Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Spain + Germany
My Motorhome: Four Winds RV
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Yes Kev. It's all we have and perhaps as Terry says they are generally prompt these days but there were times when there were three month waiting lists, and that would not have been accepted as a reason for driving without MoT. Hard to keep a business running with that kind of waiting time.
Depending on the day they'd also fail you for ridiculous things. We didn't have advisories. I had a van failed for a tear in the drivers seat covering. It was maybe two or three inches long. They just as soon have failed you and left you needing a full retest for something like that. Another time they failed my car, an old Alfa Spider because they front number plate was not vertical. The front number plate was never vertical on those cars, like the E Type it was across the slope of the front panel, still perfectly visible for all that. It had passed for years with the stick on number plate it had been delivered with when new. I got the local Alfa dealer to challenge it and they weren't having it. Hanging a vertical number plate on it was an act of vandalism but I did it just for the day and in subsequent years it was never mentioned again.
They couldn't test my Lotus Elise because it was too low to go on to their brake testers. In the end I just took it to Scotland every year and had it done there.
Not a helpful bunch in my opinion. Officious. Perhaps not so much now, I don't know.
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