(Original post by Cleverboy1991)
because they were not bad enough to fail, duh
Define ''professionally serviced '' 🤔
You know what an advisory is, right? They shouldn't be ignored (which you have done) and you should action the items as soon as possible. You were told your brakes were very worn (enough for them to give you an advisory) yet you failed to pay a mechanic to perform the remedial action. MOTs are literally the most basic test - akin to asking a 16 year old to recite their times tables...
By ignoring it, you've given yourself a needless headache. You had 3 months to sort this out...
Professional servicing doesn't include just a simple oil and filter change (as you mentioned in previous posts). It means a trained mechanic inspecting and checking components for wear, replacing the consumables where necessary (spark plugs, air filter, fuel filter seeing it's a diesel, fluid top-ups).
Skipping services is a false economy. Professional servicing means small problems can be identified and resolved quickly before they develop into bigger issues. If you don't professionally service your car, you just risk having a higher repair bill in the future.
I suggest you get an MOT and a service at the same time at a trusted garage
(so you don't get ripped off) as some offer the two together and give you a small discount. Ask around, see who your friends use.
You do 20k miles a year, that's quite a bit and it really is imperative you have your car serviced regularly.
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