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Banwell Garage MOT Testing Centre

Banwell Garage operates a registered MOT testing station near Weston-super-Mare in Banwell which is monitored and authorised by the Vehicle and Operator and Services Agency (VOSA).

As a VOSA authorised and regulated garage, our high standards are monitored to ensure that any vehicle we certify is roadworthy and safe to drive. Our VOSA certification is on display in the customer area of our garage as required by law and for your information. We also offer servicing and repair facilities with our modern, fully equipped workshop integrated with the MOT centre, meaning that any required works identified during the MOT test can be completed quickly and in-house.

Should your vehicle not pass the MOT first time around our engineers will speak to you to discuss the areas which require remedial work. We will provide a free, no-obligation quote to complete these works, and we guarantee that we will not carry out any repairs until you authorise us to do so. If you are happy to proceed with the works we will generally carry out these works the same day, meaning your vehicle can be retested, issued with an MOT certificate and back on the road without delay.

Once your vehicle has passed the MOT test you will be issued with an MOT test certificate, a copy of the MOT failure certificate and a fully itemised invoice.

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MOT Test Station

The MOT scheme was developed as a road safety procedure designed to ensure that all cars, motorcycles and light goods vehicles over 3 years old are properly maintained and roadworthy. At least once per year these vehicles are examined at an authorised MOT test station to ensure they comply with a range of important requirements. It’s important to remember that the test certificate relates only to the condition of the vehicle at the time of the test and should not be regarded as evidence of their condition at any other time; nor should it be accepted as evidence of the general mechanical condition of the vehicle.

What is included in an MOT test?

Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment

  • Front and rear position lamps, End Outline Marker Lamps and registration plate lamps
  • Rear Fog Lamps
  • Direction indicators and hazard warning devices
  • Rear reflectors
  • Audible Warning (Horn)
  • Headlamps
  • Headlamp aim
  • Electrical Wiring and Battery

Steering and Suspension

  • Steering control
  • Steering system
  • Power steering
  • Suspension – general
  • Front suspension, wheel bearings and driveshafts
  • Rear suspension and rear wheel bearings
  • Shock absorbers
  • Brakes


  • Roadwheels
  • Seat Belts

Parking Brake Control

  • Hand operated brake control valves
  • Service Brake Control
  • Anti-lock braking and Electronic Stability systems
  • Mechanical brake components
  • Braking Systems and Additional Braking Devices
  • Brake Performance
  • Tyres Including Roadwheels

Vehicle Structure, Body and General Items

  • Seats and Doors
  • Registration Plates and VIN Details
  • Load Security, Spare Wheel and Carrier
  • Speed Limiters
  • Towbars
  • Speedometers
  • General condition of vehicle –
  • Driving Controls (Class 5 Only)
  • Glazing (Class 5 Only)

Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions

  • Exhaust System
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust Emissions – Spark Ignition
  • Exhaust Emissions – Compression Ignition

Driver’s View of The Road

  • View to Rear
  • Wipers and Washers
  • Windsreen
  • Bonnet


  • Supplementary Restraint Systems (SRS)
  • Body Structure and General Items