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Re: Possible repair cost for MOT pass?

I'm no self-professed expert on this subject, but the principle I would always believe is adopted is that whilst a vehicle can be mot'd 1 month early (and that time added to the existing expiry date), if it fails - then you have the re-test period to use the car whilst the required repairs are carried out.

I'm presuming that the garage doing the test isn't doing the repairs. Such dedicated 'test-centre' only facilities exist, and this principle must be true, otherwise they would be closed down, due to a wall of mot failures clogging up their entrances.

I've never heard of anyone requiring to remove their car from the roadside & put it in storage during this re-test period following a fail, so if it can be parked on the public highway, it follows logically, that it can be driven on it too.

I would say though that there is added onus on the user of the car to act responsibly; if the car fails on its brakes, and then has an accident caused by its inability to stop, then negligence as well as blame will be apportioned.

Just my thoughts.


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