We provide an excellent service which is Fast & friendly, we use good quality parts for vehicle servicing. We specialise in Mot testing on all cars. We carry out all types of repair such as clutches exhausts tyres, welding etc. Accident and Body repairs can be arranged.

Who are we?

Custom house MOT delivers fantastic MOT and repair services for your motor vehicle. Our aim is to provide a high quality of work for our customers. Our staff have been providing their services for many years and many more to come. We seek to present exceptional services to always ensure that your vehicle is without a doubt safe to drive on the road. Your vehicle will always be in the safe and professional hands with our experienced mechanics. We as a business do not need to convince you of our quality with our words but with our work and with our prior customers honest thoughts on our services.


What is an MOT

An MOT is a legal requirement by critiered by the DVSA and enforced by the government. An MOT inspection is carried out by a qualified mechanic whom is DVSA approved.This inspection has to be done at least once a year, as it is a legal requirement it has to pass the inspection in order to be road safe. The MOT has many elements which needs to be checked and identifies if it is road worthy; these include tyres, breaks and lights etc. a typical MOT on average can last between 45 minutes to an hour; however with custom house MOT we try our best to make you feel comfortable and offer complimentary tea or coffee. If a vehicle does not pass the MOT inspection then the DVSA examiner will tell the customer what needs to be done in order to pass the MOT. When you come to Custom house MOT all you will need to bring is the vehicle which is need of an annual MOT checkup. Due to an MOT being an annual inspection we would advise you to have the MOT inspection around 4 weeks before the MOT runs out.


The nominated tester in centre will check the following components to ensure each meets the minimum standard set out by the DVSA before issuing an MOT certificate


The MOT test checks that the Vehicle Identification Number, commonly referred to as the VIN, is present and legibly displayed on the vehicle. The VIN is a unique code including a serial number that is stamped on the vehicle. The location of the VIN varies from one vehicle manufacturer to the next.

Vehicle Identification Number

The MOT tester will check the condition, security, legibility and the format of letters and numbers on your registration plate. The spacing and lettering on the number plate must meet current regulations and should not be altered in any way.

Registration plate

The MOT test checks the condition, operation, security and colour of your vehicles lights. The test will also check to see if the headlamp aim is correct.


The MOT tester will also check the steering and suspension components for correct condition and that the operation is correct.

Steering and suspension

During the MOT the tester will check your vehicle's wipers and washers ensuring they operate properly and give the driver a clear view of the road.

Wipers and washer bottle

During the MOT the tester will check your vehicle's windscreen for any chips or cracks. The maximum damage size is 10mm in the drivers’ line of vision or 40mm elsewhere in the remaining area swept by the wiper blades.


The MOT test will cover the horn’s operation for effectiveness and suitability.


All seatbelts including those in the rear of the vehicle are checked for type, condition, correct operation and security and that all compulsory seatbelts are in place.


Your vehicle’s front seats are checked for security during the MOT test.


The fuel system is checked during the MOT test for leaks and that the fuel cap fastens and seals securely.

Fuel system

The MOT test checks your exhaust emissions, ensuring that the vehicle is within the specified guidelines and that the exhaust is complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.


Vehicle structure and body shell are checked during the MOT test for excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas of the vehicle. Any sharp edge can result in an MOT failure.


The MOT tester will check that the doors open and close correctly and that the latch is secure in a closed position. Front doors should open from both the inside and outside of the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items like rear seatbelts.


The mirrors on your vehicle are checked during the MOT test for condition and security.


The nominated MOT tester will check the vehicle's wheels and tyres for a number of key points: the condition, security, tyre size and type and tread depth.

Wheels and tyres

The MOT tests the efficiency of the vehicle's braking performance, condition and operation. Most vehicles are tested on a roller brake tester.



Custom House MOT provides services for vehicles of class 4 and 7. So come over and get yout vehicle checked now. We also provide a discount for PCO.

Class IV

Cars, including 3-wheeled vehicles more than 450 kg unladen weight, taxis, minibuses and ambulances up to 12 passenger seats, Goods Vehicles not exceeding 3,000 kg Design Gross Weight (DGW), motor caravans and Dual Purpose Vehicles.

Class VII

Commercial vehicles weighing 3,000kg to 3,500kg. The MOT tests for both Class 4 and Class 7 vehicles are mostly the same, however Class 7 MOTs allow for heavier vehicles. In addition to the usual checks carried out in a regular MOT, the Class 7 includes an additional check of the tyres to ensure they are suitable for the extra weight, as well as a brake efficiency test

Discount for PCO

We have amazing offers for PCO


“I've been coming here for years and will definitely continue to do so. Very good service, friendly staff and reasonable prices. Highly recommend them.”

- Marcin Tekielak -

“Quick service, nice people - all my cars been MOT'd with them.”

- Helmckie Mcdonald -

“Friendly staff great service”

- Syed Hassan Jaffry -


How often do you need an MOT?

All vehicles 3 years old or more are required to have a valid MOT test certificate which should be renewed annually. It is your responsibility to ensure your vehicle is examined every 12 months. You can find the expiry date of your MOT on your existing MOT test certificate and you can have your vehicle MOT tested up to 28 days in advance. The expiry date on your new MOT is 12 months from the expiry of your old one rather than 12 months from the day you took the test, so as long as your MOT test is due in the next 28 days, you won’t lose any days for having your vehicle tested early.

What if my MOT has expired?

Without a current MOT certificate, you will be unable to drive your vehicle lawfully or renew your road tax. The penalty for not having an up to date MOT certificate could be a fine. Also if the vehicle is involved in an accident you may be asked to produce your MOT certificate. An insurance claim could be affected by the absence of your MOT, especially in the case of injury. Recent computerisation of the MOT testing system by DVSA means police and mobile camera units can now check remotely to see if your vehicle has a current MOT. Don’t leave it too late, Kwik Fit has over 500 DVSA-approved MOT test centres nationwide.

What do I need to take with me?

The only thing you need to bring with you is the vehicle being tested! Our nominated tester will be able to look up your vehicle on the DVSA database to find the existing MOT details. You can even book MOT tests up to 1 month before your current due date without losing the existing expiry date, essentially giving your 13 months on your MOT instead of 12. Book your MOT online today.

When is my MOT test due?

To find out if your vehicle has a valid MOT and when your next MOT test is due, visit the GOV.UK website and enter your vehicle registration number.

Why should I use Custom House MOT for an MOT test?

MOT tests can be carried out on your car up to one month prior to the expiry date of an existing MOT certificate. In this case start date for your new MOT will be from expiry date of the current MOT rather than the date which the test has been carried out. Custom house MOT provides an easy and convenient way of book your MOT online. We provide greater flexibility with free collection and delivery of your car. You can either book MOT only or with Full /Interim Service.

Contact Info

  • Opening Times

    Mon - Friday : 7:00 am- 5:00 pm

    Sat : 7:00 am- 4:00 pm

    Sun : Closed

  • Address

    117-123 Freemasons Rd, London, E16 3PH, UK

  • Phone

    020 7476 1578

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