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Save on MOT Bills

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  • REF my post #58 of 29th Jan , Mark`s #69 , my post
    #70, + #79
    NOW find :

    City of Edinburgh Council
    City Fleet Maintenance Services
    38 Russell Road
    EDINBURGH
    tel 0131 347 1950

    do MOTs "Classes III, IV, V, VA, & VII"

    AND "are open outwith normal hours---call for

    prices/appointments
    FREE retest within

    24 HRS/ half price within 72 HRS"

    ALL VG STUFF
    but my Son goes to

    Douglas Thomson , Motor Engineer, at Gilmerton, who checks the car & takes it to be MOT`d , for £47.50 ALL IN
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • MARTIN Ref the above

    I see it is my 10th posting. WHEN am I no longer a "NEWBIE"?

    and 2) D THomson`s tel is 0131 664 9595
    What goes around - comes around
    give lots and you will always recieve lots
  • MSE_MartinMSE_Martin MoneySaving Expert
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    a few more yet - but i never tell when the barrier is - just keep posting ;D
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  • COSCOS Forumite
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    Last week in portsmouth the Police decided to spot check cars on on stretch of road in Cosham, 50% would have failed the MOT. How many garages are failing to pick up on faults to save time checking and does this reflect with some the charges mentioned above ?.
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  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    I believe that MoT stations (even these so-called 'inhouse' ones) have to accept members of the public wanting MoT tests as a condition of operating such a testing station. I've used a BT MT workshop for years. They only repair their own vehicles, too.
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    Just had MOT on car & had it done at my local Council testing centre. First car that I have ever had pass first time!! Excellent tip, thanks :)
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    Anyone local try Colchester Borough Council workshops- Service and MOT, very good rates and quality.

    Colchester Borough Council
    MOT Testing and Vehicle Servicing
    Unit 8 Westside Centre,
    London Road,
    Stanway,
    Colchester
    CO3 8PH
    Telephone: 01206 282624 :D
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    When I was at college in Plymouth many years ago, several friends used to take their cars to the bus depot for MOT testing. So if your local council or ambulance service does not do MOT testing, try your local bus company!
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    HELLO
    COULD ANYONE TELL ME IF THERE ANY WEST OF SCOTLAND COUNTY COUNCIL TESTING CENTRES I COULD USE?

    POSSIBLY GLASGOW COATBRIDGE AREA?

    THANX
  • SystemSystem Forumite, Community Admin
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    hello

    im new to this and found this a great link!! Anyone know of any of these testing places in glasgow my cars due for mot too!! :)
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