Services we offer at Househill

Househill Garage in Darnley are your local MOT and service specialists. Based just off Nitshill Road, we’re 15 minutes from the city centre of Glasgow and easily accessible by car, public transport or on foot. We’re a class 4 MOT test centre and offer interim, full and major services, all of which can be booked online.


We offer 3 levels of car service – interim, full and major. Interim services often benefit drivers with a high mileage who would like to cover the basics until their next full service. Our interim service involves general checks on your engine, brakes, steering, suspension, gearbox, exhaust, wheels and tyres. We’ll also change your oil, and top up your coolant and brake fluid.

A full service is more in-depth and recommended annually or every 12,000 miles by your vehicle manufacturer, whichever comes first. We’ll carry out a more thorough service which includes checking your battery, suspension, number plates and windscreen for cracks.

Major services offer a fully comprehensive inspection of your vehicle and should be carried out every 2 years or 24,000 miles. On top of all the checks in the interim and full service we’ll also inspect your starter motor, spark plugs, air conditioning, alternator and headlamp alignment.

With all service packages, we’ll test drive your car, stamp your service book and give you a rundown of the work that’s been carried out. Many people in Darnley book their MOT test and service with us at the same time, and we now offer an MOT for 1p if you book a major service.

MOT tests

As a class 4 MOT test centre we’re able to carry out MOTs on cars, caravans, light commercial vehicles, quads, three wheeled vehicles, taxis and ambulances. All vehicles over 3 years old are required to undergo an MOT annually by law. The test ensures that your vehicle is roadworthy and safe to drive.

A qualified inspector will check your vehicle to make sure it meets standards which are set out by the DVSA. During the test we’ll check the vehicle identification number, registration plates, lights, indicators, steering, suspension, wiper blades, seat belts, windscreen, mirrors, horn, exhausts, emissions, brakes and tyres. We’ll also check the exterior bodywork of your car for any damage.

Once the test is completed you’ll be given a pass certificate which is valid for 1 year. If for any reason your vehicle fails its MOT we would always recommend getting any fault fixed before driving.

Free Service Checks

At Househill Garage we like to keep our customers happy which is why we do free basic service checks as well as MOT tests and car servicing. Book your car in online and we’ll check your cars tyres, exhaust, suspension, oil level, lights, screen wash and windscreen wipers for free. This popular package gives drivers peace of mind in between your regular visits.