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    Question MOT Edinburgh

    Hi guys!

    I just moved to Edinburgh and my siggy's MOT is due next month.
    Can anyone recommend me a good garage for the MOT testing?

    thx.

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    The standard should be the same no matter which MoT station you use, personally it is about preparation and price
    I have my car serviced a few days before the MoT
    I use either National Tyres or Kwik Fit

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    I serviced(oil+filters) the car myself 2 months ago.
    Anything else I should check? I am asking because it's my first MOT

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    You might find this useful http://www.motester.co.uk/CarOwnersG...fortheMOT.aspx
    As M8internet said, there SHOULD be a set minimum standard but let's be honest and I'm sure many will agree, there are garages that we can trust and garages that we can't. Ask some of your new neighbours and see who they recommend

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevie16v View Post
    but let's be honest and I'm sure many will agree, there are garages that we can trust and garages that we can't
    that's exactly why i am asking ..
    I found a garage with good reviews on google...
    but I am looking for opinions on the forum too

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    Providing the car was serviced to OE specification it should pass the first MoT without any issues, at less than 3 years old
    Most common advisories or failures at this stage are simple wear and tear (tyres, wiper blades, headlamp alignment due to bulbs being replaced and not refitted correctly, etc) and relatively inexpensive to correct

    I would be more concerned when you get to the third or fourth MoT, the costs can increase dramatically
    However, my advice remains keep the garage you use and the MoT outlet separate
    Also, ask to observe the MoT whilst it is carried out

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    sorry for not beeing clear..it is my first MOT but not the car's first one.
    The car is a 04 Signum

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    Quote Originally Posted by danhariga View Post
    it is my first MOT but not the car's first one.
    The car is a 04 Signum
    Any issues should have been identified at the recent service (assuming it was to OE specification)

    Another trick is to have a MoT carried out four weeks before it expires
    Even if it fails this gives an indication of any work to be carried out and allows time to carry out repairs before the original MoT itself expires

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    I've done the service myself. The issues are with the suspension wich I don't feel it like being ok. Some bushes need to be changed and maybe the front shock absorbers. When I service it I changed the oil, filters plus the back shock absorbers and one front suspension arm(both of them being on the last MOT advisories).
    Anyway my MOT expires on the 30th of November but I plan to do it on the 1st..as you said, to have time to fix the issues...

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    If you have any doubts that it will fail, just use an outlet that has a MoT discount (such as National Tyres)
    If there were advisories on the previous MoT and these have now been dealt with, then it should only be new issues
    I had a similar list of repeating advisories on my previous two MoT, and all of the these have now been dealt with such that they did not appear on the most recent MoT, being replaced by two new issues which I was already aware of
    If you are looking after your vehicle then it is rare to get a failure point, unless the servicing you are carrying out it is not performing all the points and checks as listed in the OE service specification
    It would be more common to receive advisories for play or worn parts
    I still finding it shocking that some worn parts are still covered by an advisory rather than a failure

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