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We know that your vehicle is like a member of the family, so we’ll look after it just as well as we’d look after you. When your vehicle is due for a mot, we’re here for you, trust Dales Automotive to take care of you.

Bring your vehicle for a Mot test, and you can rest easy knowing that we’ll also carry out a full, complimentary Vehicle Health Check to make sure it’s ready for another year of motoring.

  • Free Wash & Vac
  • Free Tea & Coffee
  • Free Wifi
  • Free Collection & Delivery
  • Courtesy Vehicles Available

Our mot testing station is in Kelbrook, Lancashire in easy reach of towns and villages such as Accrington, Altham, Barnoldswick, Barrowford, Barley, Blackburn, Blacko, Bolton by Bowland, Burnley, Brierfield, Clitheroe, Colne, Cowling, Earby, Fence,  Foulridge, Gargrave, Gisburn, Hapton, Higham, Keighley, Laneshawbridge, Long Preston, Lothersdale, Nelson, Padiham, Paythorne, Rimington, Sabden, Sawley, Settle, Skipton, Slaidburn, Thornton In Craven, Trawden, Waddington, Whalley and much more.

Book your MOT & Service  with us using the link above.

No Re-Test Fees

If your vehicle fails its MOT with us, we'll quote you the price to put it right. No re-test fee applies if you choose us to carry out the repairs. A £10 re-test fee is charged if the vehicle is repaired elsewhere (the vehicle must be re-tested within 10 working days).

No trivial failures

If something minor crops up that costs less than £5 to fix (like a blown bulb for example) we'll repair it during the MOT test inspection process - avoiding needless failures for trivial problems.

No obligation quotation for any repairs

In the worst case, should you need some repair work in order to pass the MOT, we'll provide you with a written, fixed price, quotation before undertaking any work. The quote is without obligation and you are free to take vehicle elsewhere for repair if you prefer (repairs elsewhere incur a £10 re-test fee and must be returned for re-testing within 10 working days).

Notification & reminders

As soon as your test is complete - pass or fail - we'll call you straight away to let you know the result. We also send you a free courtesy reminder when your MOT is due again in about 12 months time.

About the MOT Test

Mot tests can be carried out on your car up to one month prior to the expiry date of an existing UK MOT certificate, provided that you have a current MOT certificate and present this to the examiner at the time of the test. On passing the MOT, you will  then receive a certificate valid from the date of expiry of your existing MOT.

MOT Checks

Vehicle identification number. Age first test certificate required (in years).

Registration Plate 

Condition, security, legibility and format of letters/numbers.


Condition, operation, security and correct colour. The headlamps will also be checked to see if the aim is correct.

Steering and Suspension

Condition, operation, security and correct colour.

Wipers and Washers

Operate to give the driver a clear view of the road.


Condition and drivers view of the road.


Correct operation and type.


All seatbelts installed are checked for type, condition, operation and security. All compulsory seatbelts must be in place.

Fuel system

No leaks, fuel cap fastens correctly and seals securely. The fuel cap will need to be opened. Make sure the key is available

Exhaust Emissions

Vehicle meets the requirement for exhaust emission. These vary on the age and fuel type of the vehicle.

Exhaust System

Complete, secure, without serious leaks and silences effectively.

Vehicle Structure

Free from excessive corrosion or damage in specific areas. No sharp edges.


Open and close. Latch securely in closed position. Front doors should open from inside and outside the vehicle. Rear doors may need to be opened to gain access to testable items.

Wheels and Tyres

Condition, security, tyre size and type, and tread depth. Spare tyres are not tested.


Condition, operation and performance (efficiency test). Suitable vehicles will be tested on a roller brake tester. Vehicles such as those with permanent 4- wheel drive will be tested either on a suitable road using a properly calibrated and maintained  decelerometer or, if one is installed at the test station, a plate brake tester. I would like this page linked to the last mot.

A To B Vehicles Ltd T/A Dales Automotive is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 657821. All finance is subject to status and income. Written Quotation on request. We act as a credit broker not a lender. We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers.