MOT where do you go?

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deggles
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Location: Leeds

Local independent place in Leeds, recommended by fellow owners - not a specialist. If it's the owner doing the test I also have to drive on and off the ramp and the brake rollers - he's not a small chap and long since given up trying to get in and out of tiny plastic sports cars :D
lotuslee
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Always a local friendly garage for me, so you can actually get in and see the car been MOTed, also they can explain if there are any issues got this S1 done today.
Also to be aware that if a vehicle fails it MOT it has to be kept at the garage and repaired or trailered away it can not be driven home and repaired and brought back

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thommo
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lotuslee wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:39 pm Also to be aware that if a vehicle fails it MOT it has to be kept at the garage and repaired or trailered away it can not be driven home and repaired and brought back

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Crikey! I didn’t realise that. Hope I never encounter that problem.
Exige S1 No: 139
markf
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This is from the current government rules on mot’s

‘If your car fails the MOT test before the previous MOT certificate elapses, you can drive it away – but only if the none of the faults are classed as ‘dangerous’ and the minimum standards of roadworthiness are met’
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thommo
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markf wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:56 pm This is from the current government rules on mot’s

‘If your car fails the MOT test before the previous MOT certificate elapses, you can drive it away – but only if the none of the faults are classed as ‘dangerous’ and the minimum standards of roadworthiness are met’
Ah, thanks for the clarification.
Exige S1 No: 139
Chalen60
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RMS in Romford. Andy is a top chap :thumbup:
ade
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Chalen60 wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:27 pm RMS in Romford. Andy is a top chap :thumbup:
Yep, second them, been doing my Elise and previously my Exige for years
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Fonzey
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thommo wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 5:01 pm
markf wrote: Sat Feb 27, 2021 1:56 pm This is from the current government rules on mot’s

‘If your car fails the MOT test before the previous MOT certificate elapses, you can drive it away – but only if the none of the faults are classed as ‘dangerous’ and the minimum standards of roadworthiness are met’
Ah, thanks for the clarification.
Yep, had similar on my Clio a few years ago - few nasty failures with corroded brake lines etc but amazingly none were classed as dangerous so I was able to drive it home and get it fixed. It seems like the criteria for dangerous is pretty heavy, stuff like body rot near suspension pickups etc.

On an Elise/Exige the MOT process is a total farce anyway as they're not allowed to remove/touch any panels anyway.. so assuming lights work, seatbelts work and your balljoints are not hanging out there's very little they can fail you on in a safety context.
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