Let me just clarify her to save any confusion...
The MOT regulations and tests are there to perform the bare minimum safety standards
that a vehicle must reach before a pass certificate is issued. That does not necessarily mean that items like suspension do not have any play, corrosion or signs of natural wear whatsoever... As long as a part is within these safety parameters of the given criteria... A pass on that part MUST be issued.
Advisory notices are there for the nominated tester to "advise
" the vehicle owner that parts are coming close to failing the said test procedure and could fail within the following year...
A vehicle has to be in pretty bad condition to fail an MOT on any given part believe it or not!
Never be under the illusion that a 12 month MOT certificate is a guarantee that a vehicle is completely wear and tear free... That is not what it is there for... It is there to protect other road users and the public from an unsafe vehicle.
With regards to AutoLusso picking up on worn items and advising... That is understandable... They know Alfa's inside out and also know what parts fail eventually and roughly how long the have left before the need replacing... They are being thorough which I hope any customer would want a reputable Alfa specialist as they are, to be.
A nominated tester can see hundreds of different vehicles per year and doesn't know Alfa's inside out, maybe seeing one or two per year for test at best.
So in short... MOT test... Bare minimum safety standards in order to pass
Autolusso: Doing their job right and advising on what they see at a high standard which isn't the bare minimum safety standard.
Hope this helps
Your VOSA representative