Running like a
Join Date: Aug 2006
Re: MOT failure
I had similar problems.
If they don't know the car some of it can be a bit subjective. Like visible perishing on rubber bushes, can be microscopic surface fractures that are no problem. Springs are so tough that surface rust doesn't matter, are they broken? As for the brakes, that is easy, test them with the handbrake on!
I got a second opinion, and rather than the whole rear suspension needing replacement, it actually needed on arm as there was one rubber bush shot, the rest were dirty. Take it to someone who knows the vehicle.
It is nice to know if there is a problem, and a tiny bit of play where it should not be can make the world of difference to the drive of a car. MOT is to check it is safe at the time of inspection, and nothing is going to break in a few thousand miles.
I can remember the same can of cola fixing an exhaust went through 2 mot tests........