • The test is obligatory to most vehicles over three years old in the United Kingdom if they are used on public roads.
  • There are approximately 19,000 authorised MOT test stations across the country that can carry out your MOT test.
  • Authorised MOT centres are identified by the display of the 3 blue triangles MOT logo, they will also display a poster inside the centre showing the maximum charge for an MOT.

MOT TEST CENTRES IN THE PORTSMOUTH AREA

ACORN GARAGE & MOT CENTRE

Unit B, 10 Rodney Road, Southsea, PO4 8SY
Tel: 0800 0851927

AR & SC

26-27 Moreland Road, Gosport, PO12 4UU
Tel: 02392 511055

CITY EXHAUSTS AND TYRES

141 Goldsmith Avenue, Southsea, PO4 8QZ
Tel: 02392 838855

COPNOR BRIDGE MOT CENTRE

Copnor Bridge Business Park, Unit 3, 2 Milton Rd, Portsmouth, PO3 6AP
Tel: 02392 731731

DRAYTON MOT CENTRE

192 Havant Road, Drayton, Portsmouth, PO6 2EH
Tel: 02392 214412

DRIVE-IN AUTOMOTIVE ENGINEERS LTD

Durham Street Portsmouth PO1 1NA
Tel: 02392 735000

FASTWAY AUTO CENTRE

196-198 West Street, Fareham, PO16 0HF
Tel: 01329 284353

FAST TRACK GARAGE & MOT CENTRE

Southsea Works, Rodney Road, Southsea, Hants, PO4 8SY
Tel: 02392 655555

G F AUTO SERVICES

7 St Edwards Road, Gosport, PO12 1PN
Tel: 02392 797491

GO AUTOS SERVICE CENTRE

57b Emsworth Road, Portsmouth, PO2 0BS
Tel: 02392 611300

GOSPORT TYRE & EXHAUST CENTRE

Unit 8, Clarence Wharf, Mumby Road, Gosport, PO12 1AJ
Tel: 02392 504555

HILSEA MOT CENTRE

Unit 22 Gunners Bldgs Limberline Road, Portsmouth, PO3 5BJ
Tel: 02392 665400

MILTON MOTOR SERVICES

143 Milton Road, Portsmouth, PO3 6AL
Tel: 02392 838343

M.T's M.O.T's

1a Victoria Road, Waterlooville, PO7 7ET
Tel: 02392 233238

NATIONWIDE AUTOCENTRE

201-205 Fratton Road, Portsmouth, PO1 5EZ
Tel: 02392 862341

OLIVE GREEN MOTORS

37 Liss Road, Southsea, Portsmouth, PO4 8AP
Tel: 02392 731886

PORTSMOUTH MOT TEST CENTRE

Alchorne Place, Portsmouth, PO3 5QL
Tel: 02392 662475

PURBROOK GARAGE SERVICES

40a London Road, Waterlooville, PO7 5LJ
Tel: 02392 262234

SOUTHSEA MOT TEST CENTRE

34c Exmouth Road, Southsea, PO5 2QL
Tel: 02392 864050

ST FRANCIS MOTOR SERVICES

6 Delamere Road, Southsea, PO4 0JA
Tel: 02392 750257

WARREN MOT TEST CENTRE

Warren Avenue Industrial Estate, Milton, PO4 8PY
Tel: 02392 871117

PREPARING YOUR CAR FOR IT'S MOT

Before submitting your vehicle for its MOT, run through the following checklist to reduce the number of obvious faults that will result in failure of the test.

  • Check the windscreen washers, wipers, horn, mirrors, seat belts, fuel and tyres (including pressures) just prior to the test.
  • Check that all lights, front, rear, indicators and hazard are working correctly. Replace or repair if broken or faulty.
  • Confirm that the number plates and the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) plates are clean and legible.
  • Check the operation of footbrakes and handbrakes.
  • Check that seat belts operate correctly, locking when pulled sharply.
  • Check tyres and ensure they are free from damage. Whilst the spare tyre is not part of the test it is advisable to carry a correctly inflated and legal tyre. A tyre depth of 1.6mm is the legal minimum requirement.
  • Check the driver's view for damage to the windscreen.
  • Listen for any excessive noise from the exhaust pipe, with the engine running, which could indicate an exhaust leak.
  • Check under the bonnet to ensure that the brake fluid, windscreen washer fluid and engine oil is topped up correctly.
  • Ensure that the fuel cap is secure, mirrors are in good condition, wipers are not damaged or split and locks work.

If there is a problem with any of the above, get the problem rectified prior to the MOT test.