The Test Centre

193 / 197 Edward Place, Greater London, SE8 5HD

Garage type: Independent Garage

Phone: 03301307197

Code: Service & Repair

Garage Services

Our Mission

Our Mission

Award winning MOT station based in the South of London. At The Test centre we simply do MOTs and DO NOT do repairs, so each vehicle has an Independent and Unbiased MOT.
We aim to be Efficient, Friendly and Courteous and would like every Customer MOT experience to be a pleasant one.

The Test Centre is Independent and on Your Side.

We open 7 days a week

Early mornings and late night openings

Commitment to out customers-

Pay only if you Pass – to prove we are unbiased we wont charge you should your vehicle fail its Mot, ( remember we don’t want to fail you !!! )

Repairs –

we DON'T do repairs and will give an unbiased assessment of your vehicle.

Independent –

We are independent of repair and servicing organisations, we will give our Customers objective and impartial advice on actions required should their vehicle not meet MOT requirements.

Qualified MOT Testers –

We have 7 fully qualified ATA technicians who are qualified to test class 1 and 2 Motorcycles up to class 7 large vans and trucks.

Discount –

All of our Customers will receive a discount on our Base Test Fee.

Free help –

We will, where appropriate and practical make minor adjustments to assist a Customer's vehicle in passing its MOT.

Friendly and courteous – we value each Customer and will seek to make their visit a pleasant experience, we would like each one to return.

Credit Cards – We accept all UK credit cards for payment.

Pickup service –

As we know our customers are busy people we offer Collect -Mot- return your vehicle from your home address or workplace

Online Booking Facility –

24 hour online booking for 7 days a week

Award winning MOT station, Proud to be – Motor Codes 'Garage of the Year' 3 years running

Foxy Lady approved testing station for 'Female friendly Garage for the South of England'

Overall rating from 1145 customer reviews

Customer ratings and reviews for The Test Centre, Greater London

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

18th Oct 2016
“I love this place!”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

18th Oct 2016
“I love this place!”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

18th Oct 2016
“Thank you for putting the cover over the brake rollers for my car is a little low, they took very good care I am happy.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

18th Oct 2016
“This is the only centre I would bring my cars down to for the main reason they don't do any work and have no garages that do work for them so I know that anything they tell me is honest and for my safety not the money.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“I didn't know anywhere to mot my minibus as my old place closed down then my friend recommended me to them and they were great so I will definitely see you all again next year.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“I have been coming here many years and I would not bring mine or my families cars anywhere else.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“Thanks for letting me see the underneath of my car seb was very informative and I learnt a lot so thanks.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“I have brought many of my friend car to here and recommend many more. The team are very good happy and smiling and work very well together.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“I had a lovey little chat with the reception staff while I waited for my mot to be done they filled me in on the events that they have taken part in since last year and explained all about their new training school. Well done on all your achievements.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“Congratulations for winning garage of the year so many times in a row I hope you are able to add this year to your list on wins :)”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“They are very efficient and well presented.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“The staff must work really hard to keep such a big centre so clean, keep up the good work guys that place looks great.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“The number system they use is really good. I have always noticed the different colours but I have never actually asked what they are for or why they have different ones. Turns out the red cones you can just take off of their wall is for all the customers”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“They were very patient with me over the last couple of days. I had to keep changing my appointment date and time as my work schedule has been a bit inconsistent. I would like to say a big thank you to the reception staff for changing my appointment so man”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“They are awesome I made my way down to them first thing thinking I would have to leave my van with them but they were able to squeeze me in so I could take it straight to work with me thanks guys.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“Their 6 month reminders are great they never forget me :)”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“Congratulations on your new training school and thanks for giving me in depth information about it so I am able to inform people very interested in becoming mot testers. Good luck on garage of the year again.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“Very interesting to hear about foxy lady a company they are in association with that is designed to help women not be targeted by greedy mechanics. It will definitely come in handy for me and I will let other females know about them.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

17th Oct 2016
“I think it's really good that they make sure they get your information before you leave your vehicle with them even if it is only for half an hour. I don't normally like to give out my contact information as I get a lot of cold calls but once they explain”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Oct 2016
“The team are very well organised. They are always on time for their appointments, they are always aware of the amount of time they have been testing for and they always try and keep their yard clear for any walk in customers. I really do like this place a”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Oct 2016
“Very impressed with the cleanliness of this station. It always looks brand new every time I come here.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Oct 2016
“very good people I have known Ian and Colin since the centre opened”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Oct 2016
“Their app is brilliant I hadn't taken much notice of it since they downloaded it onto my phone for me last year next thing I new my alarms were going off and I had no idea why. I will definitely update the information for it to remind me next year.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Oct 2016
“They were very helpful when I came down. I wasn't sure what time to book my appointment for as I had to take my little one to school which is very close to where they are. They said instead of me panicking and rushing to get down to them in time for me to”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Oct 2016
“Great service as always keep it up.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Oct 2016
“very friendly and trust worthy people here I have been coming for many years.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“The 6 month reminders for taxi's are great and they're app works pretty good as well thanks.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“Thanks for my reminder guys I love the service you provide”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“Mr.Singh has a lot of years in the trade and he is always the one I ask to test my vehicle just incase anything is wrong with my car I can pick his brains after for the best advice :)”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“Well done on your new training school it's a perfect fit for the best centre in the UK.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“It was very interesting to hear about the foxy lady company they are associated with it's designed for women and I can't wait to check out what they have to offer as I have been caught out a few times.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“Very good reminder system in place here.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“Always nice to have a catch up with the testers when I'm down for my mot I have known them all for a number of years and have recommended many people to this place.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“Very good service provided ere I will recommend people”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“When I originally made my booking I explained that this particular van has a very high roof and the receptionist explained that it would be ok as it could go onto their pit which means I can just drive straight on and it would be fine. When I arrived I lo”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

13th Oct 2016
“fantastic place the staff look really good in their new uniforms”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“These guys where a huge help last year I bought my car brand new and the three years grace was up but I wasn't too sure when exactly and they looked it up for me. Turns out it was overdue and they were able to get me in straight away, because of this reas”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“Thank you for letting me know you are associated with foxy lady. I need to get some work done on my car and I wasn't too sure where to go and like most females I'm not to keen on going into any garage so thank you again for putting my mind at ease.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“Brilliant service as always this team never fails with their customer service their training must be intense to be the best in the country.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“This foxy lady club they are involved in is great thanks for the recommendation.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“I have never been here before and got a little bit lost. When I called to say I would be slightly late due to this fact the lady on the phone said it wasn't a problem and not to panic they can still do my mot for me and then she stayed on the phone with m”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“Very clean facilities and a lovely coffee machine at this testing station.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“Lovely people working here they are all so courteous and vibrant good luck to the team.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

28th Sep 2016
“Brilliant coffee in their machine”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

27th Sep 2016
“Very impressed with the set up of this place their coffee machine is amazing”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

27th Sep 2016
“Such a clean place I was shocked when I saw seats in the waiting area I could actually sit on. The staff were all happy and energetic it was really lovely to see.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

27th Sep 2016
“The staff are all so pleasant they are very good people.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

27th Sep 2016
“Very good services provided here considering they only do mots they have supplied brilliant reminder methods.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

26th Sep 2016
“And they have done it again these guys never fail to surprise me. I went onto their website just browsing for appointment times and a little chat box appeared asking if there was anything they could do to be of assistance. It was the quickest I have ever”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

26th Sep 2016
“I have been using the test centre for many years and this is definitely the year they have improved the most. They have already created an app to help us as well as the text reminders they send out which is brilliant. They have also started up a training”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

26th Sep 2016
“They have a female tester!!!! I thought she was part of the reception staff until she brought my vehicle onto a bay and started taking the details. Good on you girl keep up the good work.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

25th Sep 2016
“This was my second time down to the test centre and It looks just as good as the first time I saw it. They put so much time into keeping the place presentable it definitely pays off I thought it was a brand new business.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“Fabulous coffee here just what I needed.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“I've lost track of the number of years I have been coming here these guys are great.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“I was very pleased with my visit today, I was served by a lovely young lady named Alex she was great. I had a few advisories that I needed to get done but I wasn't left in the dark she showed me everything I had to get done and explained why certain thing”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“Brilliant service again this year keep it up and good luck for garage of the year again :-)”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“Very nice to see a young lady testing just as good as the men keep it up girl”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“good job team test centre”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“There is always a great atmosphere when I come here keep it up it definitely helps to see people happy and smiling especially when they're working on cars haha thanks guys.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

21st Sep 2016
“Brilliant app they invited me to download last year it worked perfectly.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“It's good to see them get a female in the centre they should think about getting a few more in.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“Best mot centre in London they need to think about opening up some more”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“I used to always come down here and then I moved out of the area and had to find somewhere else. That didn't go too well and I'm used to a certain level of professionalism so now I make the journey back to The Test Centre.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“I came here last year with my friend for their mot and the reception staff asked if I would like to set a reminder up for when my vehicle was due. I gave them my details and just like they said they text me 30 days in advance and then again at 7 days but”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“There is finally a female tester at the test centre! This will definitely help business as a lot of females feel more comfortable and at ease dealing with other females.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“Thanks for my reminder guys it's such an easy thing to forget.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“I never mind coming to the test centre as it's always so clean”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“I like they always send my reminder via email as I don't like to give out my phone number.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“The app they recommended I download last year works brilliantly. Thanks guys.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“They have really good customer service skills here.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“The centre is always held at a high stand as that is all they deserve.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

20th Sep 2016
“I like they let me leave my vehicle with them so I can do my shopping.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“awesome a female tested my car for me this morning first time ever!”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“Mr.Ali is so wise anytime I have a problem he seems to always be the one to show and explain what he means and then suggests the best solution to my problem and gives me a time frame of when he thinks I should get it done. I love the fact he always goes a”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I love this testing station I have been coming here ever since it opened wouldn't go anywhere else as I know where I stand with them.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I have been coming here for a number of years with various cars and every time I arrive I'm greeted with smiles and up beat staff having fun while they are working. It's very nice to see Ian having such a great team working for him.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“This place is always spotless.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I love the coffee machine they have here the receptionist told me it was a real car but where it had been involved in an accident they rescued the back and transformed it into what we see now. Brilliant so creative.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I always recommend people to this place they are beyond great!”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“This is the cleanest mot station I have ever seen well done guys keep up the good work.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I love the fact they have a female tester permanently on site it will help a lot of females relax as I know it definitely made me less panicky. Thanks Alex for your help.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“Each and every member of staff provided fantastic service today regardless of what I asked.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“Lovely to see a female tester on site :)”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I really like they send reminders every 6 months as I am taxi driver and big help.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“The app they downloaded onto my phone for me last year worked perfectly thanks guys.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

19th Sep 2016
“I like how quick they do motorcycle tests normally I have to leave my vehicle for the day but I have come here and I can wait while it's done and it only took 15/20 minutes!! What the other pace done with it for the whole day I will never know but now I k”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

18th Sep 2016
“Their coffee is exactly what I needed this morning woke me up and helped me prepare for my day.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Sep 2016
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Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

16th Sep 2016
“Overall very good 😊ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?ðŸ‘?”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

15th Sep 2016
“great service provided here you can definitely tell they like to keep everything to do with them at a particularly high standard.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“My cousin has been recommending me to this place for a number of years but I have never had the time to get to them so I have been using somewhere closer as I didn't know they were open on a Sunday, plus I was a bit sceptical about the no pass no fee poli”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“so nice and quiet this morning glad I decided to come down early I went straight onto a ramp :)”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“Thank you for sending me reminders every 6 months due to my vehicle being a taxi it is a huge help.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“Your 6 month reminders are great thanks!”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“very clean and tidy very good”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“The floors are so shiny they must have some special products to keep the place looking so fresh and clean.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“Very impressed with the new staff uniform they all look very smart.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“The staff are very helpful whenever I need them.”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“great service once again”

Garage review for The Test Centre, Greater London

14th Sep 2016
“Their coffee machine looks better every time I see it, they are so creative there.”