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Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
My local MOT place is odd about advisories, I think they like to hand them out to show they are paying attention. With my previous car (a Renault), for 2 years they gave me advisories on brake disc pitting etc for a couple of years. The next year I still hadn't changed them, no advisory, and the same the year after that. They did exactly the same with droplinks, advisories for 3 years, which was due to what looked like rusty marks around the tops. I never changed them as they worked fine and never got any worse. They gave up giving me advisories on those, and 7 years later I sold the car without having touched them and no advisories on their most recent MOT.
On my 147 they couldn't MOT it at short notice so I took it to another garage - where I got an advisory for a nick in the boot of the top swivel that was not admitting water. This was odd as it was fairly new (10k). When I looked a few days later, I could see from the marks in the road dirt that the MOT tester had been careless with his pry bar and levered against the boot, putting a nick in it... tw*t. I cleaned it and put a dollop of silicone sealant to protect it, for the rest of its miserably short life.
I'd wait til there is an obvious, detectable fault that needs fixing, and then fix it.
Last edited by halftone; 11-01-17 at 18:50.