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Tiger
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25th Mar 17 at 12:47   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Always find it unusual how inconsistent MOT's are.

Example - I took my VW Transporter to a garage for its mot last year, no failures but a few advisories.

Only did 800 miles on the van since last year and had it MOT'd by same guy at the same garage and none of last year's advisories came up but had a couple of different ones.

Prior to that each garage I've taken it to has produced a different set of advisories that usually don't appear the following year regardless of having them sorted or not.

To me that just seems like MOT's are pointless for all but detecting serious and potentially dangerous faults.

Anyone else had similar experiences?
Robin
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25th Mar 17 at 13:10   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Cynical view from working in the trade but the amount of advisories given will depend on how busy the garage is. You're better taking it to an mot station who only does mots for this reason.
Tiger
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25th Mar 17 at 14:13   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

It kind of makes the MOT pass/fail/advisory system a bit of a misnomer though doesn't it. It should be black and white, though I know it isn't and never will be.

See you're a fellow Clio 182 Cup driver Robin
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25th Mar 17 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

quote:
Originally posted by Tiger


To me that just seems like MOT's are pointless for all but detecting serious and potentially dangerous faults




This is an MOT , Pass or Fail , advisories are just that - advise!
Advisories are the testers opinion at the time of the test only.



[Edited on 25-03-2017 by CorsaSport1.416v]
Tiger
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25th Mar 17 at 18:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Yeah I agree but if one tester says there's play on a steering arm bush then surely that's a fact and not opinion
Ian
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Play on a bush can be for debate though, I've known bushes you could pry back to contact with not much effort and the car drove fine and knocks and bang you'd have to hunt to find because everything underneath was tight.

I do agree though - very much not an exact science. Few testers I know will look up last year's test first and go to anything that came up to ensure they're not letting anything go that's already documented.


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pow
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27th Mar 17 at 08:52   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

Always amuses me the amount of times you find a mileage typo -. 14,937 - 19,573 - 203,485 - 25,624

 
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