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Hi ALLYZ66 - I have no doubt your car may be perfectly roadworthy but if what you say is true regarding your mate issuing an MOT certificate without the inspection as laid down by law are you not concerned that you may involved in the crime of fraud.
If what you say is true I personally am of the opinion that this type of action should be utterly condemned and not seen to condoned in any fashion as I believe such behaviour undermines what is seen as a vital safety aspect which involves not only other road users but also the public at large. Furthrmore it undermines the integrity if the MOT system. If this information was ever discovered by VOSA it is likely not only may criminal action ensue but the garage concerned would loose it right to MOT cars. This could not only lead to a loss of business for the company concerned but also job losses (including your mate) none of which is good for all concerned.
as it's my car that he MOT's and he knows it well and drives sometimes i don't think it's a big issue,i also work in the motor trade and know most of the loopholes to get a car through an MOT but i don't use them to get my car through,if i took it to the garage it would still pass as it's been totally re-built with new parts including a whole chassis--on the subject of MOT's the certificate is really only valid on the day you get it, although it gives you a year till you need to get another one.
EG. i could get an MOT on monday then i could put a bigger engine and a new gearbox in it,change the suspension,brakes and put bigger wheels on it on tuesday but it would still be MOT'd for a year.
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RENAULT KANGOO 1.5DCI.and a MK2 escort 16 sport and a cooking oil powered isuzu crew cab pick up everywhere...