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Vespa
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Due for MOT?

Post by Vespa » Wed Dec 04, 2019 2:28 pm

Have a look at this as it may be of interest to some of you............... https://www.rac.co.uk/approvedgarages/products-services/mot-assist
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Re: Due for MOT?

Post by MalcolmT » Wed Dec 04, 2019 4:59 pm

Here in Northern Ireland the tests are only done at government test centres, who have no interest in failing cars.
It's years since I've had to get a test in GB - where it was a total farce.
Years back, I was with a friend in an old Cortina that we were told was unsafe at one test centre (it wasn't) and passed by another garage 100 yards down the road!


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Re: Due for MOT?

Post by BevC » Thu Dec 05, 2019 6:50 am

We went past an MOT testing station yesterday which boasted how high it’s pass rate is, which I found quite unusual.
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Re: Due for MOT?

Post by MalcolmT » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:09 am

Yes.
It does mean that here in N.I. the tests are consistent.
Seem to be very fair guys doing them.
Who seem to be car enthusiasts themselves.


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Re: Due for MOT?

Post by Vespa » Thu Dec 05, 2019 11:24 am

I have never had a car fail an MOT for over 45 years as I look after them and I use main dealers to do the MOT's because they know the car and what is the weak points. I would rather get a genuine fail than be driving a deathtrap. The NI method is a good idea but we now have the fail which stops the car being driven away from the test station if it is deemed dangerous.
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Re: Due for MOT?

Post by Mikeyjd » Thu Dec 05, 2019 12:29 pm

Every Council should provide an MOT test station. They only do tests and not repairs, so they have no incentive to fail a car to get repair work. They should provide an honest assessment of the car's condition. Try googling your local council.
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Re: Due for MOT?

Post by Vespa » Thu Dec 05, 2019 1:46 pm

I am happy that my cars don't fail MOT's because I look after them. Tyres and brakes are changed well before they are to minimum levels and any untoward noises or feel to the car and it is investigated and fixed if necessary. .
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