Get it checked out somewhere else, to be on the safe side, and you could probably claim compensation.
a) Why would the handbrake not be fine? It's a simple adjustment.
b) You don't need to get it checked out anywhere else
c) It's a wheel trim! They obviously tried to see if everything was okay with the drums on the rear (i'm guessing it's a rear wheel trim)
d) and £130 is good for service and MOT (around £90 for service most likely)
and yes it was a rear wheel trim.
As for the handbrake... its an adjustment which i'd have hoped they'd make as i did point it out them
There is no smoke without fire, if these garages don't do proper MOTs the cops will soon notice pattern and the VOSA will start getting a lot of complaints.
They've only been open a few months so might not have been picked up yet.
However, the car is only 3 years old so i'm not too worried about it having anything serious wrong.
Might find somewhere else to go next year tho!
To be honest I doubt you will ever find a garage you're satisfied with.
I'm happy with my guy as well - fairly nice bloke and will happily answer any questions you have and stuff!
I'm also fairly satisfied with mine who failed to notice the tyre breadth difference from the two front tyres. This now means I passed and am on the road falsely yay!
I have to say, the tracking is completely wayward.
Apart from that, as JC says, there is no ambiguity in a MOT test centre.
I'm fairly happy with my MOT garage, mainly because I know all the guys who work there. However, I still do all my servicing and repairs etc - that way I know it is done properly.
A car MOT costs the centre £42 last time I got one (trade price), so £30 is actually losing them money before you even factor in their time.
My last mot cost me fifty quid... that was principally because I had to go to a place that specialise in MOT'ing artic lorrys. They were the only ones that could get my GT on the ramp!