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My MOT expired yesterday so need to quickly get it done, just wandering what price i should be expecting to pay?
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About £40ish. Of couse with any work that needs to be done on top of that.
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Yeah, about £40 is right. Remember though, there's no longer any free re-test, so make sure it passes first time around....
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Yeah, about £40 is right. Remember though, there's no longer any free re-test, so make sure it passes first time around....
Seriously?! My dad just said that they would re-test it for free but then he hasnt had to have an MOT for ages so that will explain it.
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Got mine done last month and i got a free re-test as long as the work was done at that garage.

Just check before you book it in.
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It used to be the case that if the car failed on something, if you got the garage that did the MOT to do the repair work, then they would give it a free re-test. However, ever since the new computer system came in, this is not the case - no free re-tests anymore!
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Well im gonna get my dad to look at it later and see if there is anything that needs doing before it goes in and then try and find somewhere to do it for tomorrow.
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It used to be the case that if the car failed on something, if you got the garage that did the MOT to do the repair work, then they would give it a free re-test. However, ever since the new computer system came in, this is not the case - no free re-tests anymore!

Had mine done under the new system and still got the free retest.
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Well, some garages still do a free re-test, but they now seem to be in the minority. The new computer system means the tests take way longer, so most garages can't afford the time to do a free re-test....
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Depends on the garage, a lot of garages still do a "free retest" if they do the work IME, otherwise charge £15-25 for the restest. THere never was such thing as a "free retest" as a MOT thing, it was just individual garages trying to win custom. Now however, they need to log onto the system for just aslong either way hence why it's not as easy as it used to be. I pay £35 and £15 for retest in Nottingham, my second place is £35 or £25 for retest, both are free retests if they do the work. Such a shame if you fail on things like wiper blades so important you check the minor things really well!
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Another thing to consider is to take your vehicle to the local council run MOT station if there is one - they don't offer servicing/repairs so won't make up fake faults just to get you to have them fixed in their garage. By law, since they are a testing station they have to allow members of the public to have their car tested there.
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Yep good advice but AFAIK - they do charge the "basic" price of £45 or whatever it is, before the computer system came in, we did it a few times I think.
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Yeah - and presumably they'd charge you full price for retests since they don't do remedial work to get it through.

Worth it maybe if your car is on its first few MOTs (when there shouldn't really be anything wrong with it anyway if you've been treating it right), if you service yourself and are confident it will pass or if you give it a thorough going over before - checking obvious things like lights, tyres, wipers, glass, etc.
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Yep, that's what I intended to add but had something else to deal with
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I swear my local garage is using a fake car for the computer MOT test, even though the thermostat is shot and its belching out of fuel it still past the emissions with flying colours.
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Well i downloaded a check list of the net and everything seems fine apart from ...

One of the back tyres has loads of crakcs/splits in it - getting that changed in the morning hopefully.

Not sure about this but the front number plate has a crack in it. Check list said it has to be in good condition, numbers easily read and secured well ... does a crack fail the good condition bit?
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Got my new tyre and got a new number plater ..... with no holes.

MOT is at 1300 and it better pass.
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My car just went down for its MOT. The bloke from Land Rover drove it down to the test centre.....where it promptly broke down. So now they have to try and fix it at the test centre (which has no equipment/parts), and it has missed its slot for today!! If it doesn't pass i'm screwed - it's doing a 500 miles round trip next week.
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I hope you have better luck than me! My car failed

Front discs and pads need changing, nearside and offside suspension component mounting is excessively corroded and nearside front constant velocity joint gaiter is insecurley mounted.

£150.87 including labour (2 hours @ 37.5 ex vat :/ ) and VAT for everything but the corrosion bit. Corrosion bit sounds expensive but they couldnt give me a price for that as they havent seen it yet (MOT was done off site).

Hopefully gonna get the brake stuff off someone i know and my dad said he can fit that - that will save the huge amout of labour charges.

Looks like im back to cycling for the next week or two .. it better not rain
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i need to sort out my rear brake pipes!!

normally an easy job but bmw decided to put the pipes above the fuel tank!!!!!!!!!! aaarrrggghhhh...


im gonna reroute the new ones around the tank so i dont have to take off the tank!! good lil think gettin tips from the owners club lol
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