The idea of an Independent (one that only tests) Test Centre, was to provide motorists with a facility to have their vehicle M.O.T. tested at a place that does not and will not carry out repairs. The ethos behind the idea is to provide motorists with a completely honest and fair facility.

Alan’s Test Centre was opened in Burton on Trent in 1987, in one unit on the H.M.C. Industrial Estate on Wetmore Road, with one ramp and two testers to run it. In 1991 the unit next door became vacant, this was acquired and the installation of a heavy duty ramp and rolling road enabled the testing of class VII vehicles (up to 3500kg) to be carried out. In 1994 a centre was opened in Derby with 3 bays, and in a short time has become Derby’s premier Test Station. Alan’s Test Centres are the Premier Independent Test Centres in Burton, Derby and Mansfield and has an enviable reputation for Fair and Honest Testing that is second to none. Below is a sample of the type of comments we regularly receive from our customers.

Over the years, I have extensive experience of many testing establishments, I have found yours to be the best by far.
A Irving A+A Taxis (Stretton)

Your friendly but fair attitude is appreciated for miles around.
Gary Sandars (Milton)

Superior to any other Test Centre I have dealt with in the past.
J M Owram. (Rolleston)

You carry out a thorough but fair Test in a good atmosphere and a clean environment.
K G Autos. (Burton)

Your staff are always very professional and polite.
S J Rushton. (Swadlincote)

I enjoy coming to your place, because of the relaxed atmosphere. Being a female and going to a garage alone, this is the type of atmosphere to put you at ease.
Miss T Wilkes. (Burton)

Last December was my first MOT, it wasn’t hard for me to decide where to go, I received excellent service and friendly and helpful advice.
Miss Sue Turner. (Burton)