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Best Place for MOT

Discussion in 'Motors' started by laissez-faire, 18 Jun 2006.

  1. laissez-faire


    Joined: 23 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,562

    Location: Edinburgh/Southampton

    I always get my car serviced at a VW dealer, but now it is at the age where it needs an MOT. Is there any obvious advantage to getting it done at a dealer? It was only serviced last month so it should be fine... Also is there a list of everything in the test so I can just check it myself?

    EDIT - just looked on some government sites, am I correct in saying the MOT fee is the same no matter where I take the car?


    Last edited: 18 Jun 2006
  2. andy2k


    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 610

    Location: Swindon, UK

    I think it varies, I just MOT'd my friends Mondeo at a Ford garage and it cost #44.15.
  3. LoadsaMoney


    Joined: 8 Jul 2003

    Posts: 29,912

    Location: In a house

    Brothel. :D
  4. andy2k


    Joined: 15 Jun 2005

    Posts: 610

    Location: Swindon, UK

  5. Scania


    Joined: 25 Nov 2004

    Posts: 24,674

    Location: On the road....

    The best place is a dedicated MOT testing centre, I'm not being flippant (for once) I'm saying go to such a centre that just does MOT's and has no interest in "finding work" whilst testing your car.

    I use just such a place in Cheadle, Staffordshire, great guys, honest, no bull, not failed a car I've taken there ,yet.
  6. Zip


    Joined: 26 Jun 2005

    Posts: 20,224

    Location: Australia

  7. Nozzer


    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 9,495

    Location: Sunny South-East

    Myself and a friend paid £40 for our last MOTs.

    Only remember because he phoned me thinking he'd been done, so I dug out my last invoice.