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    If you are of the mindset garages are biased on MOTs the answer in many places is to use your local councils facility where pass/ fail and any remedial work they don't undertake
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    I don't know how but the guy who tarts up the bodywork on my van always reminds me that he can get me an mot should it fail at my regular garage. Maybe one day, but so far she's passed legitimately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by antiquesam View Post
    I don't know how but the guy who tarts up the bodywork on my van always reminds me that he can get me an mot should it fail at my regular garage. Maybe one day, but so far she's passed legitimately.
    Can he get one and post it to Poland?
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
    In Poland, and some other countries, one can only get a test done at a government station, which do not do repairs. Solves problem.

    I use a UK MOT tester which only does tests, no repairs. In 5 years have only had to take it away(100yds) for one of the rear number-plate bulbs to be replaced, re-tested and away, all within half an hour.

    Geoff
    Bristol city council did a MOT and no repairs garage service on the Brislington road - dont know if its still there

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    We have been using our local council garage who do mot's and have just started doing repairs. They so far have done mot on berlingo and fixed minor things like bulb and wiper immediately and charged minimal amounts. Also went there at 4.30pm yesterday on spec as washers had stopped working, they fixed it on the spot and refused payment...fuse gone and pipe loose! Almost miss that sharp intake of breath when I explain what is wrong!
    When we have our converted van will be taking it there as they make it all so pleasant. Actually feel I can trust them!
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    I use my local LGV garage for mots...
    For all of our fleet (landrovers/transit Jumbo camper/swift motorhome and even my works van)
    Totally trust them to test fairly... If something is a fail then it fails BUT never had them trying it on,but then they are a small family run affair and know I do all my own work (and if there is an advisory then it's repaired for the next test).

    Long and short... Find a good garage and stick with them.
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    Father-in-law uses ................ Mot Thornton - Slaters Service Centre

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    He used to use the Ambulance Service Station for MOT but they stopped doing them and it was them who put him onto Slaters.

    He`s very happy with them and their servicing / repairs costs are also very reasonable.
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    Same MOT problem

    My van is a LWB Renault Master which I converted myself.

    Our local garage at Colsterworth has a suitable internal lift, but the damnable health and safety regulations of VOSA state that the lift ins't big enough!

    So for the very same price as I would get charged at the Colsterworth garage, I arranged to meet the owner at another garage which is owned by a friend of him close to Grantham, where he duly carried out the MOT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
    Can he get one and post it to Poland?
    That's probably where it comes from.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nicholsong View Post
    For underneath inspection does the garage use a lift or a pit?

    If a lift, it maybe that it cannot go up high enough to prevent inspectors stooping excessively - bad for backs etc.

    Our MOT station uses a pit because they do coaches which cannot be lifted.

    Geoff
    a pit so no problem there as I said good lads, motor engineers not mechanics, they build racing cars and they have done it many times before.
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