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#676949 - 18th Mar 2012 10:56am WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations
StuyMac Offline

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Anyone tempted by a £27 MOT offer - don't be.

Ive heard of places being involved in many silly failures over the last few weeks, a lot of which have resulted in protests being made with the Ministry.

Failures include de lamination of tyres that are a few months old, ball joint rubbers being perished even after wishbones had been changed months previously, headlight aim, wiper blades etc etc etc....

They are then happy to do the work for you, and charge you another £27 for the retest. Dont be tempted by this false economy, £27 for the test and they COULD find something to fail you on!

Please Pm Me if you wish to know which garage i am referring to.


Edited by Mark (18th Mar 2012 11:28am)
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#676963 - 18th Mar 2012 11:20am Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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I used to work at xxxx MANY moons ago and we were encouraged to do the same thing. Its all bonus related and quotas. Each month they HAVE to sell so many tyres, shocks, batteries etc. The depot hits target and they get bonus! I cringe at some of the things we were persuaded to do! Spray penetrating oil up inside the protective boot of the shockys was one and tell customer they were leaking and needed changing!!


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#676969 - 18th Mar 2012 11:46am Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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#677003 - 18th Mar 2012 2:56pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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after i got stung at xxxx a few years back for just under £400 ive made it known to the garage i use now that they dont get any mot failure work,, fare enough things break and need fixing but failing a car just to drum up income for your own garage is just wrong and low


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#677007 - 18th Mar 2012 3:29pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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I've found that small independent tyre/brake outfits give much better and HONEST service. Invariably MUCH cheaper too! I avoid xxxx Sh*t, Associated Tyre Swindlers and the likes like the plague!


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#677047 - 18th Mar 2012 7:37pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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Minesdue this month, any tips locally then?

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#677059 - 18th Mar 2012 7:51pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: puntoar]
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#677063 - 18th Mar 2012 8:00pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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I avoid xxxxx anyway due to the enormous amount of bad things I have heard about them over the years. Their reputation is mud.
I normally have other jobs or a service done on the car whilst its in the garage for its mot so I suppose there is less incentive to deliberately fail it as they are getting more money out of the car being there anyway.


Edited by Mark (23rd Mar 2012 5:05pm)
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#677075 - 18th Mar 2012 8:27pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
Cranky Offline
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Registered: 5th Jul 2011
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Loc: wallasey
Mike Hurst. Haven't had an MOT fail yet and as a woman knowing nothing about cars, that's good enough for me.

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#677258 - 19th Mar 2012 10:53am Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: Cranky]
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Never take your car to a main dealer Ive been rip off over a engine flush and a fail bulb.

Their a guy who got a garage by the art galary at the top end off slatey road /Balls road Had no problems with him..

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#677300 - 19th Mar 2012 1:19pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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Same to Stoneacre in wallasey, good service but not sure if they failed my front breaks for a laugh and they stretched the hand brake cable but wouldnt admit it.
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#677369 - 19th Mar 2012 6:46pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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Would definately recommend mike hurst! Took my last car to xxxxx once for the free brake test they were offering and they said my caliper was seized and needed a new one, and lots of other stuff needed doing at a ridiculous price. Took the car to a friend who then said there was nothing wrong with the caliper at all. Haven't been near xxxxxxxxx since, and then of course they were on watchdog a while ago for ripping people off.


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#678574 - 23rd Mar 2012 5:25pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: StuyMac]
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Please Do not Mention a Company by name, in context of a Grievance please. . .
We have received a notice by e-mail regarding this.

I represent xxxxxx and we noticed a comment from one of your members that we feel is libellous

The source is official, so if company names are being used in the context of grievance i will have no choice but to remove the topic from the public forum.

Grievances with a Garage should first be taken up with them.

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#678589 - 23rd Mar 2012 6:55pm Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: hoseman]
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coments removed, ive assured the complaintant im monotoring this topic. Its not worth anyones time to get caught up in any legal issues. If anyone does wish to know the xxxx in the posts, please contact the poster. Those coments in there context could be deemed as liable. Thank you for your understanding.


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#678698 - 24th Mar 2012 8:59am Re: WARNING - Cheap MOT Stations [Re: hoseman]
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Sorry to tip the apple cart mate. How can it be liable if its common knowledge? I changed the letters round as we all do with the swear words. My bad methinks.

Can i say ...A certain Tyre Fit Fitters who Cant Dance then? wink


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