My SW failed on Thursday for a dodgy hand brake cable. The guy almost pulled it out of the floor - way beyond where it needs to be pulled, causing the cable to stick, causing the caliper to temporarily sieze. Each time I take my car for MOT here (Northern Ireland) I need to take my car for a 4 wheel alighnment straight afterwards (I learnt this through two ruined pairs of rear tyres on a 156 and a GT - I only realised what caused it after the second time - never thought it would be due to the MOT procees) neither cars ever needed any kind of alignment until their 1st MOT - when I point this out to the centre they state that the car does not undergo any stress or forces not experienced on the open road. I find this very hard to believe. £40 on top of all the MOT costs is a pain.