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

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

We don't just do MOTs!

So what else do we do?

Our Colchester mechanics are fully skilled in all aspects of car repair, car servicing and maintenance, tyres, wheel balancing, brakes - even hydrogen carbon cleaning and we have a dedicated MOT tester with an allocated ramp, so we can fit your MOT test in whenever you need it. You can even book your MOT online on our website in just a couple of minutes! Click the green 'Book an MOT' button at the top of the page to book your MOT online.

We have a dedicated ramp and tester for all day MOT tests + evenings up to midnight Monday to Friday and you can book online at a time to suit you.

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


We are agents for Colchester 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. If worn and not replaced it can cause other problems and expensive repair bills.


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


We can fit new disk/drum brakes and pads/shoes to all makes and models to ensure your car stops as it should and passes the MOT.


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 weakness 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 test, van MOT tests, motorcycle 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!

Did you know that up to 40% of cars fail the MOT test because of simple reasons like having no fluid in the screen wash? We're not joking! We have taken the time to write a set of tips to help your car pass the MOT Test first time by using just a few simple checks and tests. It can't guarantee your car will pass, but it will definitely ensure it doesn't fail for trivial reasons. 

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. You can even book your MOT online right now. Click the button below or the one in the menu bar above to book your MOT online.