Bury St Edmunds vehicle depot MOT and Text tests

The Olding Road, Bury St Edmunds vehicle depot will be closed for MOT and taxi tests from Monday 18 to Friday 22 November 2019. This is when the workshops, equipment and tools and so on are being moved across to the West Suffolk Operational Hub.


The taxi tests which were already booked in for that week will be honoured, but no further bookings can be made for this week.


The depot will be operational again from Monday 25 November 2019 at the new site Bury Road, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1FE.


If your vehicle is three years old or more, you are required by law to have an annual MOT. If you’re driving a vehicle without a current MOT, you can’t renew your road tax, your insurance will be invalid and you could get a fine

We offer MOT testing in our own facility, with hourly appointments to suit you. The test can take up to an hour to complete, and you are welcome to wait in the viewing area where you can watch your MOT taking place. Tests are available 7am—3pm, Monday to Friday and currently cost £54.

Our team are experts at ensuring your vehicle is inspected to the highest standard, with as little fuss as possible.

If, unfortunately, your vehicle fails it test, a member of the team will explain fully the reasons behind the failure and show you on your vehicle if you request. We will also explain any advisory items, which could affect your vehicle in the future so that you are aware of them.

How to book an MOT with us

You can book your test over the phone, or by email, for a time that suits you. Tests can be booked up to a month before your current MOT is due to expire.

MOT reminders

A new service is available which allows you to sign up for annual email reminders when your vehicle’s MOT is due for renewal.  Go to the following link to start. MOT Reminders. Simply type in your vehicle registration number and your preferred email address. You will be sent a reminder email a month before your MOT is due.

Pre MOT checks

Most MOT test failures are caused by issues that are easy to fix, like windscreen wipers and light bulbs. You can help ensure your car’s MOT goes smoothly by doing a few easy pre test useful checks:

  • lights—check all lights and indicators are working
  • number plate—check its not damaged and attached properly
  • oil—check the oil lever is above minimum
  • tyres—check tread depth and general wear, especially the side walls of the tyre for bulges and crack
  • tyres—check the tyre pressure
  • windscreen wipers—check they work properly and are not worn out
  • windscreen wash—check and top up the washer bottle
  • windscreen—ensure any chips/cracks are repaired before the test

After your MOT

Although your car has passed its MOT, that does not guarantee it is safe and legal for the next 12 months. It is just confirmation that on the day and time of the test, it was. You still need to regularly check that your vehicle is roadworthy

How to find us...

We are based on Olding Road, IP33 3YU alternatively the post code IP33 3TA can be used for sat nav systems, view a map of our location

From Monday 25 November 2019 we will be based at the new site Bury Road, Fornham St Martin, Bury St Edmunds, IP31 1FE.