Specialist Colchester MOT test station for all cars, motorcycles, vans, campervans, small motorhomes and commercial vehicles up to 3500KG.

Find our garage premises in Davey Close, off Greenstead Road, Colchester, Essex

What do we do?

(We don't just do MOT tests!)
Our car mechanics are fully skilled in all aspects of car repairs, servicing and maintenance and we have a dedicated MOT tester with an allocated ramp, so we can fit your MOT test in whenever you need it.

We have a dedicated ramp and tester for all day MOT tests + evenings up to midnight Monday to Friday

We take MOT bookings up to 12 months before they are due to ensure yours is done in time.

See our guide on how to prepare your vehicle for the MOT Test and avoid failure for the most common reasons.


We are agents for Mr Clutch and can replace the clutch in any car. The clutch is an important component which disengages the gearbox from the engine to make changing gear possible. 


Our qualified mechanics can fix all minor and major problems on all cars, from replacing the brakes to replacing the engine

Accident repairs

We are able to repair minor accident damaged cars, from car park dings to crumpled bumpers


We can do minor and major servicing for all makes and models. Servicing includes oil and filter change, air filter change, pollen (cabin) filter change, brake check, fluids check, spark plug replace, tyre check etc

Tyres / Wheel balancing

We can fit any tyres to any car and balance your wheels to ensure smooth, comfortable running
Your tyres (including your spare tyre) should all have a legal minimum of 1.6mm of tread and be in good condition.

Carbon Cleaning

A clogged engine will be both costly to run (increased fuel consumption) and potentially costly to repair when the clogged parts fail.
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Vehicle Recovery / Transport


We are ideally situated near the A12 / A120 to recover broken down vehicles from all the Essex and Suffolk areas. We can also transport vehicles locally if required.

FREE 88 Motors Battery Check


Winter is the worst time for your battery. Any weekness will cause loss of cranking power and ultimately end with failure. Don't get caught out this winter by a failing battery.
We'll check your battery FREE.

88 Motors are here to look after you and your car! 
88 Motors specialise in car MOT tests, van MOT tests, motorcyle MOT tests and small commercial vehicle MOT tests, clutches, brakes, tyres, servicing, maintenance and general repairs for all makes and models of car, MPV, SUV, vans and other 4-wheeled vehicles. Whatever you need for your car let us know and we'll let you know an upfront price wherever possible. If, while working on your car we find other problems we will ALWAYS contact you to discuss them BEFORE we do any additional work so you don't get an unexpected large bill!
We are a registered MOT Testing Station and are available to MOT test your car between 8:30 - 17:00 Monday to Friday or 8:30 - 12:00 Saturday, but, unlike ANY other garage in Colchester we also do MOT tests after hours between 17:30 - 00:00 Monday to Friday so if your life is too busy to get your car MOT'd during the day WE CAN HELP! All night-time MOT tests come with a FREE oil and filter change to help with your car's maintenance needs.