Fleet services

Fleet Services manage, service and maintain vehicles for the council, charities and the voluntary sector, rent/hire out our vehicles to a range of charitable and voluntary sector organisations and MOT vehicles for members of the public.

Opening hours and how to find us

We are open:

  • Monday to Thursday, 7am to 5pm
  • Fridays, 7am to 4.30pm

We work on an appointment basis. Please call 0117 903 6319 to book.

We are in Sandy Park, Brislington, Bristol, BS4 3NZ . Map of Fleet Services Sandy Park depot (pdf, 136 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 136k) (opens new window) .

Payment can be made by cash and most credit/debit cards, we don't accept cheques.

Taxi compliance testing

Compliance testing is run in conjunction with Bristol City Council Licensing Team.

A missed test fee will be charged if you fail to arrive for your appointment on time or do not give 24hrs notice of cancellation.

We do not carry out repairs at our test station. If you need to repair your vehicle following your test you will need to take it to another garage.

Test fees

Test Full test fee Partial test fee
if returned within 10 working days
Hackney Carriage Test £48.00 £24.00
Private Hire Vehicle Test £48.00 £24.00
Cosmetic retest   No charge
Duplicate compliance paperwork £5.00  
Missed test fee £48.00 £24.00

MOT testing

We offer a comprehensive range of MOT's to the public and trade, including:

  • Cars
  • Minibuses
  • Motor Homes/Camper vans
  • Vans
  • Motorbikes

We do not carry out any repairs. If your vehicle should fail, you will need to take it to another garage but you will be given details of what needs repairing.

For an MOT test, present your vehicle at the test station and pay at the reception.

Our MOT bays work on an appointment system, to book call 0117 903 6319. Please arrive at least 10 minutes before your appointment.

MOT test fees

 Class Test or type of work Full test fee Partial test fee
if returned within 10 working days
I Motorcycles £28.00 £14.00
II Motorcycles with sidecar £36.00 £18.00
IV Cars, taxis and private hire vehicles, up to 8 seats £48.00 £24.00
IV Motorhomes and camper vans £48.00 £24.00
IV Minibus 9-12 seats £53.00 £27.00
V Minibus 13-16 seats £57.00 £29.00
V Buses with more than 16 seats £77.00 £38.00
VII Goods vehicles over 3000kg up to 3500kg DGW £56.00 £28.00
  Missed appointment charge £48.00 £24.00
  Maximum fee for duplicate test certificate £10.00  
  Police 'Stop' notice removal £10.00  

MOT Appeals

Full details of the appeal procedure are available from the Fleet Services reception.

Minibus permits

We can issue minibus permits. Holding a Section 19 permit allows you to use minibuses (with 9-16 seats) for specific community activities such as school trips.

Contact: Noel Arthur, Quality Control Officer
Tel:  0117 9036309
noel.arthur@bristol.gov.uk

Who can drive a minibus? leaflet (pdf, 287 KB) (opens new window) (pdf, 287k) (opens new window)