Walsall Council MOT Test Centre is now open for Walsall Taxi and private hire vehicle inspections.
We are now booking MOT inspection appointments for vehicles owned by members of the public. Tests will resume on Monday 10 August 2020. Booking in advance is essential. At this time we are unable to offer MOT tests for motorcycles. The DVSA website has more information about MOT inspections due after 30 March 2020
and Covid-19 (Coronavirus).
Walsall Council offers an impartial MOT testing service for the general public at our depot in Pelsall Road, Brownhills.
We are open from 6am to 7pm Monday to Friday. You can book a test by by calling
The current pricelist is below.
We can now test class 1 and 2 motorcycles!
The MOT Test
Everyone who uses a vehicle on the road must keep it in a roadworthy condition. The MOT (Ministry of Transport) test checks that vehicles meet road safety and environmental standards. The first MOT test for your vehicle is required when it is three years old and annually thereafter (some vehicles used commercially are required to be tested more frequently)
All of our MOT testers are approved by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA)
The MOT Certificate:
The MOT certificate confirms that at the time of the test, without dismantling it, the vehicle met the minimum acceptable environmental and road safety standards required by law. It does not mean that the vehicle is road worthy for the length of time the certificate is valid and you are responsible for keeping your vehicle in good, road worthy condition. The MOT certificate is also no guarantee of the general mechanical condition of your vehicle. The test will not cover items such as condition of the engine, clutch, gear box etc.
Pass or Fail?
Our MOT testers will check the vehicle thoroughly and either issue a Pass or Fail certificate. If your vehicle fails the test your certificate will list all the failures. The testers can also issue an Advisory Notice. if they notice something that you need to be made aware of, even if your vehicle passes the test on this occasion.
If your vehicle fails a test, there will be no retest fee provided work is carried out and your vehicle is re-presented within 10 working days
Vehicles exempt from MOT:
Some vehicles don’t have to take an MOT test. These include:
•goods vehicles powered by electricity
•any vehicle less than 3 years old
•cars and motorbikes made before 1960
Walsall Council MOT Test Centre
Walsall Council Environmental Depot
200 Pelsall Road, Brownhills
Telephone 01922 653753