MOT Test Chesterfield – Excel Automotives Testing Center

What Is Mot Testing?

Is Your Car More Than 3 Years Old?

mot test screen showing 2 large dials indicating vehicle braking power seen through a car windscreen by an mot expert analysing and testing the vehicles brakes

Vans & cars older than 3 years legally have to be tested annually to show they are maintained to a standard which will not cause harm to the occupants or other road users or pedestrians. Introduced in 1960 to deal with the huge amount of injuries caused by unsafe vehicles the mot is now a fully online system which is live to the test station.

Top 8 MOT Test Failures

a very old wonderful daf car being mot tested at excels chesterfield mot testing center
  1. Exhaust Emissions
  2. Lights
  3. Steering
  4. Suspension
  5. Brakes
  6. Electrical
  7. Tyres
  8. Windscreen

Excel Automotives Car Garage Services For Chesterfield

Body Checks

a chesterfield work van being mot tested by our specialist tester

How Are They Checked?

Correct operation where applicable and free from excessive corrosion or damage or poor repairs in specific areas or modification along with no sharp edges that could result in injury.

What Is Checked
  • Doors
  • Mirrors
  • Tailgate Or Boot Operation
  • Registration plates
  • Bonnet
  • Windscreen
  • Vehicle Identification Number (VIN)

Mechanical Checks

mechanic under a volvo up on a ramp shinning a very intense light around the vehicle exhaust, brakes and suspension

How Are They Checked?

Moving parts and associated materials checked for correct operation and signs of excessive wear or corrosion. Brakes checked for effective stopping power.

What Is Checked
  • Fuel System
  • Exhaust Emissions
  • Exhaust System
  • Seat Belts
  • Brakes
  • Tyres & Wheels
  • Wipers & Washers
  • Steering & Suspension
  • Seats
  • Towbars

Electrical Checks

mechanic checking a land rover cars electrical systems with bonnet up for its annual mot test

How Are They Checked?

Visually inspected for signs of damage. correct operation and condition. Head lights are checked for alignment & beam patterns.

What Is Checked
  • Lights
  • Horn
  • Visible Electrical Wiring
  • Battery

We Can Repair Your Car No Matter Who Manufactured It!

  • Ford
  • Vauxhall
  • Volvo
  • Porsche
  • Rover


Excel’s MOT Test Center

Don’t worry about your mot test, we can do it!

excel automotives chesterfield mot test station our mot tester inputting mot data into the excel mot test station computer

MOT Testing Station

We are regulated and licensed by the Department Of Transport and DVSA for the purpose of M.O.T testing cars and light commercial vehicles (vans) in Chesterfield, Derbyshire right next to Sheffield south.

  • Any Car Or Van MOT Tested
  • Established Over 20 Years
  • Brand New State Of The Art Testing Facilities
  • Waiting Lounge With Refreshments & T.V
  • Petrol & Diesel Vehicles
  • MOT Testing Of Any Vehicle Over 3 Years Old

Which Cars We MOT TEST

Licensed to MOT test all cars and all light commercial vehicles and vans.

Our Most Popular Car MOT Tests
  1. Ford
  2. Vauxhall
  3. Volvo
  4. BMW
  5. Mercedes

If you need us

Our specialist MOT testers are available to test your vehicle Monday, Tuesday & Friday from 8AM to 5PM and Wednesday & Thursday 8AM to 6PM. You can book your MOT test at our Chesterfield garage by calling Excel Automotives on 01246 455 863.

very classy black and white expert photo of excels mot testing bay with a land rover part way through testing
Opening Hours
  • Monday Tuesday & Friday:
    • 8am – 5pm
  • Wednesday & Thursday:
    • 8am – 6pm
  • Saturday & Sunday:
    • Closed
Snail Mail
  • Excel Automotives
  • Units 4 – 7
  • 875 Sheffield Road
  • Sheepbridge
  • Chesterfield
  • S41 9EF
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