Re: I just got 12 month MOT for £48!
Although the MOT always has me worried (at the though of an expensive bill) £50 for a test is pretty good value I think. You get the best part of an hour and a thorough inspection of the car, well atleast the place I go they do a very thorough but fair inspection and advance warning of areas needing attention. If you like to try and do some of your own maintenance it's helpful to have some of this stuff confirmed. I wouldn't entirely advocate replacing a service with an MOT but I reckon the MOT can be more thorough than some places that service cars.
I wouldn't let a nationwide tyre/clutch/brake place do an MOT on my car, they're always working on sales targets and looking for worn brakes, holed exhausts, tracking to flog you. Much rather use my locally run busy garage who probably don't need to be scratching around for work to meet the regional managers latest target.
Alfa Romeo GTV T-Spark