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  1. Hi I was involved in a motorcycle accident this afternoon which has left me with my beloved Vespa written off! Unbelievably have ended up with only minor injuries and was incredibly lucky to come out of it unscathed. It was the drivers fault and im confident they will hold there hands up howeverrrr my MOT had expired in july! And you've probably heard it all before but i was en route to the MOT centre when the crash occurred!! Will this effect putting in a claim? My insurance is Third party fire and theft. I'm taxed and insured but my mum and dad are panic
  2. Hi every one This morning i took my BMW 318 i for MOT and it was failed, both side shock absorbers are leaking oil and they must be changed. Front and rear plus some other issues. Luckily i had the last years MOT Cert, and the notes that failed it last year by Halfords garage in Harrow. The same parts with the same problem! I remembered last year before i go to Germany with my family I took the car to Halfords for MOT and they failed it and the guy told me it will cost me £700 in total and he will do it late afternoon, I had no choice to go ahead with it and same evening paid the £700 ca
  3. I bought a car on Tuesday 28thAugust 2012 from a second-hand dealer. I had a few concerns regarding thevehicle at the time of purchase regarding the brakes, tyres & excessive noise when turning the steering wheel at full but was assured everything was in order, full MOT given and my concerns were merely due to the vehicle having been sat idle for 4 weeks. I immediately took the car to my local MOT testingstation and the repairs required are excessive to the amount of over £1000. In particular my local reputable MOT provider has noted an 'egg' tyre which they believe has been tampered with
  4. Conmen are exploiting a flaw in new style MoT certificates to rip-off motorists. Watchdogs are warning that the new test certificates can be easily faked by crooks selling secondhand cars to give the impression that a car is road-worthy. The warning comes after a 38-year-old man was arrested by Cleveland Police on suspicion of forging MoT test certificates. He has been released on bail. The Trading Standards Institute has voiced concern over the new system, in which the paper certificates are simply receipts for work carried out and not p
  5. I've just sold my car on auto trader to a local guy. He came to view twice and seemed pretty happy with it. He knocked me down on price from £700 to £500 for a 2001 peugeot 307, because it needed 2x tyres and had a blowing exhaust? He was quite knowledgable on cars and seemed to know what he was talking about. The problem came a few days later when he said he had done an online check for mots and "found out" it had had some welding done for its last mot. I did put this on the advert but didn't mention my ex had sorted it for me on the cheap. I originally took it in for an mot and it fail
  6. Hello, really would appreciate some info on this! I was driving in Spain (with insurance, but without MOT) when another driver hit me on the motorway. He did not admit liability and when I took it to a garage the mechanic said the first thing I have to do is get my company to send someone to inspect it. So two questions - will my company know I don't have an MOT, and will it stop them helping me? I'm not looking for money from them as it was not my fault. And second, will his insurance company pay up? Will they look for an inspection? I'd be really grateful for any advice T
  7. Hoping someone can offer some advice on what I should do about a problem I have after buying a used car on ebay. I had been looking for some time at MG Midget classic cars and finally found what seemed like an absolute gem on ebay. The ad stated car was in exceptional condition, and the pictures of it seemed to verify this. I emailed the seller and asked if the vehicle had any problems that he knew about, mechanically, rust, bubbling. He replied the car was perfect, a top end example of the MG midget. As the car was 190 miles away and had a new MOT on it which was 7 weeks I made him an offer
  8. I have just come back from Kwik-Fit who have failed my car's MOT. Their reasoning was that the passenger side tyre tread was below 1.6mm. I explained that the car had been serviced by a main dealer only 2 weeks ago and they made no mention of this. (They have in the past and always record tread depth on the service documents. They said "We can sell you a new tyre". This really got my blood going as it appeared to be legalised daylight robbery. On returning home I have tried to find an area on the tyre with less than 2mm but to no avail. My first set of tyres on the car lasted for 40.000 miles;
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