Cowley Road MOTs, Clive Smith Oxford Ltd

Cowley Road MOT’s Ltd

MOT Garage serving the Cowley, Headington and Oxford area

Welcome to the website of Cowley Road MOTs (Clive Smith Oxford Ltd). Founded in 1987 by Clive and Joan Smith, our MOT garage serves motorists from Cowley, Headington, Oxford and all across Oxfordshire. Joan is still a face regular face at the garage and still maintains and runs the business. We provide fast, affordable and thorough MOT testing.

We are class 4 approved and we can test your car, light commercial vehicle and 4x4. The MOT test will be able to decide if the vehicle is roadworthy by UK regulatory standards. At Cowley Road MOTs we can provide while you wait MOTs, or test your vehicle while you’re at work or otherwise engaged. We let you decide whatever is most convenient for you.

MOT Testing by Cowley Road MOT's
Why Chose us?

There are many other garages in and around Oxford offering MOT testing.  The difference with Cowley Road MOT's is that we don’t profit if faults are found – we purely handle MOTs, not any required repairs. This allows us to carry out your MOT and  remain entirely impartial.  There is no conflict of interest where finding an issue means we keep your vehicle and charge you for fixing the issue.

Cowley Road MOT's was founded in 1987 and we believe motorists from Cowley, Headington and Oxford keep coming back to us for MOT testing because of our fair and honest approach .  Read our testimonials to see what our customers say about us.  Reviews are important to us so if you would like to submit a review please either use the google reviews at the footer of our website or email us.

We believe transparency when carrying out your MOT test is key.  If we find a fault that means your vehicle fails its test we will explain it to you in detail and offer recommendations for how you can proceed.  We provide impartial MOTs and we always offer friendly advice.

Our fully qualified MOT team boast 30+ years’ experience within the MOT testing industry.  They are all registered with the DVSA (formerly VOSA).

Cowley Road MOTs Ltd are fully insured and up-to-date with all the latest MOT standards.   We can offer emergency MOTs for drivers around Headington, Cowley, Oxford and Oxfordshire who may have forgotten their test was due and not have an MOT appointment booked. If you need an emergency MOT, call us and we’ll do our best to squeeze you in for same-day, while you wait MOTs.

MOT testing in Oxford, Headington, Cowley and Oxfordshire, call now to book your test at Cowley Road MOTs on 01865 714714.

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Wonderful Service!

WONDERFUL SERVICE from front desk and the mechanic who offered to talk me thorough the advisories on my MOT so I could challenge any unscrupulous mechanics. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!!

Louise Quinn

Exceptional Customer Service

I have used Cowley Road MOTs for two years running now. They offer exceptional customer service. Tim is an absolute gentleman and very cheery. Tim squeezed me into a busy schedule as I was a bit late on the MOT and needed the car. This is truly a new wave in auto trade customer service! Cheers guys, I’ll be back next year.

Ed Williamson

Brilliant Customer Service!

Brilliant customer service, always happy to help… they work very fast too- thank you!!

Claire Masey

Very pleasant experience!

Cannot rate this place highly enough- fitted me in before work and were friendly to deal with. Car failed as a piece of plastic headlight mount was broken, but instead of recommending expensive replacement headlights, they came with me to the garage next door and arranged for the plastic to be securely glued, and for the mechanics to drop it back for a re-test. Very pleasant experience!

Alex Hawley

Really helpful!

Tim was really helpful – I had an appointment at another garage that was cancelled and when I called Cowley Rd MOT he was extremely helpful and managed to fit an appointment in that day. Then when my car failed he was incredibly reassuring, explained everything really clearly and pointed me in the direction of a good mechanic. And didn’t charge for a partial retest!

Eleanor Hobbs

Great work!

Great service as ever. Friendly and want to do the best by their customers. I would not take my car anywhere else in Oxford, these guys do not do repairs, just the MOT so they are not interested in finding reasons to fail the MOT so they can do some more work!

Andrew G

Super Friendly

These guys are keeping the roads safe one car at a time!  They are super friendly answering the phone, welcoming you, answering your questions.  Their business model of MOT only means that they have no incentive to find phantom problems. For example, they will tell you if there is surface rust as they are obliged to do, but they will not try to sell you replacement work since they don’t do that.  Instead they will advise you whether work is necessary and suggest places to do it.    I was a bit early for my appointment so I heard some of the results, advice and banter.  One car failed for having cloudy headlights, ‘but don’t let anyone tell you that you need new ones.  There are products for restoring them on Amazon and probably someone called Barry on YouTube showing you how to clean and shine them’  I suspect that this business model means that they get more than their fair share of old cars with hopeful owners.  Mine was the last MOT of the day, and the first to pass! 

D Newland

They go above and beyond

I have been using Cowley Road MOTs for three years now and cannot recommend it highly enough!
Tim and Steve are absolutely lovely; they provide an impeccable service and managed to fit my car in at very short notice for which I was very grateful!
They go above and beyond every time and you really can’t do better than that!

Kathryn Rylance

Excellent Service Again

Arrived 15 minutes early and they started on my car right away. Have been coming for a couple of years now and have always had good experiences. Quick service, and friendly staff who will be honest and straight with you.
Back again a third year running, excellent service again.

Hannah Bond