Sky InsuranceJMB Retrofits
Results 1 to 8 of 8
  1. #1
    jcb
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4,077

    "sensible" MOT place near Edinburgh

    Anyone know of a "sensible" MOT place near Edinburgh?
    The guy I have been using seems to think he is in the cast of CSI now!

    its an old car and I don't want Sherlock Holmes getting all "elementary" on the poor old thing. That, and if it needs work I will simply have to scrap it,

    cheers

  2. # ADS
    ADS
    Join Date
    Always
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    Many
     
  3. #2
    Foxmeister's Avatar
    Fired Up!
    Funky Pong Champion

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    Sunny Glesga!
    Posts
    1,767
    Best bet i find is speaking to a "friend of a friend" who will usually let the cat issue etc go on the day, ask around your area.

    Project RS28 build
    http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/showthr...1-Project-RS28

    German cowboy walks into a car showroom and says "Audi".......

  4. #3
    jcb
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4,077
    I have! not much TBH
    prospect of a mate of a mate out of Edinburgh by 30 miles

  5. #4
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    What is it failing on?

    TBH the MOT is such a basic standard, it really shouldnt be difficult to get a car through one...

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  6. #5
    jcb
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4,077
    well my last place wouldnt "try" to get it through.
    No messing to get the emissions right, or any leeway

    I dont know what it is going to fail on, point being once tested you either bend over and have whatever is broken fixed on site or take it away and pay a retest fee.

  7. #6
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    Nah, there is quite an extensive list of items they CANT charge you a retest fee on, and a further list which they can only charge a maximum of 50% on. You usually get a week to sort it as well.

    I've found Steve Girdwoods in Livingston to be fairly reasonable on things that are a bit borderline. IE he'd rather pass it and say "get those pads changed" than fail it because they're 0.5mm under spec.

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


  8. #7
    jcb
    6th Gear

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    uk
    Posts
    4,077
    I was told it was an instant retest fee once you remove it from the garage! cheeky cnuts!

    will look him up.

  9. #8
    "Stick a V8 in it!"

    Status
    Offline
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    Glenrothes, Fife, Scotland
    Posts
    15,389
    Some info here:

    MOT Retest Procedures and Information

    If its on that list they CANT charge you for a retest, however you need to sort it within 24hours.

    If its not on that list, then you have 10 working days to fix it, and they can only charge you a partial test fee (some places wont charge anything):

    If the vehicle is removed from the testing station for repair and returned for retest within 10 working days following the day of failure, then only a partial retest is needed and a partial retest fee is charged.
    The current maximum fee for a partial MOT retest is half of the original MOT Test Fee.

    Girdwoods is here:
    Girdwood's Garage - Garage Related Services in Edinburgh EH54 5DJ - 192.com

    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Avant, Berry Pearl
    2000 A4 1.8T Sport Quattro Saloon, Black-ish
    1997 S4 - PPC £999 Challenge Track Car Build
    TD5 Land Rover Defender build


 

 

Similar Threads

  1. "Jamex" coilovers or "Lo" Lowering Springs ???
    By A3 Marky. in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 22nd August 2011, 13:21
  2. insurance - admiral wont insure "remap" only a "chip"!
    By s3paul in forum Audi S4/A4/A4 Cab (B7 Chassis)
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 21st April 2010, 20:11
  3. Audi's "free MOT"
    By MPP in forum A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 16th February 2010, 18:32
  4. Replies: 44
    Last Post: 28th November 2009, 19:53
  5. TV "reality" shows & "F" list celebrities
    By MikeA3 in forum Rants & Raves
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 10th November 2006, 18:35

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
Single Sign On provided by vBSSO

Garage Plus, Vendor Tools vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.

Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO