Originally Posted by chico_king
i am a freindly mot tester but as the above post says i wouldnt want my details on apublic forum where the man from vosa could see them!!
i dont mean friendly=illegal, i mean friendly=non piss taking spanner monkey.
if your emissions are through the roof and your brakes wouldnt stop you at a crawl, then thats a fail and rightly so.
But i know a local garage that had a tester who saw every item that was starting to show wear as perished, resulting in an MOT fail and a labour charge for repairs!
He has since been fired and yes you can get someone reported and investigated etc for doing this, but if you dont know better then youre in trouble.
In an ideal world things like this wouldnt happen, testers wouldnt rev the engine to the redline for fun, and they wouldnt drive the car on the road to "test the brakes". But sadly its not an ideal world and as this forum will show these things DO happen.
I've even been fobbed off with an excuse about the rollers in order to try and keep my car there overnight!!! Like that was gonna happen!!!!
I just thought a list of standup garages with friendly knowledgable staff ( i've seen some right norberts before ("dur, a dump valve? what's that do then!!")) would be a nice little inclusion to the forums.