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Van MOTs

Your Local Van MOT Test Centre in Leighton Buzzard

Van MOT Test Centre in Leighton Buzzard

If you’re looking to get your van MOT at a reputable and reliable MOT testing station, look no further than Jackson & Phillips, one of Leighton Buzzard's leading Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7 MOT specialists.

As a local and trustworthy independent MOT testing station, we’ve been providing MOTs for vans (including campervans and minibuses) and other vehicles for over 50 years, ensuring each MOT test is carried out professionally and fairly.

Which MOT Class is my van in?

To help MOT testing stations apply the right checks to your van, vehicles are divided up into 6 categories, including Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Class 4, Class 5 and Class 7. Most vans are either:

  • Class 4 – If the van has a maximum gross weight of up to 3,000kg, which can include motorhomes

  • Class 7 – If the van has a maximum gross weight of over 3,000kg and up to 3,500kg

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FROM £54

Class 4, Class 5 & Class 7 MOTs

Complimentary courtesy car

Comfortable reception area with complimentary hot drinks and WIFI

Local collection and delivery

What Our Customers Say

Jackson & Phillips team very helpful always find they give a great service and would recommend them to any one.

Mr Whales

Jackson & Phillips are an excellent firm, I have taken my cars to them for the past ten years.

Mrs Adam

Used Jackson & Phillips for the past 8 yrs, highly recommend the company. Staff polite and efficient, excellent quick repair on my vehicle yesterday, many thanks

Martin Johnson

I have used Jackson & Phillips for many years for my cars and vans. They always deliver a good reliable service. All the people who work there are always helpful and polite.

John Turner

Excellent customer service, very happy with work that was done.

Katherine Ring

Excellent – no reservations, I would recommend this company to anyone

Mr Brazier

Excellent work, great service and very reliable. They've been my one stop shop for all my car issues for 5 years and I've no plans to change.

Mr Flood

Jackson & Phillips are a friendly, hard working, and trustworthy company who do all their work in the best interest of the customer.

Jack Dean

This business is outstanding, they've looked after our family cars for the last 15 years, completely reliable and trustworthy and a high standard of work. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.

Dave G

Reliable, knowledgeable, very accommodating: I needed a small job doing on a Saturday morning, no appointment, they found a space and I was gone in 20 mins. Have been using them for years, wouldn't think of going elsewhere.

Mr Wells

Does my van need an MOT?

The best way to check if your van needs an MOT is to visit But, in general, your van will need an MOT if it’s over 3 years old, or over 1 year old if it’s used as a taxi, ambulance or minibus etc.

What is a van MOT test?

A van MOT test is the same as an MOT test for other vehicles, where various safety features, including the brakes, steering, suspension, tyres and lights etc., are checked to make sure the vehicle is roadworthy. A van MOT at the specified time (usually once a year unless the van is under 3 years old) is a legal requirement, plus, driving without a valid MOT will put you and other road users in danger, and invalidate your insurance.

Which parts does a van MOT test cover?

Your van MOT test will cover many of the parts covered in a car MOT test, but there will be key areas our MOT tester will look at due to the way a commercial van is used. Some of the parts our MOT tester will pay careful attention to include:

  • Tyres – Van tyres generally take more of a ‘bashing’ than tyres on non-commercial vehicles, due to the extra mileage, the extra weight carried, and the potentially rougher terrain the van is driven on.

  • Windscreen – Due to the extra mileage and particularly motorway driving, added to site visits, a van's windscreen is more likely to suffer from chips and cracks and will be thoroughly examined by our MOT tester.

  • Lights – Just like with any other vehicle, your van’s headlights, taillights, brake lights and fog lights will also be something our MOT tester pays careful attention to, so make sure your bulbs are working.

Jackson & Phillips Reception Area

Worried about your van MOT?

It’s not uncommon to be a little anxious about getting an MOT, whatever the vehicle. That’s why, here at Jackson & Phillips, in line with our policy on great customer care, we make your van MOT as stress-free as possible, by providing:

  • A comfortable waiting area: Grab yourself a hot or cold drink, and either browse the internet using our free Wi-Fi or watch your van getting its MOT through the viewing window.

  • A courtesy car: If you don’t have the time to wait for your van MOT to be completed, we also provide the option of a courtesy car, so you can get where you need to be and return, once your van MOT is all done.

  • A pickup and delivery service: To save you the hassle of driving down to our MOT testing station yourself, we also offer a local pickup and delivery service, where we’ll pick your van up, get it MOT’d, and deliver it back to your chosen address.

To find out more about van MOTs at Jackson & Phillips in Leighton Buzzard, or to book your van MOT today, either book online via our handy online booking form, send us an email or give us a call.

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