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Post by peter freeman » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:30 pm

They make their money up by failures getting repairs - and they know I do mine myself which is probably why I have not had a failure for years.



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Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Dec 18, 2017 11:30 pm

Same for me Roger will continue to MOT until such time as a garage starts a local accredited MOT type inspection service becomes available, think that's the idea behind Fuzz Townshend's classic friendly scheme


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Post by Corky » Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:46 pm

Wow, I pay £50 for my MOTs. But I like to support our local garage, and the guys are all classic car friendly. I can get a half price MOT at a well known motorsport and tyre shop in the town, but they always manage to find a broken bulb or two that costs around £25 with the VAT..... spooky eh...

I still think it's a bad idea to exempt cars from MOTs. No amount of "other laws" will convince me otherwise. I've seen this in the H&S industry, where inspections from the "authority" have dwindled and instead it is up to the duty holder to navigate their way through a maze of legislation and guidance (fire safety in multi occupancy local authority housing is a good example).

It won't end well :(


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Post by derekoss » Tue Dec 19, 2017 1:46 pm

An MOT is valid, in reality, for about five minutes. A pothole or bump can change the vehicle's safety status but it still has an MOT !

There will always be owners that take care and look after their stuff and numpties that don't care.

There are owners with a huge amount of expertise about the car and keep it safe. Others that are happy to farm that out. Room for both. In all walks of life.

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Post by Corky » Tue Dec 19, 2017 3:15 pm

As is an inspection by an authority, but they do encourage peeps to get their house in order.


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Post by derekoss » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:07 pm

Never found many in authority with much more than a jobsworth attitude !! The older experience and skill are retiring leaving book and regulation readers !
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Post by Corky » Tue Dec 19, 2017 4:34 pm

That’s the way it is I’m afraid Derek. Regulation is a mine field.


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