Let me say first of all, I want no credit for this. But I would like to thank kneale81 for the post 2 years ago (now marked as expired). The reason for reposting is to make people aware who may have missed that old post. I have just put a 12 year old Focus into my local Council MOT centre, somewhat reluctantly since advice from two other garages was basically dont even bother (God I hate some mechanics). Lo and behold, apart from a £20 link arm it flew through. Since they don't do any remedial work, there's no pressure and no bull. Fees may vary but mine was £37 with a free retest, but do check with your centre before you book. Thanks again kneale81, I owe you.