Can we belive MOT Advisory Notices

Rory

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'Components obscured by undertrays' seems to be a favourite.

On another forum the other day: "Undertray not fitted". :rolleyes:
 

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The thing is, say you have a brake pipe that bursts and its behind an undertray say 2 weeks after an mot was carried out and the car had a crash, the owner will try anything so it won’t cost them a penny and they get a new car so the easiest way is to go to the ministry and start shouting loudly and start jumping up and down, an investigation is carried out, vosa comes out and inspects the car meanwhile before this the owner has their car in at another garage and the undertrays have been removed for inspection purposes (now remember in an mot you are not allowed to remove these) anyway vosa comes out sees the corroded brake pipe that burst and owner is adamant the tester has missed this and if the tester didnt their car would never have crashed, now vosa looks at the mot certificate and says “wheres the undertrays that were fitted as there is an advisory for this, they were fitted at the time of testing and therefor that pipe wouldnt have been able to be tested” and then thats the end of that, tester doesnt get his ticket taken off him, therefor gets to keep his job and life is back to normal for the tester again.
its a strange trade this 1, some folk are unhappy when their cars pass, others when they fail but 1 thing they have in common is that they will not spend money on their cars which baffles me prob as much as it does you as after all after your house your car is the next most expensive thing that you buy for most folks anyway! So it’s all about accountability and covering your ass!
 

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