- Freeze on MOT prices until 2015
kinda like the help for 1st time buyers to buy houses up to a price of 600k 😉
To be fair on Gideion he probably pays a fair bit at the bentley dealership to get his car MOTd so this seems like a good deal
and fwiw I live in london and I dont know any garage near me that charges that much!Posted 4 years agobailsSubscriber
Funny how localism, the free market and self reliance reigns supreme except for the poor beleagured motorist (and I am one, by the way).
“You want decent cycle lanes because people keep dying? Localism, not our problem.”
“Tuition fees? Well if you don’t pay more for them how can you know that they’re any good at teaching?”
“Overworked A&E departments? Patients will choose where to be treated and the market will sort everything out”
“SWEET ZOMBIE JESUS! Petrol at a service station is slightly more expensive than petrol in places with lots of competition, phone the prime minister, organise a COBRA meeting! And tell councils not to enforce parking rules. And set the maximum MOT price to a level higher than what anyone currently pays for them, NOW GODDAMMIT, NOOOOOOW!Posted 4 years ago
Phew, With any luck, we might just survive the night”Harry_the_SpiderSubscriber
So, if MOT prices are frozen until 2015 how much exactly will this save the average motorist?
We as a family have 2 cars that will need MOTing during the time period. As the maximum price for MOTs will be frozen at about £50 (IIRC) and it doesn’t cost me anything like that much anyway I calculate my saving to be approximately £0.00p x 2.
How much will it save you? How much have they spent coming up with this?
It sounds good, but doesn’t actually mean anything as far as I can tell.
Whatever next eh? Spending millions telling us that we can change out bank accounts if we want to?Posted 4 years agotrail_ratMember
Im with mrmo- go to the council toget a fair test on the old jalopy. No interest in hooky tests i want to be safe but equally i dont want my old car used as cash cows.
Unfortunantly for them i do my own repairs.
Did hose me off wen i fixed the fail sheet on my mates bargain mot test from halfords – and he missed the retest . The car which had gone 6 miles from garage to my house and back and failed on a completely different set of made up points – his brake pads apparently needed changing…. He challenged this after presenting the new tester withthe old test paper and the retest was suddenly free an he passed.
Find a good garage you trust and keep em sweet is my opinion – regardless of the price of an mot – its small compared to the wouldbecost of repairs!Posted 4 years agothisisnotaspoonMember
I do, well did, took it to the council on the basis they have no interest in failing me because of dodgy tyres/brakes etc.
Nothing in life is free, there is always a cost, just a matter of where.
Paid £25-£30 at halfords and kwikfit, the former cost be £15 for a new numberplate bulb holder and petrol cap (dubious, how do you define that a 2W bulb is ‘dim’, but hardly moneymakers), the latter were arsey about rear seat’s being fitted (I treat the car as a van), but neither found or mentioned any unnececary work like brake pads etc.
If you’r car’s safe then there’s not much they can do to fail it. If it’s borderline then it’s the testers discretion whether it fails or not, and they have to make a judgement whether the wafer thin bit of pad remaining will last you to the next MOT, or whether it’s sensible to replace them.Posted 4 years ago
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