Why do I need a MOT?

By law car owners need to have an MOT on their vehicle if it is three years and older. An annual legal requirement that adheres to a dedicated criteria set by the DVSA to ensure that your car is roadworthy to keep you and other road users safe. Carried out by a professional mechanic and DVSA-approved examiner, it checks elements such as wheels, emissions, seatbelts, breaks and tyres. If discrepancies are found during an MOT they need to be addressed as soon as possible before the expiry of your current MOT certificate, unless deemed of a good standard in order to pass the examination.

Our MOT Services

When it comes to a reliable and trustworthy service whilst searching for ‘MOT tests near me’ or ‘MOT garage near me’ in Bridgwater, Central Motor Company is committed to delivering state-of-the-art DVSA-approved MOT tests in the local area. We believe in providing a high level of customer service and ensure that your vehicle is working at its best. As qualified and experienced mechanics we’re on hand to provide leading advice on the MOT process whilst carrying out an effective MOT test that is efficient and doesn’t cause too much disruption to your day. If there are some challenges to your vehicle then we can repair these in no time so that your car is roadworthy once again as we understand the importance of being mobile. Assisting with a wide variety of makes and models, our team have completed the required Vosa training course so that you know you’re in safe hands.

Why Choose Central Motor Company for an MOT?

Operating for over 55 years from our East Quay garage in Bridgwater, as a family-run business we pride ourselves on quality with checking car MOT assets and carrying out dedicated tests at a time that suits you best. We cater for all needs and provide a wealth of knowledge and experience when delivering MOTs, services, repairs and other vehicle needs. Our MOT booking system is nice and simple with a quick call to our friendly team who will be able to assist. Central Motor Company are a first choice for many in the area and we’re always on hand to help with the latest technology and using the best brands in the industry.


When do I need to have an MOT booked in?

If your car is over three years old it’s down to you to have an MOT booked in advance of the expiration date. If you’re unsure when this is you can check online to see when it is due.

How long does an MOT take?

Your MOT with Central Motor Company will take between 45 minutes to an hour to complete. As we take a detailed look at the vehicle to make sure it is safe and roadworthy you can relax in our reception or come back at a time that works best for you.

What parts of the car will you check during the MOT test?

Our comprehensive service ticks every box when it comes to adhering to the set criteria by the DVSA. This includes:

  • Steering and suspension
  • Fuel system
  • Vehicle structure
  • Exhaust system and emissions
  • Seats and seatbelts
  • Doors
  • Horn
  • Mirrors
  • Brakes, tyres and wheels
  • Registration plates
  • Lights and bonnets
  • Wipers and washers
  • Windscreen
  • Vehicle identification number

How long is an MOT valid?

From the date your car has passed its MOT your certificate will last for 12 months. Make sure to take note of the expiration date as you could be breaking the law by driving without a legal MOT and could face a fine of up to £1,000.

Call 01278 423 289

to book your vehicle in

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Andrew KennedyAndrew Kennedy
18:26 04 Nov 22
I've used the Central Motor Company twice now for a repair and MOT. The young lady who booked me in and carried out the repair was super friendly, knowledgeable and went the extra mile to ensure a quality repair was made. In fact everyone I met at the garage was kind and genuine, and very competent at what they do. They explain the work they intend to do very clearly and, unusually (in my experience), they charge fairly. I can't praise them enough! Give them a try and support local businesses 🙂
Edvinas JonusasEdvinas Jonusas
15:40 21 Aug 22
Very Kind Garage, took me car for inspection which was carried out by Josh & he’s been very helpful in determining the issue that my car is having. Would highly recommend this garage, especially if you’ve got a BMW.
Lana SmithLana Smith
19:28 24 Jul 22
Our car lost power and RAC diagnosed a throttle body fault. Central took the car from RAC and diagnosed the same issue and gave us a quote the next day even though they were very busy and the hot weather was causing issues for them. They kept us up to date and fixed our car in a couple of days for a very reasonable price. We always use this garage and trust them completely. Would definitely recommend.
Thomas CovaThomas Cova
12:52 01 Apr 22
Brilliant garage, very friendly knowledgeable staff. I have used this place for years and will continue doing so. Highly recommend!!
09:39 27 Sep 21
Had my MOT done here, super easy to book and get the car sorted, great service, got the car back all in one piece which is always good! Very helpful on explaining what the adviseries were and what needed doing. Will definitely be returning.