mot retest

Rod davis

Member
I have replaced the suspension arm rubber boots following a fail on the MOT also a cv boot. Does the retest do just the specific fails or all the rubber bits?
 

depronman

Member
Technically it is up to the mot tester but in practice they look at what it failed on only and anything that has been disturbed to execute the repair

Paul


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philward

A2OC Donor
I think it depends on the MOT tester. Mine just checks that the work has been done and issues the certificate.
 

Rod davis

Member
Thanks, the garage wanted me to get to pay for a set of lower arms, over £400 pounds. So slightly worried that they might find something else.
 

philward

A2OC Donor
I’d talk to them and find out their thoughts / intentions. Providing the joints were clean and tight and the new boots are correctly fitted then I’m not sure what the objection may be. There may be a retest fee.
 

Howey

Member
The retest is just for those items it failed on the initial test, but say you drive in with headlights on and the tester has seen a bulb out then technically it would fail and have to go thru a whole full test again. However this is very unlikely as I am sure some leniency and common sense would prevail!!

Some garages are against just fitting dust covers as they are concerned it may mask an already compromised component.

The mot simply follows the rules, so if the vehicle is represented and issues are satisfactory resolved then the only course of action is to issue a pass.

What did you think to those dust covers?
 

Rod davis

Member
The retest is just for those items it failed on the initial test, but say you drive in with headlights on and the tester has seen a bulb out then technically it would fail and have to go thru a whole full test again. However this is very unlikely as I am sure some leniency and common sense would prevail!!

Some garages are against just fitting dust covers as they are concerned it may mask an already compromised component.

The mot simply follows the rules, so if the vehicle is represented and issues are satisfactory resolved then the only course of action is to issue a pass.

What did you think to those dust covers?
The dust covers were fine (your recommendation I think) although I used the old metal bits as the ones supplied were not the same quality. I splashed out on a whole new driveshaft for a total parts cost of £60.
It passed btw.
 
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