User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Failed its Mot :(

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Failed its Mot :(

    well the first time ive ver managed to MOT a car ive owned failed today.
    £330 i paid to get the abs fixed, then this!

    i got 2 tires at £85 each and the windscreen repaired for £30 as the windscreen company said they couldnt do it and it needed replaced.

    and the mot at £35, so £235 today.
    i told them not to get me the shock as thats terrible.
    and i have the gaitor kit here.

    so im gettin the shock for £47 from europarts tomorrow and fittin it all with my mate tomoz then get it MOT'd again hopefully.

    wats ur thoughts?




  2. #2
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Norwich
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats


    Trim : SXi

    Engine : 2.2


    Default

    Not bad really considering two of the tyres were below legal requirement and the fine would have been a lot more!

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    they wernt in my opinion! one of the lil treds that go round the outside of the tire where just visible, i didnt think that would count! the rest was fine!

  4. #4
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Norwich
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats


    Trim : SXi

    Engine : 2.2


    Default

    This may help
    http://www.motuk.co.uk/manual_410.htm

    I think if the tyre is worn around the outer edge and less then 1.6mm it will fail regardless if the rest of the tyre has 5mm?

  5. #5
    Regular Member kentish_bloke's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    Sittingbourne, Kent
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Insignia

    Trim : Elite

    Engine : 1.8 VVT

    Year : 2009

    Mileage : 42800

    Default

    i dont know if many others would agree, but your 1st mistake was to go to kwik fit. i have heard many bad things about them, both on here & by word of mouth, along the lines of inventing work & deliberately damaging things so they then need replacing.

    im sure many would agree that you shouldnt leave your mot until the last minute, giving yourself very limited options as to where & when you can get it fixed. i did this last year & had to replace all 4 springs (3 were found to be broken) 2 days before my mot ran out. fortunately i managed to get it mot'd in time after fitting the springs myself.

    i always get a quote first for the work needed & a likely cost for parts, then do some ringing round to get the parts & then do the work myself. with my springs, even with the tools i had to buy, i saved over £300 by sourcing the parts & doing the work myself. obviously tyres & windscreens arent something you can do yourself, but the phone & internet are very powerful tools in saving yourself a serious wedge of cash.

    as kwik fits slogan says 'You'll be amazed at what we do' & to be honest, i am, plus im amazed at how much they charge!

    AVOID KWIK FIT LIKE THE PLAGUE!!!
    Last edited by kentish_bloke; 24th May 2010 at 15:56.

  6. #6
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    yeh i wasnt keen on going to kwik fit tbh, and i know i shouldnt have, ive probibly cost my self more money.
    the tires i feel where abit crap, well one i could see the rubber was cracked so that was fair enough but the other i wasnt happy about.

    the cv boot i knew needed changed, and the shock is gubbed as thier is a noise comming from it (see my other thread) so in fairness i dont think they have done anything.

    Plus they didnt mention my LED lights flickering or that they are not white.
    and they gave me an advisery for my cracked number plate.

    whats done is done and i just have to manage now that im skint yet again lol.

    as for leaving it to the last min, never again!!

  7. #7
    Regular Member rushy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Old School Vectra-C.Com. Residing in sunny Leeds.
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : SRi


    Engine : Z22SE (2.2 Petrol)

    Year : 2004

    Mileage : 137000

    Default

    I used to run Yoko's on my Mini, they were bald on the outer quarter of the tyre, this was how they came new and were fully street legal. Now I dont know if the law has changed but both the MOT tester and a Traffic officer both told me they were fine. They were in affect road legal slicks.

  8. #8
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    but these tires do have a slight tread on the outside which i suppose they have to take into account.. they arnt just not thier, they are visible.

  9. #9
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    im going back to kwik fit tomorrow, im not letting this lie! im really peed off now.
    i read thru the page "the_wave_rider" posted and it states the tread is measured from the centre tread and not from right to left as they said in kwik fit, it also states any outer tread that is cut but not as deep as the rest which is measured should not be taken into account and cannot fail for it.

    "A tread pattern is the combination of plain surfaces and grooves extending across the breadth of the tread and round the entire circumference.

    The tread pattern excludes any tie-bars, tread wear indicators, or features designed to wear out substantially before the remainder of the pattern, and other minor features. Grooves that had not been cut as deep as those containing the wear indicators when new, are not to be considered as part of the tread pattern."

    1. The grooves of the tread pattern are not at least 1.6mm throughout a continuous band comprising





    . the central three-quarters of the breadth of tread, and

    . round the entire outer circumference of the tyre


    here is the bit im talking about.
    i hope ive got a leg to stand on here, i clearly pointed out that the tread wasnt at the markers but that didnt matter.
    the only problem is they may have disposed of the damn tire by tomorrow! so no way of proving it.
    whats ur thoughts?


    So the guy in kwik fit said its from where the arrow is to 3 parts across to the left.
    Last edited by twaiter; 24th May 2010 at 23:34.

  10. #10
    Ex Vec-C Admin & Founder GARY3306's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Ashington, Northumberland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    The law states that a tyre must have a minimum tread depth of 1.6mm across the central 75% of the tyre width and extended for the complete circumference of the tyre. The remaining 25% (so the edges basically) should have visible tread.

    If that is the case for your tyres, then they should not have failed. If you go through the proper appeal though, you must not use the car or have any of the faults rectified until it has been retested by VOSA. You must pay for this test, but if your complaint is upheld on one or more of the points on the failure sheet, then you will get that fee back. If however VOSA come down on the side of the tester, you will forfeit that fee, you will also have to put the faults right and by this time you will have gone past 10 working days since the original test so will therefore have to pay for another full test.
    [SIGPIC]VX<font color=Red>R</font> with added Courtenay <img src=https://www.vectra-c.com/forum/images/smilies/biggrin.png border=0 alt= title=Big Grin class=inlineimg />

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Failed MOT
    By spennny in forum Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 18th April 2011, 13:54
  2. EGR Mod failed
    By Teapot in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 8th March 2011, 14:59
  3. MOT failed :-(
    By byebyeitsagsi in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 24th March 2010, 20:14
  4. Vec failed its MOT
    By JusSRi in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 25th June 2009, 19:48
  5. Tried & tried but failed doing what?
    By Tadpole in forum Bodywork & Interior
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 4th May 2009, 19:26

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •