At ODS, we can carry out independent commercial MOTs for Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles. We also offer an MOT service for individuals, covering cars, motorbikes, vans and motorhomes.
At Oxford Direct Services, we can carry out independent commercial MOTs for Class 4, 5 and 7 vehicles (cars, minibuses and light commercial vehicles - goods vehicles weighing over 3,000kg and up to 3,500kg).
Fully approved by the DVSA, our MOT centre is centrally located and open during flexible hours to suit your needs.
About our service
If you need an MOT carried out on your commercial vehicle, make an appointment at your convenience at our MOT testing station in our Cowley Marsh Depot. Time slots are available between Monday and Friday, 7am-6pm.
The test itself takes around one hour to complete, during which customers are more than welcome to wait 0n site, or return to pick up the vehicle. You are welcome to stay for the duration of the MOT, and watch from the comfort of our waiting area complete with a drinks machine.
Undergoing an annual MOT is a legal obligation for all classes of vehicles, including cars and motorbikes. At ODS, we offer competitively priced MOTs for a number of vehicles. We can carry out MOTs for cars, quadbikes, vans, motorhomes and large commercial vehicles, all performed in our conveniently located MOT testing station at our Cowley Marsh Depot.
About our service
- We are local authority, trustworthy & high quality service
- We have been carrying out MOT residential testing since 1969
- Local, professional and well-priced service
- Independent MOTs for Class IV, V and VII vehicles
- Flexible service - appointment times from as early as 7am and as late as 6pm
Unsure when your next MOT might be due? why not check your vehicles MOT status.
Prices for all MOT types
Age first test
Cars (up to 8 passenger Seats), Motor Caravans
3 Wheeled Vehicles (over 450 Kg unladen weight)
Quads (maximum unladen weight 400 Kg - for goods vehicles 550 Kg and max, net power of 15KW
Dual Purpose Vehicles
Private Hire Vehicles and PSVs (up to 8 seats)
Good Vehicles (up to 3000 KG DGW)
Ambulances & Taxis
Private Passenger Vehicles & Ambulances
Includes seat belt installation check
Private Passenger 13-16 Passenger seats
Vehicles and Ambulances more than 16 Passenger seats (with 13 or more passenger seats)
Includes seat belt 13-16 Passenger seats
Installation check More than 16 Passenger seats
Good Vehicles (over 3000Kg up to 3500Kg DGW)
Partial retest fee
Half test fee
Maximum fee for duplicate test certificate
Tips for ensuring you pass first time
As an owner of a vehicle for personal or commercial use, it is your legal responsibility to ensure an annual MOT inspection is carried out.
You’ll need to take your car into a centre for its first MOT once the vehicle is three years old, and then every year going forward after that. Before making your booking, which should take place one month before your current MOT certificate expires, you should take into consideration the age and condition of your car.
Nearly 40 per cent of cars will fail MOTs the first time, but in many cases, the reason for failure are preventable. You need to look at reasons for common failure (e.g. check your lights, the suspension and the brakes) and put right any issues you discover either yourself or by instructing a professional mechanic. Some garages offering MOTs will be particularly harsh when carrying out the test so as to upsell you with expensive repairs, so make sure to avoid this at all costs by going to a reputable and independent service centre.
- Given that 18 per cent of vehicles fail on account of broken lights, making sure these are in working order prior to taking your car in for MOT is essential. Have a friend or coworker help you test your indicators, head and tail lights, and your brake lights.
- Suspension is another top cause of MOT failure - 12 per cent of vehicles failed a suspension check. You should ensure shock absorbers are in place - you can do this by applying pressure to each side of the car and seeing how quickly it springs back to a neutral position.
- Ensure your tires are fully inflated - you can do this by using a tire pressure checker and measuring the results against the outlines in your car manual.
- Ensure your oil levels are safe prior to an MOT.
- While it may be the case that only seven per cent of vehicles failed due to windscreen and windscreen wiper issues, these are also some of the easiest to check. Inspect your screen for cracks and make sure the front and rear wipers are fully operational and there’s no leakage of windscreen wiper fluid.
Ready to book your MOT? As a Local Authority garage, Oxford Direct Services offers independent and impartial MOTs for Class IV, V and VII vehicles (cars, minibuses and light commercial vehicles). With flexible opening hours, you can choose a range of convenient appointment times from as early as 7am and as late as 6:30 pm.