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Book an MOT in Thornbury

Here at ETB Autocentres Thornbury, we pride ourselves on the value for money we can offer customers. Not only do we offer high-quality MOT testing in the heart of Thornbury, but we also offer it at prices that won’t break the bank, no matter what make or model of vehicle you drive – we can test them all. Over the years we have built a great reputation for MOT testing, car service, repairs, and tyres in Thornbury, and our trained technicians are here to make sure that your car is inspected thoroughly to remain safe on the road. If your MOT test is due, book an appointment with ETB Autocentres today. We love what we do, and you’ll see our passion for safety - enquire with our friendly team today.

At ETB Autocentres in Thornbury, we offer professional MOT services, including MOT repairs. Our expert technicians will check if your vehicle meets road safety standards. Ensure that you are complying with transport legislation by getting your car MOT tested if your MOT certificate is expiring or has already expired. We will guide you through the process of your MOT and, should it fail, for whatever reason, we will provide an affordable repair plan designed to get you up and running again. We can perform any work necessary to ensure your car meets the MOT requirements, and we provide a quotation before any work commencing. If your vehicle needs repairing to pass its test, we only carry out work with your prior consent, and we only use quality replacement parts whilst ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy, safe and legal.

Our trusted MOT technicians will ensure that your vehicle adheres to road safety and environmental standards set by the government. Our MOT test centre is DVSA-approved, and our highly trained technicians are equipped with the knowledge and tools to carry out the MOT test, as well as any repairs that may be required. Simply book your test at a convenient time and drop your vehicle in to us, we offer affordable prices using with the very latest equipment to help provide accurate testing and fast turnaround times, we set our standards extremely high!

Ouside building of MOT Test centre

  • Online MOT bookings available
  • Choose a time that suits you and reserve online
  • On-line tyre reservation available
  • We’ll beat any main dealer on MOT repair costs.

When do I need to get an MOT test?

When your car is three years old from the date of its registration. It then needs to be retested every year on the anniversary of its last MOT test If your car fails its MOT, then you can only take your vehicle away if your current MOT certificate is still valid and no 'dangerous' problems were listed in the new report from the failed MOT. Otherwise, you must get it repaired before you're allowed to drive.

How can I find out when my MOT is due?

If you’ve lost your MOT certificate you can simply use the GOV.uk tool to enter your registration number and vehicle make. This will check both your MOT status and tax status in a matter of seconds.

Is there a grace period for an MOT?

No. As soon as your MOT has expired it becomes illegal to drive your car on the road.

Can I drive without an MOT?

In a word, no. You can’t drive a vehicle without it having a valid MOT certificate. The only exception is that you're able to drive your vehicle to its MOT test, so long as the test has been booked. If you own a vehicle and are not planning on driving it you must keep it off the road and will have to declare it SORN.

Now that you have inwardly digested all of this, we look forward to booking you in and taking the necessary action to keep you and your car safe!

What is the difference between an MOT test and a car service?

An MOT and a service are two very different things. An MOT is a legal requirement which provides a technical inspection of your vehicle. A car service ensures that your car is safe for the road by checking and replacing wear and tear parts and fluids.

For every vehicle over three years old, an MOT is an annual legal requirement to guarantee your roadworthiness and safety, this test is a legal requirement and includes a range of vehicle safety checks to ensure your car is roadworthy and fit for purpose as per the guidelines set out by the DVSA.

Car servicing is recommended at regular set intervals to keep your car safe, reliable, and in optimal condition. The vehicle manufacturer will usually suggest an interim service approximately every 6 months and an annual service every year. Your annual mileage will also determine how often you should service your car.

Quick & Easy MOT Testing - Book Your MOT With Us.

We ensure that when you book an MOT there’s no waiting around with our simple booking service - simply visit our website and book a time that suits you – whether that’s before work, during your lunch break, or over the weekend, whether you want your car’s MOT to be carried out while you wait, or you would prefer to leave your car with us, our service is here to suit your needs.

At ETB, our team of experts uses the latest technology to check every aspect of your vehicle from lights and wipers to tyres and brakes, getting you back on the road in no time. If your vehicle fails your MOT and requires an urgent repair, our team of industry-trained experts can provide you with a no-obligation quote and an estimate on how long the repairs and retest are likely to take.

We promise to beat any main dealer on MOT repairs, if you already have a quotation for MOT repair work from a vehicle main dealer, please supply proof of the details and we will beat their quote accordingly.


Tel: 01454 413130

You can book online using our 24/7, real-time MOT Booking System

Book MOT online


Midland Way,
BS35 2BS


Opening Hours:

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm
Sat 8:00am - 2:00pm
Sun - Closed -
Bank Holidays - Closed -

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