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Who needs daughters???. My 23 year ol has just rung tonight.... oh Dad BTW the MOT on my Corsa expires on Saturday....... just brilliant. :blink:

What are the rules if she takes it to the local MOT testing station and it fails (It will it's a P-reg with 120Kon the clock...) but brings it away for me to do the work. :unsure:

The free re-test seems to have died a death, so what will the costs be if she brings it away and how quickly will I have to be to fix the damn thing........ :huh:

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they can allow you to take it away for small items then return it once fixed for no charge .

but not emissions and brakes apparently as they have to log into the computer again to do these tests.

why not book a test for early next week and give it a look over the weekend?

that way it gives you a fighting chance for it to pass and not fail on something silly or obvious to you.

luckily a local garage will do an MOT check before they MOT test it to save on failures.

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Who needs daughters???. My 23 year ol has just rung tonight.... oh Dad BTW the MOT on my Corsa expires on Saturday....... just brilliant. :blink:

What are the rules if she takes it to the local MOT testing station and it fails (It will it's a P-reg with 120Kon the clock...) but brings it away for me to do the work. :unsure:

The free re-test seems to have died a death, so what will the costs be if she brings it away and how quickly will I have to be to fix the damn thing........ :huh:

According to my last refusal of an mot test cert: if the vehicle is left at the testing station for repair and is retested before the end of 10 days then only a partial retest is needed for which no fee is charged

if the vehicle is removed for repair and returned within 10 working days a partial retest is needed and a fee may be charged.

check out www.vosa.gov.uk

hope this helps

Pete

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MOT stations vary, the VOSA information is a guideline only. Some garages will charge you for a partial or full retest, and others will not. they are not legally required to. If it fails the MOT, then you can drive it home or to a place of repair - providing it is safe to do so, and within the law, and it doesn't matter who does the repair work. The time allowed for a re-test varies as well, I get 2-weeks, but some garages only give you 24-hrs. I would also recommned you steer clear of 'special offer, cheap MOT's' - your vehicle is a lot more likely to fail an MOT at these places as this is how they make their money.

Les. :)

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Thanks for the fast replies - unfortunately won't have chance this w/e to look it over, hence my annoyance for her leaving it so late.

She will just have to take pot luck - see what it fails on and hope I can get chance to fix it within a reasonable timescale.

Thanks again folks.

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but only if you get caught... :D

my landy was over due by 3 months by the time I realised.. luckily she sailed through... and I didn't get caught..

my house mate (policeman for Met) said I was a lucky person for not getting caught - anything like a main road or motroway has camers to pick you up now (assuming you have been tested via the new MOT system that is), but as I only do country lanes I was lucky.

In that case, if you drive it to the test station once the MOT has expired, you are committing an offence, unless you book it in advance.

Les. :)

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In that case, if you drive it to the test station once the MOT has expired, you are committing an offence, unless you book it in advance.

Les. :)

You are of course correct - I didn't make it clear it will be to a pre-booked appointment.

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