MOT Houghton-le-Spring

Located within a short drive of Washington Highway, Penshaw Car Centre acts as a first port of call when it comes to getting an MOT test on your vehicle. Based in our garage on Station Road, Penshaw Car Centre has been a professional MOT testing station since 1986. Today we remain fully licensed and VOSA approved.

Required on all vehicles over three years old, an MOT certificate is a legal requirement and is used amongst other things to correctly tax and insure the vehicle. Without a valid MOT certificate a car cannot be correctly insured against damage from an accident or other claim. Our MOT tests in Houghton-Le-Spring also give the owner the confidence that their vehicle is functioning correctly.


  • Motorbikes and Scooters: From £29
  • Cars and Light Vans: From £40

Available six days a week, Penshaw Car Centres’ MOT tests in Houghton-Le-Spring diagnose any issues you may be unaware of.

North East Car Centre

We’ve had to make considerable improvements since we first started out in 1986 in order to keep up to speed with the latest tools, techniques and developments in the industry, and today we carry out extensive MOTs in Houghton-Le-Spring utilising our fully equipped and computerised testing station.

Our outstanding customer service includes:

  • Qualified and experienced vehicular mechanics
  • Friendly and personal service
  • Capable of working with cars, vans, motorbikes, scooters and more
  • Done at a time that fits into your schedule
  • Competitively priced

Any MOT in Houghton-Le-Spring that we carry out now features pit and hydraulic ramps to facilitate essential repair and maintenance work, as well as other first class tools and equipment to ensure that no stone is left unturned whilst we check the condition of your vehicle.

Comprehensive MOT Houghton-Le-Spring

When you come to us for your MOT in Houghton-Le-Spring you can take advantage of our flexible booking system to plan your service around your day. You can drop off your vehicle in the morning and wait for us to contact you upon the completion of your MOT, or alternatively you can wait for in our comfortable and welcoming Centre for the duration of the job. It all depends on what works best for you.

In the past our staff have worked on all manner of cars, motorcycles and other vehicles, and we continue to do so on a daily basis. Call ahead and book your vehicle in before your current MOT certificate expires, and choose a date and time to suit you, as well as addressing any concerns you may have over the state of your vehicle.