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John Canham & Son

John Canham & Son Commercial Vehicle Specialist & Car MOT Centre

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Our brand new MOT bay is geared to prepare, service and test your vehicle. We are happy to service any make or model of car and van.


An MOT is a vital part of your vehicles annual safety maintained requirements, and at John Canham & Son Garage we are able to offer this service for the following categories of vehicles:



As a VOSA registered testing station, you can trust in us to deliver a level of service at its upmost best. Our fully qualified and highly skilled mechanics possess the necessary knowledge and know how to provide quality workmanship at a fair and reasonable price.



Whilst your vehicle is with us having an MOT (up to an hour) you can sit in our waiting area and enjoy a fresh hot cuppa tea or coffee. We offer a free drop off and collection service to the Clacton Factory outlet shopping centre.



If your vehicles requires any repairs or you would like to have it serviced at the same time as the MOT please contact our garage on 01255 432888 and we can discuss with you the requirements your vehicle needs.



Reminder Scheme – As part of the service we provide to our customers we have a reminder system for any customers that have had an MOT test with us. As long as we have your address on our computer, you will receive a reminder the following year.



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John Canham & Son is an approved Driver and Vehicle Standard Agency MOT Test Station.


We can carry out MOT Tests on cars, vans and minibuses up to 3500kg and are carried out using the highest quality of equipment to ensure you get accurate results. If your vehicle fails the MOT Test we are happy to carry out minor repairs immediately; should it be an extensive repair, we will provide a full quotation for repairs and offer a free retest within 10 days.


To check to see if your vehicle needs a MOT please visit:






Free collection and delivery service if your vehicle is booked for a MOT

Customer waiting area complete with video link to view the MOT being carried out; Please allow 1 hour.

Tea and coffee facilities are available.


MOT Reminder: Once your MOT is complete, your details will automatically be added to our reminder scheme. This means we can post your MOT reminder letter the following year





Breakdown of MOT Classes and Price

Class 4 Mot £35.00p


•Cars (up to 8 passengers Seats) and Motor Caravans

•Private Hire vehicles and PSVs (up to 8 Seats)

•Good Vehicles (up to 3.000kg)

•Ambulances & Taxis

(Taxis and Private Hire Vehicles may be subject to additional Local requirements)

•Private Passengers Vehicles and Ambulance

(9-12 Passengers Seats)

Class 5 Mot £53.00p


•Private Passengers

13 – 16 Passenger Seats

•Vehicle and Ambulances

More than 16 Passengers Seats

(with 13 or more Passenger seats)

•Play buses

Class 7 Mot£43.00p


•Good Vehicles (over 3000kg up to 3500kg)


Special Offers


•Book your Interim Service and get your CAR MOT for only £25


•Over 60? Book your car MOT between Monday – Thursday for only £25


•Check our Facebook page for our latest offers and promotions


•Free local collection and delivery


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