Vehicle inspections

All Hackney Carriage taxis and Private Hire vehicles must pass an inspection carried out by an authorised mechanic before a vehicle can be licensed. 

Inspection frequency

If a vehicle is more than three years old when first licensed or renewed it will require two vehicle inspections per year – once as part of the licensing process, and once again six months later.

When you renew your vehicle licence, you will have to present the inspection certificate that you received from your most recent six-monthly inspection plus a current valid inspection. Failure to present these inspection certificates may delay the renewal process and incur additional surcharges.

Authorised garages

To speed up this process, we have authorised a number of garages to carry out the necessary inspections. To book, please contact the garages direct. 

ACC Motors
Albert Drive
GU21 5LY
01483 772 999

Arthurs Bridge Garage
5A Manor Way
High Street
Old Woking
GU22 9JX
01483 740 004

Guildford Test Centre
Woking Road Depot
Woking Road
01483 505 050

Mayford Motors 
Egley Road
GU22 0NQ
01483 714 251
01483 750 151

Motorcare (Woking) Ltd
8-14 Cherry Street
GU21 6EE
01483 766 888
01483 762 044

Sapia Motors
5-7 Arnold Road
GU21 5JX
01483 772 581

SPJ Autos
Unit 2 
The Old Works
Forsyth Road
GU21 5SB
01483 740 177