01273 623555

74 Preston Road,
Brighton, East Sussex, BN1 4QG

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Online MOT Booking

Book an MOT online now using our live, real-time MOT booking system. Just select the date and time that suits you from our live, online diary. Booking an MOT couldn't be easier with this 24/7 interactive system. 


Welcome to Strafford Self Drive T/A Strafford Automotive, your local MOT testing station in Brighton

MOT and Servicing in Brighton

Long established with a reputation built upon quality work, competitive prices and customer satisfaction we are your go-to garage for MOT’s, Servicing, Repairs and Maintenance in Brighton, servicing almost any manufacturer and model of vehicle.

Our commitment to excellent customer service

When you book an MOT or Full Service we are able to offer a collection and delivery service, picking up your vehicle from a convenient location for you and then dropping it off too. We can provide this service for any distance within 2 miles of our workshop in Brighton - we can provide this service for customers outside the 2 mile range at a premium of £2 per mile. Call one of our experts today on 01273 623555 .

This service is available for an additional £25 on top of the price of your MOT and servicing, with the additional £2 per mile outside of the two mile range of our workshop. This service is very popular so we advise that those who wish to arrange collection and delivery to book this at least two weeks prior to your MOT expiry date.

Inside Strafford Service Centre - MOT and Servicing Brighton

Free MOT Retests

If your car fails it’s MOT, provided the restest occurs within 7 days of it failing, you will not be charged for the retest. We can also provide you with a quotation for the work required to get your vehicle through its retest in the event of a failed MOT.

Full Valet Inside & Out!

We offer an extensive valeting service for all vehicles ranging from small cars to 7 seaters. Here in Brighton we like to go the extra mile for our customers. During this thorough cleaning process we will:

  • Pre rinse lower paintwork section with TFR road film degreaser.
  • Removal of bug stains followed by a full wash down of all the paintwork using Autoglym shampoo.
  • Door shuts washed and polished.
  • Gloss dressing to the tyres.
  • Full paintwork protection using high quality 100% yellow carnauba wax for the ultimate deep shine and protection.
  • Autoglym treatments to all exterior plastic trim mouldings.
  • Seats, carpets and boot areas fully vacuumed and shampooed.
  • Damp wipe dashboard and control panel with a polish to detail.
  • Seat belt holders, help handles, glove box, ashtray and sun visors cleaned.
  • Dryfoam clean to headlining in the cabin.
  • Interior will be fully deodorised with a pleasant smell.

**If you have leather interior we will use a mild degreaser followed by a high quality leather cream to feed and condition the material.

Small cars: KA, Panda, Smart, Punto, Alto £45.00

Medium cars: MG ZR, Focus, Golf, Astra, Civic, BMW Mini £50.00

Large cars: BMW 5, E class, Passat, Volvo V70, Mondeo £60.00

Small 4x4: SWB Shogun, Grand Vitara, SWB Trooper etc £55.00

Large 4x4: X5,ML,Discovery, Range Rover, Jeep etc £70.00

People Carrier 7 seats: Ford Galaxy, Espace, Merc Vito £65.00

Full Interior Only Valet

This is a thorough and extensive valet service covering an entire interior vacuum and shampoo with dry foam shampoo for the headlining. All interior items, glove boxes, compartments and dashboard will be vacuumed, cleaned and removed of rubbish. The interior will be fully deodorised and treated with autofresh air freshener.

Cars: £35.00 to £40.00

MPV/4x4: £35.00 to £45.00

CAB: £30.00 to £35.00

Very friendly and useful staff. Always answering all of my questions and willing to talk on the phone. I've been taking my car there for a few years now... Useful bunch of guys and not trying to mug you off. Very happy I found them... Highly recommended.

Jeremy Bouchat

Great service, super helpful with questions I had - highly recommend!

Lucy Diton

Great value for money, with helpful friendly staff, highly recommended.


Good garage. Ethan and Derek are great to work with. Great prices. One of the best in Brighton. They've taken great care of my car.

Ray Yap

After hiring a motor home from their hire department I had my MOT performed by Strafford. Professional service at a very reasonable price. Many thanks.

Dan Law

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