Just had my car MOT'd

@egdcltd (9930)
June 25, 2009 9:10am CST
Well, I just had my car in for its' MOT and, fortunately, it passed without needing any work. However, and advisory sheet came with the MOT of work that's suggested. Now, these have been around for a bit now, but I only just read something on the back of it, namely this: "You should obtain expert advice on any defects listed overleaf. Continued use of the vehicle (even though a test certificate may have been issued), may make you, and/or anyone who drives the vehicle, liable for prosecution or invalidate your vehicle insurance." What the heck is this? I know an MOT isn't a guarantee of the car being fully working, but what's the point in having an MOT if the car still isn't necessarily road legal after it? Pretty much defeats the object of it in my opinion. Either a car is legal to have on the roads, or it isn't. Why issue a certificate if the car may very well not be legal immediately?
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@ShepherdSpy (8561)
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
25 Jun 09
I Can't say I've ever heard of a recommended repairs fix list being appended to an MOT pass certificate before! I'm of the same opinion as You..either the car was fit to pass the test on the day,(and End of Story) or it fails and you get to put it through again for a retest later with the failure reasons addressed..Mind You,in my experience,I haven't had a car older than 10 in for MOT Yet,so thus far my list of problems with my car have been relatively few...how old is the car in this story?
@egdcltd (9930)
26 Jun 09
I think the recommended repairs list was brought out with the new style MOT. As for the age of the car, good question. When they went to two reg a year, I lost track of things. It's an S-plate, so it's not very new.
• Omagh, Northern Ireland
26 Jun 09
I had mine done in January this Year (NI)...I had to retest due to an uneven braking issue..was also having issues with my screen washer pump working intermittently the first time around,and they only mentioned that one to me verbally-and I've heard of people being failed for having an empty wash bottle!
@egdcltd (9930)
2 Jul 09
I got charged on a service once for them filling up a full wash bottle.
@killersss (638)
• India
20 Sep 09
well, it has been a question for many people. i think it a problem with everyone it depends where you live as well, i live in india, and there's also this kind of rule. but no once cares here. :D so no problem. i think you should try and talk to the insurance people, they will help you.