WikiWirral is where great friendships are made.
Forum Stats
12223 Members
65 Forums
72739 Topics
980379 Posts
28 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
84 registered (11kendo, 17 invisible), 1825 Guests and 192 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
TS Indefatigable 450
Patio work 333
vet fees 293
Hezballah 258
Sea Shepherd 243
Internet Explorer Not Working 177
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead 136
TV wall mount wanted. 93
Re sizing 79
Am I missing something ? 68
New General Forums
Wirral track renewal
by snowhite
02:42 PM
Ice in the 1800's
by granny
09:47 PM
Am I missing something ?
by dizdazdoz
16th Feb 2017 12:46pm
Valentines Day---Help From The Ladies
by fish5133
10th Feb 2017 7:35pm
New Wirral History
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
TS Indefatigable
by granny
18th Feb 2017 3:32pm
RIP : Chris Kay
by granny
31st Aug 2016 9:25am
Children's home on the Overchurch
by xleahx
26th Apr 2011 7:01pm
Stanlow Abbey
by ghostly1
4th Dec 2008 10:09pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
fireworks on the Mersey last night
Hadlow train station
Topic Replies
Internet Explorer Not Working
by diggingdeeper
16 minutes 57 seconds ago
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Tony Blair
by snowhite
Today at 02:20 PM
Changes to bin collections
by granny
Today at 11:42 AM
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 09:32 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by kenmo52
Yesterday at 07:44 PM
TS Indefatigable
by granny
Yesterday at 06:11 PM
Patio work
by steamfan
Yesterday at 09:51 AM
Missing
by granny
20th Feb 2017 11:10pm
February
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28
Recent Posts : What's On ?
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by venice
19th Feb 2017 12:19pm
Wirral TUC Meeting re Update on Wallasey CLP Suspe
by RUDEBOX
13th Feb 2017 8:50pm
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#274908 - 9th Dec 2008 10:16pm MOT centres - why do they do this?
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I have used a certain MOT centre for a few years now, because you can just drive straight in without an appointment.
I put another car through a few months ago and have only recently gone over it to replace stuff (there was a lot!).
Having spent a lot on the new bits, I found half of the things listed weren't actually faulty.
The main ones were balljoints. It failed on two, claiming there was play in both. However much I tried, I couldn't get the balljoints to 'play'. They just didn't move!!
Next was 'corrosion to seat belt anchorage'. The seat belts are mounted to a point on the seat. The corrosion was underneath the sill (on the skin) and about 2 feet from the rust.
Another warning was the suspension top mount was corroded. The mount is attached to a subframe and not to the car. He was checked underneath the front bonnet???

Not sure what to do now. I've replaced the stuff, but has anyone heard of this type of thing before?
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
AutoWirral : Advertising
Click me for more Information......

* * * WikiWirral - Advertising Forum * * *
Now Advertise with WikiWirral.
WikiWirral stats 35,000 Page Views a Day +500 Search Engines.. Click Me
#274913 - 9th Dec 2008 10:27pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: DavidB]
MGCraig Offline
AlfaHolic
Forum Veteran

Registered: 16th Apr 2006
Posts: 5488
Loc: Spital
Arent MOTs done mainly by Computer now, to give a better quality check. Also prevents MOT Cowboys charging whatever they want...whenever they want...finding things wrong thata rent??
_________________________


------------------------------------------------------------

Top
#274916 - 9th Dec 2008 10:31pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: MGCraig]
Wheels Offline
Wiki Veteran

Registered: 4th Jan 2005
Posts: 8795
Loc: Tranmere
I put the lexus through on sat and failed on the sidelights being dull>? they looked fine to me but never the less i changed them frown

Top
#274922 - 9th Dec 2008 10:35pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: Wheels]
Sanchez Offline

Wiki Veteran

Registered: 17th Dec 2003
Posts: 8019
Loc: my house
really hard some times, a car i have just bought from the auction needs an mot, im dreadding sending it in frown
_________________________
Uncertainty or not knowing causes depression, Im happy because I know I'm going to die one day!

Top
#274933 - 9th Dec 2008 10:54pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: Sanchez]
Tony_1985 Offline

Forum Master

Registered: 19th Aug 2006
Posts: 2421
Loc: Ellesmere Port
yeah good luck putting that rover in mate

Top
#274996 - 10th Dec 2008 2:14pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: Sanchez]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Originally Posted By: Sanchez
really hard some times, a car i have just bought from the auction needs an mot, im dreadding sending it in frown


Yeah, good luck putting that G-Wiz through mate. wink laugh
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#274997 - 10th Dec 2008 2:15pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: DavidB]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
I was saying he made a list of faults that needed repairing and assumed I'd drop it off at a garage and get it repaired (and get billed for it). The only thing that was wrong was the handbrake cable needed tightening up.
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#274998 - 10th Dec 2008 2:19pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: DavidB]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
Which garage was this matey?
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#275004 - 10th Dec 2008 2:27pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: StuyMac]
AX_125 Offline

Forum Guardian

Registered: 10th Nov 2003
Posts: 3793
Loc: Home
You should put it in for its free retest without doing the work and see if someeone else fails it.
_________________________

I am a signature virus, copy me into your signature to help me spread.

Top
#275005 - 10th Dec 2008 2:31pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: AX_125]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
You only get a free retest if the problem is an easy fix - the list is on this link.

Unfortunatly what this car was failed on would involve a re-test fee frown
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#275108 - 11th Dec 2008 12:04pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: StuyMac]
DavidB Offline
Wiki Guide

Registered: 7th Dec 2003
Posts: 5595
Loc: Bebington, Wirral
Originally Posted By: StuyMac
Which garage was this matey?


I hate to put it here, but it was Walsh's on Cleveland street. They've been fine in the past.
Just this one, I've been over the car and most of the faults simply aren't there. Retest is out of the window though, as everything has been changed! smile
_________________________
"C20 LET bang"

Top
#275127 - 11th Dec 2008 2:46pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: DavidB]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
This is why I only stick to using the one MOT station now. Fortunatly, I know the man who owns it well, and they won't take the pi$$. But, why should you need to know someone, just to be assured of a fair and legal (ie. telling you something is wrong when it clearly isnt, just to make you fail) MOT?

I think MOT stations should either be

a. independent, and do NO work at all on the cars;

or

b. Council/government run centres, whereby they have nothing to gain by adding jobs etc.

There should also be strict guidelines on pricing for jobs that fail, if they are to continue to let MOT centre's do the work; if they can have pricing guidelines on the MOT's themselves, then surely they can cap work pricing. I mean, some places will charge you £20.00 for a single window wiper, and then put one on that they got for £1.00 for two from Poundland. They will do this because they know you will pay it, you would rather pay that than say another £35 for a re-test...

Top
#275133 - 11th Dec 2008 2:59pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: MattLFC]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
You could always complain to VOSA
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
#275136 - 11th Dec 2008 3:04pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: StuyMac]
MattLFC Offline
Wiki Master

Registered: 14th Aug 2004
Posts: 22315
Loc: Moreton/Beirut/Mobile
I have no real complaint, but I hate seeing people being shafted by a service run for the government.

VOSA are useless at the best of times mate, they can't even work out vehicles that are taxed and that are not because they rely on their computer database too much, and any error's are not their fault...

Besides, I don't wanna be giving them any more details to sell.

Lol.

Top
#275140 - 11th Dec 2008 3:11pm Re: MOT centres - why do they do this? [Re: MattLFC]
StuyMac Offline

Wiki Master

Registered: 24th Nov 2003
Posts: 12002
Loc: Wirralshire
There must be some objection procedure, or MOT stations could fail you on something obviously not wrong and get away with it think

My mate has a test station - Ill ask him next time I see him wink
_________________________


What If There Were No Hypothetical Questions?

Top
Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 >

Moderator:  StuyMac 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Seeking old pictures of Egerton Street area, Birkenhead
by yoller
19th Feb 2017 7:53pm
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
For Sale & Free
TV wall mount wanted.
by j_demo
Yesterday at 07:53 PM
Samick Greg Bennett UK50 Ukulele
by j_demo
20th Feb 2017 9:24pm
2x Brit Floyd tickets 3rd March City entrance
by ambersmum
20th Feb 2017 6:35pm
Sherwood 2x30W amp with phono - £35; other hifi
by montyz
20th Feb 2017 4:09pm
Gaming pc
by Cjoshea
18th Feb 2017 9:47pm
Featured Member
Registered: 2nd Jan 2011
Posts: 508
Newest Members
CliveK, vonny, Vkj530, SunsetP, RachelBinns
12223 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
j_demo (28)
New Wirral Info
Lion Salt Works/Weaver Hall Museum
by paxvobiscum
18th Feb 2017 9:19pm
Patio work
by steamfan
18th Feb 2017 3:45pm
Ceiling needs smoothing
by yr20405
15th Feb 2017 1:52am
Info? Bill Dobson, Photographer, Martins Bank
by diggingdeeper
13th Feb 2017 12:10pm
War Museum
by missmahjong
12th Feb 2017 1:24pm
News : New Topics
Hezballah
by venice
17th Feb 2017 11:15am
On-street parking charges dropped
by oldpm01
15th Feb 2017 9:10am
Thousands raised for children of cancer couple.
by fish5133
13th Feb 2017 3:01pm
Lost ladies Swarovski watch
by spider
13th Feb 2017 10:36am
M53 closed in both directions between J2 and J3
by diggingdeeper
9th Feb 2017 10:00pm
New Enthusiast Forums
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night
by kazaroo
Today at 03:07 PM
Internet Explorer Not Working
by fish5133
Today at 12:25 AM
vet fees
by eggandchips
20th Feb 2017 12:01am
Sea Shepherd
by venice
16th Feb 2017 1:06pm
Sounds of the Sixties
by paxvobiscum
11th Feb 2017 8:53pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
Internet Explorer Not Working 177
TV wall mount wanted. 93
irish music entertainer for St Patrick's night 26
Ice in the 1800's 20
Wirral track renewal 7
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Wed 7:13am
Sunset Wed 5:37pm
Local Time Wed 6:00pm
WikiWirral Can . . . .