Golden Hill Garage, is your local MOT Test Centre for Leyland, Chorley, Preston, Eccleston, Bamber Bridge, Longton, Penwortham and Croston. Book an appointment and have you vehicle MOT's while you wait.

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Your time is precious so every part of the MoT process is streamlined at Golden Hill Garage. We are situated in a convenient location central to Leyland, Chorley and Preston including local areas, such as Eccleston, Bamber Bridge, Longton, Penwortham, and Croston. All you have to do is call or book online and let us take care of the rest.


A modern facility and our experienced technicians and testers allow us to complete your MoT test speedily without compromising on safety in any way. Your MOT test will be performed in approximately 1 hour and you will be treated to a complimentary tea or coffee, while you wait.

We are a main dealer and have all the facilities and level of service you would expect from a main dealer.

Our facilities enable us to work on any vehicle. All our MoT examiners are VOSA Nominated Testers who go through a stringent training regime in order to qualify. VOSA Nominated Testers must be skilled mechanics with at least four years experience, repairing the vehicle types they test and must achieve a high standard of qualifications in motor craft studies.

We can guarantee that if any further work needs to be carried out on your vehicle we will contact you to discuss any issues – no nasty shocks.


The MOT looks at many parts of your car to ensure they meet key legal requirements at the time of test.

The MOT Test will make sure:


You may not be able to test your car for every potential problem but there plenty of things you can easily check and get fixed before your MoT test. Simply filling up your windscreen wash could be the difference between a pass and a failure. Here's our Top Ten Tips to help you pass first time.

  1. Make sure your car is reasonably clean. A tester can refuse to examine a car if it is filthy, particularly underneath. Make sure the boot is uncluttered and does not hinder the tester in any way.
  2. Check your lights and indicators are working and replace any faulty bulbs. Get someone to stand behind the car while you check your brake and rear lights. Check your horn is working.
  3. Make sure your number plates and VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) are clean and readable.
  4. Check for damage to the windscreen. Cracks must be no larger than 40mm in the entire swept area of the screen. The central view of the driver, known as Zone A, is 290mm wide (within the swept area and centred on the steering wheel) and any damage in this area must be no larger than 10mm wide.
  5. Get someone to hold a cloth over the end of the exhaust while you start the engine. If there are no leaks in the exhaust system, the engine should stall after a few seconds. If the engine doesn't stall this indicates a leak which will need to be repaired.
  6. Tyre tread depth must be at least 1.6mm. Check tyres are inflated correctly with no damage to the sides. The spare tyre is not part of the test but it is advised that a correctly inflated and legal tyre /wheel should be carried.
  7. Check under the bonnet to ensure that the brake fluid reservoir, windscreen washer bottle and engine oil reserves are topped up.
  8. A general check around the vehicle should be made to ensure that the car's fuel cap is secure, mirrors are in good condition, wipers are not damaged or split and door handles, catches and locks work. Check the condition of your seat belts as any frays or tears may result in a failure.
  9. Bounce each corner of your car by leaning your weight against it. If it doesn't settle after one or two bounces the shock absorbers may need changing.
  10. Check the handbrake and footbrake. If you have to pull the handbrake lever up too far, through lots of clicking, the cable probably needs adjusting. Check that the handbrake can't be released by simply tapping on the lever. Press the footbrake and check it doesn't feel spongy. If it does, there may be air in the hydraulic system which must be removed.



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Richter Limited, trading as Golden Hill Garage, is a secondary credit broker and not a lender and is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority, FRN: 651355. It can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and typically receives a fixed commission from the chosen lender for doing so. The commission is calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow and does not affect the interest charged on the agreement, all of which are set by the lender.