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    MOT

    How much costs MOT for A4 2001 (Y) 2.0SE Auto? Or there is no difference what car it is?
    What should be in order to pass MOT? What are they checking?

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    There is a set price for an MOT usually around the 35/37 quid with free retest within 14 days. Prices do vary though but its that old adage "ya pays yer money ya takes yer chances" type rulling, usually the cheaper the price then its normally a backstreet boy, wanting to get you in then Sting you hard..So be careful... There is no test fee that differs per car type, its all one fee I'm afraid... and usually a very worrying time as you wait for the massive repair bill to come back to you... [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devil.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile_smoking.gif[/img]

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    Re: MOT

    Tyres, brakes, suspension, lights, leaks (excessive oil, water, etc), operation of instruments/pedals/windows, condition of seats, glass for cracks, condition of exhaust (leaks, CO, etc).

    I am sure others can add to that list.

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    P.S I forgot to add..things they are testing...

    1. Structural safety of the vehicle, no rust holes

    2. Brakes all operational, no pulling or binding.

    3. No freeplay in any of the steering gear, ball joints, track rod ends rack etc.

    4 No leaks from above.

    5.Headlight patterns both normal and high.

    6. lights all work, indicators etc etc

    7.Horn.

    8. wipers clear the screen, jets work also.

    9. emissions!!

    10. structural soundness of exhaust.

    11. Seat Belts all work and retract.

    and thats about it... overall it should take 40-50 mins if done properly.

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    Re: MOT

    Just 35/37? Somebody told me it's about 300, others said about 180 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Re: MOT

    Probably depends on what you have to "fix"... :-)

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    Re: MOT

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    Just 35/37? Somebody told me it's about 300, others said about 180 [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]

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    Someone's trying to have you on. That or they may have been talking about how much they paid to rectify faults that were revealed by the test.

    This is what you must remember. The test itself is a flat fee. If the car fails, and needs work doing to pass the re-test, then you will have additional, variable expenditure, depending what needs doing. You don't have to use an Audi dealer, but if you choose an independent, use the same rules as with any other work, such as regular servicing. Choose one that has a good local reputation.

    Where do you live? Someone on here might be able to recommend a good reputable indie in your area.

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    Re: MOT

    I am in Cambridge.
    I know few places where to do MOT, I just wanted to know price fot it.

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    At the end of the day, it depends how well you look after the car... I've never failed an MOT in the last seven years of ownership, namely cos I'm handy wif a spanner (Not wif a keybard OQ!!!) However get friendly with a mechanic who will NOT rip you off and does MOT inspections prior to the MOT that way you will become acustomed not to expect a large bill.. also shop around for your parts... because Mr X says that you need Y @ price isn't necessarily true... you can find the same parts else where cheaper and still have you mechanic install the parts. I have a local STEALER up here whose starting figure is 400... don't ask me why but anytime I've had to put a vehicle in to them, their estimate is always 400.. another famous garage in Edinburgh next to Murrayfield (Located in an old dairy) used to think of a starting figure of 1000 for any type of repair including an MOT!! So fingers crossed.... you don't meet any of these "Dandy Highwaymen".....

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    Re: MOT

    Click on the link this will give you an idea of what they are going to look at

    http://www.motester.co.uk/cog.html

    Cheers

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    Re: MOT

    Source D.O.T.
    http://www.direct.gov.uk/Motoring/Owning...&chk=3fdPzr



    Vehicle Type
    Age first test certificate required
    (years)
    Fee

    Cars (up to 8 passenger seats) 3
    42.10
    Motor caravans
    3
    42.10
    Dual purpose vehicles 3
    42.10
    Public service vehicles (up to 8 seats) 3
    42.10
    Ambulances & taxis 1
    42.10
    Private passenger vehicles & ambulances
    (9-12 passenger seats) 1
    44.05
    Class IVa
    Includes seat belt installation check Not applicable
    49.35


    Note: the fees shown are the maximum fees and they are not subject to VAT.

    Duplicate certificates
    The maximum fee for a duplicate test certificate is 10.00 or half full test fee if leSS

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    Re: MOT

    class 4 (cars up to 8 passengers) is now a 44.15 max

 

 

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