MOT in Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle


Handily based in the Whitchurch area of Bristol, and covering the surrounding areas of Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle, 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd provide MOT testing services in the Class IV category. The MOT test, an annual requirement on any car that has been on the road for more than three years, checks for different elements in vehicle safety, roadworthiness and exhaust emissions, with ‘road’ being specified in the Road Traffic Act.


The term ‘MOT’ originally derives from the Ministry of Transport, a former regulatory department and a predecessor of today’s Department of Transport. MOT testing falls under the regulation of the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). While our own workshop covers the needs of motorists in Bristol and the neighbouring Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle areas, the UK has more than 20,000 MOT testing centres.


Our inspectors, who are trained and authorised to perform MOT testing, are amongst 53,000 currently working throughout the country. To qualify as an MOT testing centre, the inspectors and the premises must meet minimum standards specified by the DVSA. These standards are laid out in what is known as the VT01 form, which is available for viewing on the government’s website. There are 8 different MOT testing categories in total.

The Basics of MOT Testing


Our Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle customers, as well as those in the many surrounding areas of our workshop, can expect MOT testing to last for approximately 45 minutes. The inspectors at 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd check different aspects on customer vehicles to ensure they meet current DVSA and governmental standards. The number of components in an MOT test is sizeable but a basic breakdown includes the following:


  • Front lights, rear lights and indicators
  • Steering and suspension components
  • Condition of brakes, tyres and wheels
  • Condition and safety of seat belts
  • Condition of the vehicle body and structure
  • General items such as bumpers, spoilers and mirrors
  • Exhaust, fuel and emission standards
  • View of the road from the driver’s perspective


The MOT certificate only confirms the condition of different vehicle elements at the time of the inspection itself. Motorists in Bristol and the surrounding Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle areas are responsible for the upkeep of their vehicles. We remind our customers the annual MOT test does not cover an inspection of the engine, the gearbox or the clutch. We recommend car servicing for a comprehensive engine and clutch check.


If your vehicle passes the MOT test, our inspectors issue a certificate valid for 12 months. If it fails, our garage is open 24 hours a day and 7 days a week to perform any car repairs you might need. Meet the criteria of our workshop on MOT repairs and we’ll even provide a free retest. In many cases, we can rectify the reasons for an MOT failure on the very same day.


Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle customers, as well as those in all other Bristol locations, can book in for an MOT test up to a month before the next one is due. Become a regular customer at 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd and, because our facilities tie in with a nationwide database, we’ll even send out reminders when your next MOT test comes up.

For MOT testing from a reputable garage covering Bishopsworth, Hengrove, Keynsham and Knowle, call 24/7 Auto Repairs Ltd on 01275 832100.


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