I volunteer in the vehicle section of the Shuttleworth Collectio and used to look after the ‘routine’ servicing of the cars-the “massive list” rang a bell with me-when I serviced our 1920 Bean it has from memory 42 grease nipples on the chassis and steering…….and that’s before you get to the brakes, wheel bearing, and engine!Main dealers tend to have a massive check list for servicing but actually little of substance done.
My ex MoT tester says vehicles must be tested as presented and not after a service, including rectifying any problems. This is to give a true representation to VOSA of the condition of the vehicles which are on the road.
For needing wiper blades he would have given an advisory.
I volunteer in the vehicle section of the Shuttleworth Collectio and used to look after the ‘routine’ servicing of the cars-the “massive list” rang a bell with me-when I serviced our 1920 Bean it has from memory 42 grease nipples on the chassis and steering…….and that’s before you get to the brakes, wheel bearing, and engine!
I am currently ‘restoring’ our 1900 Locomobile Steam Car-spent the last few months making new engine component-the pistons are 3 part and made from spun cast iron-lots of fun!
I used to use a small garage in Leicester before we moved. They were a family business and always very reasonable prices but they started to struggle financially and I noticed that at mot time they almost always said it needed new wipers so I started putting new ones on before I took it.
Like every chain, there can be good and bad.Think yourself lucky you didn’t get the MoT at a Halfords center
Like every chain, there can be good and bad.
I was given a free Halfords MOT code with a purchase.
Took the car in (a ten-year old MX-5). Passed with no advisories.
I do my own servicing, so would have been surprised by a fail.
Edited to add: this was last month.
A name thats stuck in my head is Noor Hussain from Accrington, it was 11 years ago now , he can't be that bright , no fails at allThere is a very good reason for this. A fail followed by an easy reinspection and pass shows on the system that the test centre is doing its job.. but pass, pass, pass, pass will result in a DVLA snap inspection
I would not let halfords fix a puncture on my bikeCouple of months ago the DiL took her car to Halfords for an MoT.
Wish I’d known as I would have told her don’t.
Any way quite a few items in the list on the failure side.
One being the front indicators weren’t the same colour.
They were both amber and five of us couldn’t see a colour difference.
The other items were to say the least questionable.
I said to the manager the items were put on there to get the work out of it.
I was not a happy bunny as I service and look after her car, we don’t skimp on anything that needs fixing.