Half price mot @ halfords
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Half price mot @ halfords

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Found 25th Aug 2013
27.42 for an mot at halfords if you book online.
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Problem is garages see the MOT as a means to bring in work. Borderline issues suddenly become MOT failures. Halford's charges for work are astronomical and anyone is advised to get the work done elsewhere, even if you have to pay half retest fee.

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Ha, ha.

Paid £210 at the top of MOT (£27.42). Ripped me off last month.

kamranbaig

Paid £210 at the top of MOT (£27.42). Ripped me off last month.


You're under no obligation to get the work done there.

Cheaper to book online at Kwik-fit with code. £25

whatsThePoint

so you think something that is borderline should always be declared safe … so you think something that is borderline should always be declared safe for another year?


As always, depends on judgement. If it's someone's judgement who is to benefit from selling you something, their judgement might be different to someone who is the world's leading expert on car mechanical safety. Phrases such as "excessively corroded" are largely open to interpretation, and it is when it is corroded to the point it will cause problems in the next year that it needs to be sorted. All cars over a few years old will have things corroded underneath them.

Boy am I glad they did not switch to biannual MOT tests though. The amount of stupid idiots on the road with dead bulbs, slick tyres, and wiper blades that are long past it beggars belief! Anyone who takes a car for an MOT with a dead bulb, or needing new wiper blades needs to be shot.
Edited by: "anewman" 25th Aug 2013

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FFS. It is always this price. These repeat posts are now becoming very boring. Sorry. Had to be said. I personally have used this deal for years and never had an issue. I do my own repairs, so no money for Halfrauds, just a cheap MOT.

masif1

Cheaper to book online at Kwik-fit with code. £25



I've used Halfords before and never had a problem. Kwik-fit on the other hand said I needed new shock absorbers when in fact I didn't.

I used them a week ago , the experience wasn't great. My car failed on the handbrake not working fully , so I was quoted 220+ vat for rear discs and pads . Anyway being handy with the spanners I took a look myself and found it was a sticky caliper , so a squirt of WD40 and it was fine. They use parts from Eurocar parts so I went there myself to see how much the discs and pads actually cost . To my surprise they were only £45 inc VAT!

To rub the salt in the wounds they charged me 13 quid for a retest ( quick drive up the road to test the handbrake ) and told me they knew it was a sticky caliper after I fixed it myself !

Stay away from halfords! Jokers !

I gave in my Audi a4 2005 for an mot in halfords
Now when I took my car in it was in a perfect condition but when I went to pick it up the man at the desk (andy) said ur car has failed MOT and we need to carry out a service which will cost £190 I agreed and said I will bring in the car tomorw for a service ....when I sat in the car the car let out black smoke so much Tht the road had smoke upon it now at first I thought it might be normal I tried to take it out but it got worse so I returned to the auto Center stating the problem as there was a cloud of black smoke but the man refused they had anything to do with it so I parked the car up in the car wash opposite the halfords Center and I told the man Tht I will not be carying out the service from them as they have messed up my car he just smirked and laughed which I considered a racist act as I am a Muslim with a beard later on I called an engineer which informed me Tht the engine was over revved which blew the turbo of my car And he said the auto Center should fix it for u but they wanted.nothing to do with it and refused Tht they done anything with the car and said this smoke problem was there when I drove the car in the auto Center ....I sed I'm not stupid Tht I'm gona bring a car Tht has a cloud of black smoke coming out of the exhaust for an mot ??????? I paid £800 for a new turbo and £200 for the fitting from a mechanic ....pure rip off

whatsThePoint

so your saying your car is the only a4 that wasn't fitted with a rev … so your saying your car is the only a4 that wasn't fitted with a rev limiter?sounds like you've been scrimping on the servicing and the turbo failed due to a lack of oil changes in the past, your a perfect example of why halfords get a bad reputation due to no fault of their own


But all garages get these types of customers. The decent garages always ask if your car is a diesel these days, to forewarn you of the consequences of not having it serviced properly - particularly cam belt - due to the need to rev the engine to the limiter to perform the emissions test. I.e. on your head be it.
Edited by: "anewman" 27th Aug 2013

Thts what you call lying to the customer to save your own aarse I have 7 years Audi service history so shut your mouth

anewman

But all garages get these types of customers. The decent garages always … But all garages get these types of customers. The decent garages always ask if your car is a diesel these days, to forewarn you of the consequences of not having it serviced properly - particularly cam belt - due to the need to rev the engine to the limiter to perform the emissions test. I.e. on your head be it.


I have 7 years Audi service history so shut your mouth

When the turbo was gone off of my car why would they suggest a service a rip off a complete joke

And after a service they wanted to then carry out a diagnostics lol

rizzy786786

I gave in my Audi a4 2005 for an mot in halfordsNow when I took my car in … I gave in my Audi a4 2005 for an mot in halfordsNow when I took my car in it was in a perfect condition but when I went to pick it up the man at the desk (andy) said ur car has failed MOT and we need to carry out a service which will cost £190 I agreed and said I will bring in the car tomorw for a service ....when I sat in the car the car let out black smoke so much Tht the road had smoke upon it now at first I thought it might be normal I tried to take it out but it got worse so I returned to the auto Center stating the problem as there was a cloud of black smoke but the man refused they had anything to do with it so I parked the car up in the car wash opposite the halfords Center and I told the man Tht I will not be carying out the service from them as they have messed up my car he just smirked and laughed which I considered a racist act as I am a Muslim with a beard later on I called an engineer which informed me Tht the engine was over revved which blew the turbo of my car And he said the auto Center should fix it for u but they wanted.nothing to do with it and refused Tht they done anything with the car and said this smoke problem was there when I drove the car in the auto Center ....I sed I'm not stupid Tht I'm gona bring a car Tht has a cloud of black smoke coming out of the exhaust for an mot ??????? I paid £800 for a new turbo and £200 for the fitting from a mechanic ....pure rip off



I'm laughing at you too. A turbo is not an item with an infinite life, they can break and it leads to big bills as you have found out. Blaming halfords for your turbo blowing is ridiculous. You have absolutely no proof that they did anything untoward, it purely sounds like coincidence. If you were that convinced that they caused the damage then you would have complained to head office including all your evidence.

Even more ridiculous is bringing religion in to it and accusing them of being racist because you didn't get your own way.

Why is being laughed at racism because you have a beard? Is this a joke post? If its not you clearly like to pull I'm a Muslim card so much you even do it when posting online on a deal site.

No wonder they was laughing. It was probably in disbelief of your attitude
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