At our DVSA approved MOT test centre in Chelmsford we are authorised to perform MOT tests and issue MOT test certificates for vehicles of the following classes:
2 – Motorcycles
4 – Cars /Motor carvans / Taxis/ Goods Vehicles up to 3000kg
5 – Private passenger vehicles and ambulances
7- Good Vehicles over 3000kg up to 3500kg DGW
Booking your MOT test
Booking your vehicle in for an MOT test could not be easier. You can call into our local MOT test centre in Boreham, Chelmsford, contact us by phone, email or the use the Request A Booking page and we will book an appointment for a time and day that suits you.
Please contact our Customer Service team to book your MOT Test on:
Your MOT Test
The comprehensive MOT test inspection includes a series of checks on the interior, exterior, underneath the vehicle and under the bonnet. It typically takes around 45 minutes for our tester to complete the entire MOT test on you vehicle. At the SLP Autos MOT test centre in Boreham, Chelmsford we have a viewing area from which customers are able to watch their vehicle having the MOT test, or alternatively you can sit in the comfort of our reception area with a cup of coffee.
- Any vehicle that is over 3 years old is required by law to have an annual MOT Test.
- As a vehicle owner it is your responsibility to ensure that the vehicle is examined and passes the test every 12 months.
- Without a current MOT certificate it is illegal to drive your vehicle, you cannot renew your road tax disc and your insurance is likely to be invalidated.
- This is a safety check to ensure the vehicle meets the minimum safety requirements set out by the DVSA (Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency), an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport.
- If your vehicle is involved in a road accident you will usually be asked to prove that you have a current MOT certificate. Any resulting insurance claim could be declined on the basis of the absence of a current MOT, especially in the case of injury.
- The DVSA database is available to the police and road camera units can now verify if your vehicle has a current MOT.
- The penalty for not having an up to date MOT test certificate is usually a fine and points on your driving licence.
Find out more about the MOT Test and the law here