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Hey all,

Got my MOT booked in for tomorrow at Fords.. I know for a start I need 2 new tyres but I have 2 Brand new Falkens in my garage, if i leave these in the boot will they wack these on for me before putting it through the test??

Also is there anything I should be on the look out for??
Being Fords am I gonna be shafted???

Plus they offered me an oil and fuel flush for £25 is this worth it


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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 24 Nov 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey all,

Got my MOT booked in for tomorrow at Fords.. I know for a start I need 2 new tyres but I have 2 Brand new Falkens in my garage, if i leave these in the boot will they wack these on for me before putting it through the test??

Of course they won`t

Also is there anything I should be on the look out for??
Being Fords am I gonna be shafted???

Probably not

Plus they offered me an oil and fuel flush for £25 is this worth it


It`s only £25!

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 24 Nov 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey all,

Got my MOT booked in for tomorrow at Fords.. I know for a start I need 2 new tyres but I have 2 Brand new Falkens in my garage, if i leave these in the boot will they wack these on for me before putting it through the test??

If you ask them to, I'm sure they will. They'll obviously charge you for it though, just like anywhere else.

QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 24 Nov 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Also is there anything I should be on the look out for??
Being Fords am I gonna be shafted???

Doubt it.

The MOT is a fixed price (more or less). If they come up with any failures or advisories, you are not obliged to have the work carried out by them. As long as you bring it back within a certain time period (I can't remember what it is), you are entitled to a free/discounted retest I believe.

QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 24 Nov 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Plus they offered me an oil and fuel flush for £25 is this worth it


If they're going to change the oil and oil filter then yes. (Make sure you check the oil before and after to make sure they have!!). If they're NOT changing the oil and filter, then I wouldn't bother frankly. I seem to remember that the fuel filter isn't a serviceable item? But I might just have made that up........
 

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QUOTE(choccymonster @ 24 Nov 2009, 12:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


I still haven't changed it.....


Ooops!!

Hush my mouth!!

Hey Guys, just had my MOT and failed due to my plates having an extra space between the last 3 letters. Had to buy normal plates and cost an extra £22 and made about 1/2 inch difference. Pants!
 

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QUOTE(gxg_romford @ 24 Nov 2009, 12:52 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hey Guys, just had my MOT and failed due to my plates having an extra space between the last 3 letters. Had to buy normal plates and cost an extra £22 and made about 1/2 inch difference. Pants!


I failed mine too on something much less obvious.

However, the rules are the rules.

Plates must be road-legal.

Regulations are here --> http://www.regtransfers.co.uk/main/car_num...regulations.asp
 

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If your car fails its MOT test you do not have to have it repaired at the test station, however if you do have it repaired there then the retest fee will be waived.
If you have it repaired and return it to the test station for a retest BEFORE the end of the next working day then you are entitled to a free retest on certain criteria only.
Otherwise you have 10 working days to have the car repaired and returned to the test station (The car must be tested before the end of the 10th working day) (Working days are Monday to friday, no bank holidays, no weekends).
You can be charged a maximum of half the mot test fee for your retest, (although the fee can vary from free to half price, but no more).
You are entitled to one retest only, if the car fails that then you have to pay the full fee charged by the test station for an mot.

Number plate mot regs became more stringent in the past few months so 99% of you fine people with dodgy plates are gonna get nailed am afraid...
 

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 24 Nov 2009, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Plus they offered me an oil and fuel flush for £25 is this worth it


Cheers

You are probably being shafted right here
wtf is fuel flush? Even though i'd love to have my oil changed for £25 i don't think it is an economically viable proposition with filter being at least £10 and 6.5L of oil + labour for £15? I'd be concerned what they put in my car for this much cash. May be they meant they'd drain your car of fluids for £25, run it for a while and then get you to buy a new engine?
 

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 25 Nov 2009, 03:04 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Lol fair enough
I told them not to bother with the fuel flush.

Sailed its MOT straight through and they washed it for me


Good old Ford eh


Good stuff - glad it passed the MOT with no drama.


Which brillo pad did they use to wash the car? The dry one, or the one with the pink scouring cream in it?
 
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