Based in St Albans | Trusted MOTs in Hatfield, Hemel Hempstead and Across Hertfordshire

In order to safeguard the driver, other road users and pedestrians alike, vehicles must pass an annual MOT. With more than 40 years of industry experience, our MOT test centre provides a dedicated environment for MOT testing. We test class 4 vehicles such as cars, light vans and private hire vehicles with a maximum of eight seats. Our time-served mechanics perform all MOTs, as well as associated car repairs, with a sharp eye for detail and the greatest of care, ensuring results you can trust for honesty, reliability and safety.

Located in our St Albans workshop, our reputation for superior MOTs and other garage services sees us welcome motorists from across the Hertfordshire region. This includes customers from Hatfield, Harpenden, Hemel Hempstead, Welwyn Garden City and the surrounding areas.

MOTs play an essential role in keeping everyone on the road safe. If your previous MOT certificate has expired, you cannot legally drive your vehicle unless attending a scheduled MOT appointment.

As a specialist in MOTs and an extensive range of other garage services, we provide local motorists with:

  • Professional care and a friendly, personable service
  • Peace of mind associated with a DVSA-approved centre
  • MOT reminders sent out for existing customers
  • A complete MOT from highly skilled mechanics
  • An MOT certificate following successful completion
  • Retesting and car repairs following a failed MOT

Is your car due its MOT soon? If yes, call M Wilson Motor Repairs on 01727 830 539 or 01727 835 408. With a proven track record for excellence in garage services stretching back to our establishment in 1979, we remain the trusted choice for MOTs in St Albans, Hatfield and the neighbouring areas.

MOTs | Important Information

Motorists can undertake an MOT up to one month before the expiration date on their current MOT certificate. We subsequently add any time in hand to the expiry date on your new certificate. M Wilson Motor Repairs provides flexible appointments for testing in one of our dedicated bays, so we can usually cater to any need. However, we strongly advise scheduling your MOT comfortably in advance of the expiration date.

The process behind MOTs involves a multipoint inspection including, but not limited to, the lights, mirrors, wheels and fuel system. In addition, we also make sure your vehicle’s exhaust emissions fall within DVSA guidelines.

Testing becomes an annual requirement when cars reach three years old. Should your car fail, we issue a VT30 certificate outlining reasons for the failure. If you undertake the required car repairs within 10 days, you only need to undergo a partial retesting on the components that failed. If you wait more than this, you need to perform another full MOT.

As a specialist in garage services for motorists in St Albans, Hatfield and the surrounding areas, we conduct car repairs related to MOT failure.

Following law changes in 2018, we now class defects into one of the following categories: minor, major or dangerous. The sub-category ‘advisories’ covers issues that don’t fall into one of these, but still require monitoring. Any ‘major’ or ‘dangerous’ defects result in MOT failure.

For more information about MOTs in St Albans, Hatfield or any other Hertfordshire location, call 01727 830 539 or 01727 835 408.


M Wilson Motor Repairs provides a full range of car servicing options at our workshop in St Albans. With over 40 years of motor industry experience, our highly skilled mechanics perform oil and filter, interim and full servicing. We have worked tirelessly to establish and maintain a reputation for honesty, reliability and outstanding workmanship since our establishment as a company in 1979.

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