Approved testing stations

The approved Newport taxi testing stations below will take bookings from the dates shown: 

Auto Refinishing - bookings from 16 April 2018

Unit 2, Usk Way Industrial Estate, Usk Way, Newport NP20 2HZ

Telephone: (01633) 256737 

AJ Garage Servicing – bookings from the 27th March 2023

Unit 26, Star Trading Estate, Ponthir, Newport NP18 1PQ

Telephone (01633) 431305

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Advance Autocare – Bookings from 23 October 2023

Unit 3-5, 61 Stafford Road, Newport, NP19 7DR

Telephone (01633) 252552

Platinum Autocentre – Bookings from 23 October 2023

Unit 4, Trostrey Street, Newport, NP19 7BB

Telephone (01633) 661678

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If you wish to apply as a registered Newport City Council Approved Testing Station, you need to ensure the following:

  • It is within the boundaries of Newport City Council
  • The garage has been registered as an MOT testing station for a minimum of 1 year.
  • The garage holds a “green rating” (low risk rating) under the DVSA Risk Assessment for MOT testing centres.
  • That no director, manager or vehicle (MOT) tester involved in the business is neither a Hackney Carriage or Private Hire vehicle proprietor, driver nor operator
  • To provide suitable and sufficient off road parking spaces for vehicles a waiting testing.
  • To maintain a satisfactory level of cleanliness and housekeeping and provide an appropriate waiting room for drivers.
  • To be able to process test fees both in forms of cash and card payment.
  • To have a suitable online booking system
  • To have adequate and valid Public Liability Insurance
  • To have adequate and up-to-date risk assessment for the premises that complies fully with the requirements of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 and any related Statutory Instruments
  • That all members of staff employed by the testing station will be able to comply with all required standards set by Newport City Council. 

For more information, please email the Licensing Department at [email protected]