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M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 12:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

when you have an MOT, and your headlights are out of alignment, do they fail u, fix them for u, or charge u to fix them?

mine are way out with being off a different car and need them doing, but not paying if its part of MOT

cheers

marv
Adam-D
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10th Feb 04 at 12:05   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

they will fail you and charge you to fix it
M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 12:06   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

fuck that then, see if i can get some1 to do it
Tim
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10th Feb 04 at 12:09   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine just adjusted mine on the spot...
Adam-D
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just park it on a flat surface with a wall infront of the car
"do it in a garage" and line it up yourself

even if its close you may pass as long as there not miles out
M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 12:51   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Adam-D
just park it on a flat surface with a wall infront of the car
"do it in a garage" and line it up yourself

even if its close you may pass as long as there not miles out


mine are MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLES out i think lol
stuyw
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10th Feb 04 at 12:52   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine are out of line, but bloke passed it, but he did mention to me that he could of failed it though
M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 12:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

last mot i had they never checked them, just checked bulbs worked ok
Mo
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10th Feb 04 at 13:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

one of my headlights were out at m.o.t. time and the guy just adjusted it for me. there was a plastic bolt thing next to the inside of head light and he justed twisted it till both headlights were align.
Dan B
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10th Feb 04 at 13:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Mine were out at MOT time aswell (Morettes installed the night before MOT, probably not the best of ideas ), but they adjusted them for me free of charge...
Siberia
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10th Feb 04 at 13:40   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

do u get ure MOT done in a garage in the uk or is it a centre u bring the car to ?
charcoalgrill
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10th Feb 04 at 13:44   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

mine failed me, then charged me for them to fix.
drunkenfool
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i passed with mine being out, and no1 said anything to me. I want to get it sorted soon though cos its annoying me!
Dan B
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quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
do u get ure MOT done in a garage in the uk or is it a centre u bring the car to ?


Any MOT-certified garage...
Siberia
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10th Feb 04 at 13:57   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

so thats to say if u know the garage owner he could be leanient?

this is what we are stuck with in Ireland--> http://www.nct.ie/

its the biggest money making racket

if your car fail the likes of light alignment u have to go get them fix at a garage then u have to go for a retest which costs the same as the original test.
M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 14:15   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Siberia
so thats to say if u know the garage owner he could be leanient?

this is what we are stuck with in Ireland--> http://www.nct.ie/

its the biggest money making racket

if your car fail the likes of light alignment u have to go get them fix at a garage then u have to go for a retest which costs the same as the original test.


i belive that to be a con, at least the UK laws aint bad
Siberia
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10th Feb 04 at 14:18   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ive heard of cars getting fails cause the Dublin that written on the reg plate is not straight
M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 14:43   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

pathetic aint it

[Edited on 10-02-2004 by M2RV H]
Richie
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What pisses me off though as it is brought in by the government to help with road safety and the environment, yet we have to pay for the testing. Fucking stupid
Richie
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I would have no problems with the MOT itself if it only looked at major checking points on the car and if it was done free of charge.
Siberia
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christ sake the state of the roads in ireland! some of the pot holes look more like moon craters yad dissapear in them if you went into one and then they have the cheek to fail ure shocks at NCT time and then the real kick in the teeth u pay them for the pleasure!!!
Sims
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a friend put mien through the MOT. i went along and mine was out, he adjusted it and managed to get it bang on the border line for a pass. but he said as soon as i hit a bump it will shoot back up and would be illegal. and suggested i get a new headlamp for the future
M2RTY
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10th Feb 04 at 18:00   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

will ring aboot saturday
Gavin
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10th Feb 04 at 18:01   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i failed on them!

they were pointing down too much.....

too my car back home, the old man pulled the lights up abit.... took it back in for MOT retest and it passed (the mot bloke was like WTF :lol


pew pew pew pewwwww
ainsley_brader
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quote:
Originally posted by AustinPXX
I would have no problems with the MOT itself if it only looked at major checking points on the car and if it was done free of charge.


It does check major items and why should it be free? Do vets look at your pets for free? etc etc.

I think it should go further and should be at least twice a year. Avehicle can do a lot of miles in a year and theres a lot of death traps about.

 
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