On Monday I had my car MOT'ed at Mr Tyre Tamworth.
Although they state on their website they provide MOT's, they don't do the MOT's but take it to a third party and take a cut of the payment.
Got a call to say it had failed on brakes & bearings, cost to put right £350 total (inc MOT & VAT). It was more than I thought but agreed to pay.
Tuesday morning it was taken for the re-test, failed on brakes again (allignment) and was told the caliper would have to be changed + additional test to be paid for, total cost was now £625.
The car is worth around £700, I asked the guy who rang me what he thought I would say if after the first test he had told me £625 to put it through the MOT, he said I would not have had it done, which was correct.
I was now trapped, if I said no I would still owe them £350 and my car would still have no MOT, I had no choice but to say yes.
It was re-MOT'ed yesterday and I was told to pick it up at 5.15pm. When I went to get it I was told it was on its way back from being MOT'ed. It failed again.
This time it was a bolt (still brakes), could just be replacing it, if not the hub would need replacing, hundreds of pounds if so.
Awaiting call, what are my rights.