Originally Posted by amzy87
MOT only so no need to make up faults to get more ££££ from you.
Can I just suggest a tip if anyone suspects they are being diddled.
If they advise replacing a part and you are not in a position to check whether it needs replacing or not, ask them to keep the old parts and give you them when you collect the car.
My sister did that when they said she needed new brake discs. They came back and said that they couldn't do it for a couple of days, so she said she'd take the car elsewhere and bring it back for the re-test. So they gave her the ticket and made the discs an 'advisory' as they were 'borderline.'
She still has the same discs on her car, 20,000 miles later, four years later and three passed MOTs later.
To be fair to most MOT testers they don't usually make stuff up as the test is fairly strict and if you put in a complaint and it is upheld, they will lose their testing certificate and that will cost them about £30,000 a year.