Does washing it make it more likely to pass MOT?

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  1. browne4573

    browne4573 Read Only Funster

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    I bought my 1986 Mitsubishi L300 Pioneer motorhome from ebay, sight unseen about a year ago. MOT expires 4th August and I wasn't hopeful.

    So before I took it in this morning I gave it a bloomin good clean (first time in a year!) and emptied all the detritus out of the cab, polished the dash and pumped up the tyres.

    I felt like my child had gone into hospital waiting to hear the outcome and they have just rung to say my vehicle is ready to collect, bill is £55.

    No failures, no work needed, not sure if any advisories yet as I haven't picked it up.

    I am so excited, feels like getting a new one! So pleased that I have booked it in for a cam belt, I was putting it off in case the van was scrap.
     

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    although the cleanliness of a vehicle put in for an mot should not make a difference other than with lights and number plates etc, I have always made sure my vehicle is clean before taking it in. Psychologically a clean vehicle says somebody takes good care of it so the tester feels more comfortable passing it and is less inclined to search for a fail
     
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    That was exactly my thought, if he feels like I have maintained it well then he'll be looking for a pass rather than looking for a fail to keep it off the road.
     
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