Reliance Auto Test located in Bicester, Oxfordshire

Call Us: 01869 320032


RAC Approved Garage

Embracing Digital Innovation:

Reliance Bicester’s Commitment to a Greener Tomorrow

In line with the DVSA’s efforts to reduce paper waste, Reliance Bicester is proud to announce our commitment to a greener future. Starting immediately, we will exclusively adopt the new digital MOT certificates, supporting the environment and enhancing customer convenience.

At Reliance Bicester, we’re not just about ensuring your vehicle is roadworthy; we’re about driving change. In an exciting move towards environmental responsibility, we are now exclusively offering digital MOT certificates. This initiative is not only a nod to modernity but a firm commitment to sustainability.

Why We’re Embracing the Digital Era

The DVSA’s push towards digital certificates is a response to the environmental impact of printing millions of certificates on an annual basis. This shift to digital reflects a growing consciousness about our environmental impact and inspired by the DVSA’s guidelines, outlined in their recent post, we’re reducing our paper footprint, one MOT test at a time.

Advantages of Digital MOT Certificates

  • Environmental Conservation: By going paperless, we substantially reduce paper waste, supporting the DVSA’s eco-friendly initiative. Every digital certificate is a tree saved. We’re doing our part in reducing paper waste.
  • Immediate Access: Customers can access their digital certificates anytime, ensuring they have their vehicle information when needed.
  • Security and Transparency: Digital certificates reduce the risk of forgery and provide up-to-date vehicle information.
  • Convenient Access: Lost certificates are a thing of the past. Access your MOT history online, anytime, anywhere.

The Shift to Digital MOT Certificates

Recent developments in MOT testing regulations have made it optional for garages to provide printed MOT pass certificates. The DVSA has recognised the environmental impact of printing millions of MOT certificates annually and is actively encouraging a move towards digital solutions.

Reliance Bicester’s Pledge to Sustainability

Our decision to stop printing MOT certificates is a conscious step towards environmental sustainability. We encourage our customers to join us in this eco-friendly journey.

Accessing Your Digital MOT Certificate

Customers can view and download their MOT certificates through the government’s MOT history service. This secure and convenient online system keeps your vehicle’s records accessible and up-to-date.

Between April 2022 and March 2023, UK garages collectively carried out about 34.5 million light MOTs. And that uses up a lot of paper.

If every test had an A4 certificate printed out, those pieces of paper would:

  • cover an area the size of 295 Wembley Stadium pitches
  • stretch 4,500 miles if they were placed end-to-end

In fact, it would take 13,800 boxes of A4 paper to print that many certificates. And it takes more than 4,000 trees to create that much new paper.


Our move to digital MOT certificates is part of our broader commitment to sustainability and a more modern service. Reliance Bicester is excited to lead the charge in eco-friendly automotive servicing. So, as we embark on this journey, we invite you to join us. Together, we can drive towards a greener future, proving that responsibility and convenience can coexist harmoniously.

Get in touch to book your next MOT appointment

Every small step to a greener future can make a difference,. So, if you agree with our decision and want to support us on our eco-friendly journey, book your next MOT with Reliance Bicester.

Get in touch with our professional team of technicians by calling 01869 320032 or simply drop us an email to

Additionally, regular routine servicing and brake checks are crucial for increasing your vehicles longevity and maximising its performance. Not only does it work to rectify any current wear and tear in your vehicle, but it also effectively aids in preventing further damage from presenting itself in the future.


Our Services


Vehicle MOT

Our fully-equipped garage enables us to undertake MOTs and inspections on all vehicles in the Class IV, V & VII categories and we have the technical expertise to work on models of any type and age.

Vehicle Servicing

Car servicing is essential for keeping your vehicle well-maintained and in the best possible condition. Although not a legal requirement like MOTs, full annual servicing is highly recommended to increase the life-span of your vehicle and reduce the need for major car repairs.

Wheel Alignment

If you’re concerned about your vehicles wheel alignment, our latest equipment uses advanced technology making even 4 wheel alignment more accurate.

Breaking Systems, Discs & Pads

Brakes that function and operate smoothly are extremely important to ensure a safe driving experience. Brake discs & pads are crucial components of your car’s braking system and keeping them in optimal working condition is vital for the safety of both you and other drivers around you.

Vehicle Diagnostics & Repair

If you have a vehicle fitted with an Engine Control Unit (ECU), our qualified technicians can carry-out advanced car diagnostics and run your car through an ECU code reading machine, which will produce a unique report indicating if any further work needs to be done.

Inspection & Safety Checks

If you’re vehicle is experiencing vibrations or your vehicle is pulling to one side, then it’s time to check your brakes, suspension, steering or tyres.

General Repairs

Whether it’s an electrical fault or a worn clutch, a transmission or suspension problem, our experienced technicians can quickly diagnose and repair your vehicle.

Tyre Checks & Replacement

For safety reasons, it is recommended that you replace your tyres before the legal limit is reached. As an official partner of BlackCircle tyres, let us quote you.

Regular vehicle servicing and maintenance should also be done to avoid future inconvenience and unfortunate incidents on the road like sudden breakdown etc. It is wise to schedule and book a routine service to ensure your vehicle is always running smoothly whilst also protecting your safety on the road.

Pricing & Plans

For a quote, simply drop us a message to start a conversation and explain your vehicle concerns, or give us a call. We’re here to help!

Book Appointment

To book an appointment, you can send us a message with details of the problems with your vehicle. You can reach us via Facebook & Google, or simply pick up the phone and give us a call.

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(01869) 320032