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Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by AMGeed, Sep 13, 2018.

  1. AMGeed

    AMGeed Senior Member

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    ^ It does seem very unfair that N Ireland, as part of the United Kingdom, is left out of these kind of deals.
     
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    The 'free' MOT is at Halfords ...... they can count themselves lucky ;);)
     
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    At least you guys assist us ,,, which without the likes of this forum I would probably have gave up on Merc yrs ago.
     
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    An excellent offer. I'll be doing that.
     
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    you trust Hlafords to not look for work?
     
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    mercmancdi Senior Member

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    I am a sucker for freebies. Lol. Any check is better than no check.
     
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    So .... you're sitting on the fence! :D:D
     
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    Sitting on fences is for fence sitters.

    When you know what side of the fence your on there is no fence.

    :)
     
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    Won't ever be tempted by Halfords' or other, 'free' / cheap MOTs...

    I've been happy paying a proper, old school MOT mechanic £45 for the past 10 years to highlight "worthwhile safety issues", not generate income.
    Minor things, like h/lamp beams out, he 'fails' but then fixes and passes.
     
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    'my' MOT tester only does tests anyway ..... they don't do repairs (though he'll adjust a headlight or give leeway on a failed number plate etc)
     
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    I have many regular customers were I pick up and drop of their cars for Servicing & MOT's

    My biggest bug bear is when the newer customers expect me to dispose of the,
    drivers seat, floor mat, steering wheel, hand brake, and gear lever protection disposable covers,
    after dropping off their vehicles, its like they are an inconvenience.

    Next will be replacing the fuel used :)
     
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    We have government centres , and boy when you pass them you know all’s good , have to even get headlights adjusted day of the test at £10 in case they move slightly , they poke and prod then drive it , nephews car passed last wk and at end of test his handbrake cable broke , they took his pass cert off him at the exit ,,and he had to rebook and pay a retest .
    Bit harsh I thought.
     
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    Halfords will be “looking” for work.

    If they fail you, your ‘current’ MOT will no longer cover you. It supersedes it, and depending on the category of fail, you may have to either let Halfords repair it, or get it towed to your Indie
     
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    Wish I’d seen this before- mine is getting done at Kwik Fit for £25
     
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    Not correct ;)
     
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    Fire & frying pan springs to mind .... :rolleyes:
     
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    His heritage is more pertinent ;);)
     
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