Cheap way to get a full MOT!Do something nobody does any more - READ THE F**KING SHEET
retest must be booked 21 days from date of full test, you can apply as many times as you like within the 21 days, the car does not have to be retested within the 21 days however if it should fail when outside of the 21 days it will be back for a full test. I did have a retest appear once 6 MONTHS after its full test, needless to say it got a full inspection again!
I sorted my Dad's car out yesterday and got a retest for an hour after I was finished, luck of the drawIn a complex arrangement, my mate was buying my sisters car. I was prepping and taking it to MOT before the sale was to take place. The car had been laid up over a year and needed new discs and pads all round but otherwise seemed grand.
It failed on excessive play on rear right upper suspension bush, they guy was dead on and said he'd love to pass it but couldn't based on that.
So it was 7.55pm appointment on a Friday night.
Drove straight home, had the upper arm out and one reserved for collection for GSF. Felt cocky, so booked the retest for the next day at 10.20am :-D
Was sitting outside GSF on Boucher from about 8.45 am and was the first customer in, out in about 5 mins. Home at 9.15ish
Suspension rebuilt and up the road and passed at 10.20am!
NOW, last month my Insignia had its MOT. All was fine except a broken rear spring, literally about an inch off the end of the coil. O
On the phone to Colin Adams on the way home, picked it up. Couldn't believe how easy it was to replace, literally 1 bolt to get the lower track arm off the hub. Probably 15 minutes including jacking up the car!
Anyways, on to the MOT booking looking for cancellations. GUTTED, couldn't get one for 4 days
PS that was the first time one of my own cars ever failed MOT, was rightly pissed but would have never spotted the spring without it being on a 2 post.