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PostPosted by DavidWilson » Sat Oct 07, 2017 8:29 am

I have spent a little time perusing these results and thought others may be interested!

https://good-garage-guide.honestjohn.co.uk/mot-results/
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Re: MOT results

PostPosted by jase hutch » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:39 am

Good find.... :s_thumbsup
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Re: MOT results

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:10 pm

jase hutch wrote:Good find.... :s_thumbsup

Cheers :s_thumbsup

I found it quite interesting- for example a lot of cars seem to fail on poor driver's visibility. I wonder if that is large chips in the wrong place in the windscreen, or furry dice etc dangling from the interior mirror??

I am also surprised at how many had the aim of the headlights faulty at the first mot. Does that mean they are not set correctly by the manufacturers ? If not what is happening to them in three years?
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Re: MOT results

PostPosted by philip42h » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:25 pm

DavidWilson wrote:
jase hutch wrote:Good find.... :s_thumbsup

Cheers :s_thumbsup

I found it quite interesting- for example a lot of cars seem to fail on poor driver's visibility. I wonder if that is large chips in the wrong place in the windscreen, or furry dice etc dangling from the interior mirror??

I am also surprised at how many had the aim of the headlights faulty at the first mot. Does that mean they are not set correctly by the manufacturers ? If not what is happening to them in three years?

Mine 'failed' its first MoT on headlight aim so it may well be a result of the manufacturer setting. Either way it can only have been fractionally out since the tester simply adjusted and passed the car within the same 45 minutes and I could scarcely tell the difference afterwards.

The driver visibility things is likely to be washers and/or wipers - an empty wash bottle or worn blades would do it so it hardly counts ...
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Re: MOT results

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Sat Oct 07, 2017 3:57 pm

philip42h wrote:
DavidWilson wrote:
jase hutch wrote:Good find.... :s_thumbsup

Cheers :s_thumbsup

I found it quite interesting- for example a lot of cars seem to fail on poor driver's visibility. I wonder if that is large chips in the wrong place in the windscreen, or furry dice etc dangling from the interior mirror??

I am also surprised at how many had the aim of the headlights faulty at the first mot. Does that mean they are not set correctly by the manufacturers ? If not what is happening to them in three years?

Mine 'failed' its first MoT on headlight aim so it may well be a result of the manufacturer setting. Either way it can only have been fractionally out since the tester simply adjusted and passed the car within the same 45 minutes and I could scarcely tell the difference afterwards.

The driver visibility things is likely to be washers and/or wipers - an empty wash bottle or worn blades would do it so it hardly counts ...



Yes you are correct- I have looked more closely and see that wipers are largely to blame!

I am still surprised at the headlamp aim being out on a three year old car.
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Re: MOT results

PostPosted by Hoovie » Sat Oct 07, 2017 10:12 pm

I think a lot of younger drivers have no clue what goes on under the bonnet - or anywhere else mechanically - so I'm not surprised by some silly ones as many never check anything.
It is also easy to miss the obvious...The last time my VW T4 went for its MOT before I sold it it failed on the number plate lights broken. I walked round checking all the lights beforehand but never thought to check numberplate lights for some reason :rolleyes:
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Re: MOT results

PostPosted by DavidWilson » Sun Oct 08, 2017 9:31 pm

My father in law's car failed it's mot because he had put new tyres on the front the week before but Quick Fit put one of them on to rotate the wrong way!
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