KWIK FIT MOT £22.00 ONLINE BOOKING ONLY
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KWIK FIT MOT £22.00 ONLINE BOOKING ONLY

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Posted 10th Oct
Just found a voucher for £5 off MOT which if you click certain time of the appointment it will only be £22 for which I have just paid.

Say what you want about KWIK FIT but having used many different branches never had an issue or them to sell me stuff i don’t need
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They failed mine on "expired air freshner"
Luckily they could supply me with another vannilaroma magic tree for £27.56.
Happy days.
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I think it all depends on the branch as to whether they find unnecessary faults. I've taken mine to halfords quite a few times and never had a problem. Sure they've found fault but never really given me any sell to fix it, what they've found is always a fault or advisory. They've always allowed me to fix it. Thinking about it, I was sitting in their reception waiting for my mot, they called a few customer's to say the mot was done, in most cases that was it, sometimes there was an advisory, and they would quote what it may cost to fix. Generally they said there was no need to hurry and definitely no hard sell.
Edited by: "compadre" 10th Oct
I've used ATS via groupon the past few years for a sub £20 MOT. Never had any issues but I always check the car over for faults first and ensure I get the MOT done month before it expires
manicmidlander10/10/2019 15:39

I've used ATS via groupon the past few years for a sub £20 MOT. Never had …I've used ATS via groupon the past few years for a sub £20 MOT. Never had any issues but I always check the car over for faults first and ensure I get the MOT done month before it expires



Why a month before it expires? If it fails, it's a failure, you don't still have a month to drive it around and fix.
compadre10/10/2019 15:36

I think it all depends on the branch as to whether they find unnecessary …I think it all depends on the branch as to whether they find unnecessary faults. I've taken mine to halfords quite a few times and never had a problem. Sure they've found fault but never really given me any sell to fix it, what they've found is always a fault or advisory. They've always allowed me to fix it. Thinking about it, I was sitting in their reception waiting for my mot, they called a few customer's to say the mot was done, in most cases that was it, sometimes there was an advisory, and they would quote what it may cost to fix. Generally they said there was no need to hurry and definitely no hard sell.


Same here. I would never take my car to Kwik Fit.
adam65910/10/2019 15:48

Same here. I would never take my car to Kwik Fit.


Must say I tend to think the same!
I've had both mine and my girlfriends car to the local quick fit for the cheap MOTs. Must admit I expected the worst but to be fair they have been great. Even found a broken exhaust hanger on my girlfriends car, said they could have tried to flog me a new part of the exhaust for over £150 but instead gave me a number of a local guy that could do a quick weld for £20. My local is on the A2 in Gillingham, kent, but would be surprised if they are all this honest. Anyway heat from me
Spaz10/10/2019 15:41

Why a month before it expires? If it fails, it's a failure, you don't …Why a month before it expires? If it fails, it's a failure, you don't still have a month to drive it around and fix.


Technically you shouldn't drive a failed car away from an MOT if its unroadworthy, but you also shouldn't drive a unroadworthy car to an MOT either

Giving yourself a month leave you time to arrange a repair or do it yourself, even if it means not using the car in the meantime
Edited by: "emoji47" 10th Oct
Cowboys.
Sure pay £58 for an MOT and I’ll pay £22 and we will have the same result. Maybe if you maintained your car you wouldn’t get any advisories.
dandoc210/10/2019 16:15

Every single Kwik fit?


Haven't met them all, but try them for yourself.
Don't use them if you car is an old banger - they'll come up with a list of failures longer than your arm.
jhw10/10/2019 16:24

Don't use them if you car is an old banger - they'll come up with a list …Don't use them if you car is an old banger - they'll come up with a list of failures longer than your arm.


Then your car is clearly
not road legal. So their comments are legit. End of.
Re. MOT test carried out one month prior to expiry date of existing MOT.

I think . . if the new MOT is a fail, that does not negate the validity of the already existing MOT certificate. Having said that, I wouldn't want to be stopped by the police if I was driving a car with one month's MOT life remaining on a car that had recently had a MOT 'Dangerous Fail' issued on it.
They failed mine on "expired air freshner"
Luckily they could supply me with another vannilaroma magic tree for £27.56.
Happy days.
dandoc210/10/2019 16:27

Then your car is clearlynot road legal. So their comments are legit. End …Then your car is clearlynot road legal. So their comments are legit. End of.



Although after the failure try taking it to a small local garage and get it MOT'd again - not mentioning the failure. They MOT it and come up with a few failures, but not the list from the first one - they fix them and pass it! It's debatable whether Kwik-Fit are over strict on interpreting when to pass/fail something - or the local garage is a bit lax.
jhw10/10/2019 16:49

Although after the failure try taking it to a small local garage and get …Although after the failure try taking it to a small local garage and get it MOT'd again - not mentioning the failure. They MOT it and come up with a few failures, but not the list from the first one - they fix them and pass it! It's debatable whether Kwik-Fit are over strict on interpreting when to pass/fail something - or the local garage is a bit lax.


The MOT has a point. Is your car safe and road legal. If you care about being told the truth rather than it being pushed through then get it done properly
dandoc210/10/2019 16:52

The MOT has a point. Is your car safe and road legal. If you care about …The MOT has a point. Is your car safe and road legal. If you care about being told the truth rather than it being pushed through then get it done properly


A car can pass MOT with summer tyres on during Winter making it road legal, doesn't mean it is safe.
What are you on about. Ultimately if you don’t like the deal don’t comment on it.

£22 is a cheap MOT if you car is legal and above board it will pass fine.
Kwik fit are (mostly) clowns, the bloke who runs the Acton branch could pass as Chabudy G in real life
jhw10/10/2019 16:49

Although after the failure try taking it to a small local garage and get …Although after the failure try taking it to a small local garage and get it MOT'd again - not mentioning the failure. They MOT it and come up with a few failures, but not the list from the first one - they fix them and pass it! It's debatable whether Kwik-Fit are over strict on interpreting when to pass/fail something - or the local garage is a bit lax.


As it's done online now surely the local garage will see the failure when they log on.
AnthHether00110/10/2019 16:29

Re. MOT test carried out one month prior to expiry date of existing MOT. …Re. MOT test carried out one month prior to expiry date of existing MOT. I think . . if the new MOT is a fail, that does not negate the validity of the already existing MOT certificate. Having said that, I wouldn't want to be stopped by the police if I was driving a car with one month's MOT life remaining on a car that had recently had a MOT 'Dangerous Fail' issued on it.


I think it does overrule the pre existing mot, not sure but I seem to remember seeing it somewhere.
Edited by: "compadre" 10th Oct
Boss price heat added
I find the Lincoln one on Newark Rd are great, never had a problem
Newcastle under lyme, Staffs - no issues and our car is 16 years old but well maintained!
Never again. Used different branches. All the same. Biggest con artists going.
If you took a brand new car in for an MOT some garages would find faults enough to fail an MOT. The best thing is to build up a relationship with a garage or mechanic before hand throughout the year. that you can trust and let them take it for an MOT. The new rules are stupid as a fail means you are not supposed to drive it out of the test station and they get the work. The old days of one month beforehand are useless.
Bargain our Tesla needs an MOT in two weeks, other than tyres there’s nothing they can fail it on and I know they are quite recent tyres
I’ve sat in the waiting area at Kwik Fit, I saw them tell a young girl she needs her brake pads replaced, but the great news is they guarantee them for life. Priced up a quote and then the girl mentioned she had her pads replaced there last time on the same car so would it be free? As quick as a flash, the guys response was you’ll need new discs aswell
Also, I paid for 2 Michelin tyres, they decided to fit 2 conti’s instead! I made them take them off. Morale of the story, I wouldn’t trust Kwik Fit personally
Edited by: "PMB1982" 11th Oct
MrMoonX10/10/2019 18:36

Bargain our Tesla needs an MOT in two weeks, other than tyres there’s n …Bargain our Tesla needs an MOT in two weeks, other than tyres there’s nothing they can fail it on and I know they are quite recent tyres


Lights, horn, wipers, washers, seatbelts etc.
Braking efficiency. Just a few.
Ps. Suspension etc!
dandoc2:

Then your car is clearly
not road legal. So their comments are legit. End of.

Sometimes it's very thin line between 'passed' and 'failed'...
Thanks for the post
compadre10/10/2019 17:28

As it's done online now surely the local garage will see the failure when …As it's done online now surely the local garage will see the failure when they log on. I think it does overrule the pre existing mot, not sure but I seem to remember seeing it somewhere.


Yes it does
compadre10/10/2019 19:08

Lights, horn, wipers, washers, seatbelts etc.Braking efficiency. Just a …Lights, horn, wipers, washers, seatbelts etc.Braking efficiency. Just a few. Ps. Suspension etc!



I’ve taken it to Halfords before and they did an MOT in about 15mins and commented saying they basically can’t inspect hardly any of the car and as long as the lights work etc and tyres are ok it will pass
MrMoonX10/10/2019 20:29

I’ve taken it to Halfords before and they did an MOT in about 15mins and c …I’ve taken it to Halfords before and they did an MOT in about 15mins and commented saying they basically can’t inspect hardly any of the car and as long as the lights work etc and tyres are ok it will pass


I think people don’t have a clue what is actually tested in an MOT. If you me car fails it must be either dodgy or you are just lazy for not maintaining it. I’ve used kwik fit every car for 11 years. No problems at all apart from I think I had under a slow puncture in a tyre which meant it was under inflated but sorted it for me.

Like people and SMART METERS. Anyone who doesn’t want on obviously has a few pieces short of a full set
Edited by: "dandoc2" 10th Oct
compadre10/10/2019 17:28

I think (the new MOT fail) does overrule the pre existing mot, not sure …I think (the new MOT fail) does overrule the pre existing mot, not sure but I seem to remember seeing it somewhere.


The following article deals with the topic, but the article still doesn't address the crucially pertinent question of 'Does an MOT failure *for any reason* render the vehicle 'unroadworthy' in the eye of the law'? >>> bennetts.co.uk/bik…ole
I don't see why anybody would want to chance it with Kwik Fit and their reputation (see Watchdog a couple of years ago) when for half a tank of petrol more, you can go to a council run MOT centre and have it done totally impartially
Spaz10/10/2019 15:41

Why a month before it expires? If it fails, it's a failure, you don't …Why a month before it expires? If it fails, it's a failure, you don't still have a month to drive it around and fix.


actually that's not true. it's only if it's a dangerous fault or a "fix now" fault. otherwise if you still do have an MOT cert you can still drive even with a new MOT that's a failure. Again, only if it's a dangerous fix now fault.

Driving a vehicle that’s failedYou can take your vehicle away if:

  • your current MOT certificate is still valid
  • no ‘dangerous’ problems were listed in the MOT
Otherwise, you’ll need to get it repaired before you can drive.

If you can take your vehicle away, it must still meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times.

gov.uk/get…est
Edited by: "sirsmokesalot" 10th Oct
sirsmokesalot10/10/2019 22:46

Driving a vehicle that’s failed, you can take your vehicle away if:your c …Driving a vehicle that’s failed, you can take your vehicle away if:your current MOT certificate is still valid . . . the vehicle must still meet the minimum standards of roadworthiness at all times.https://www.gov.uk/getting-an-mot/after-the-test


I think the above is where a 'grey area' lies.

A car passing its MOT declares the vehicle as 'meeting the minimum standards of roadworthiness' (at the time of the test). Therefore, by definition, a fail (ANY fail, even with a 'minor defect') defines the car as 'not meeting the minimum standard of roadworthiness' (confirmed by the detail of 'roadworthy' in the above mentioned .gov website). That fail is immediately recorded on the national DVSA database. In which case, driving the vehicle away from the test centre (having failed the MOT, albeit with a 'minor defect') renders the driver vulnerable to being stopped by the police, with the potential of being prosecuted for the defect that caused the vehicle to fail the MOT. (However, the driver could not be prosecuted for having no MOT, because the previous year's certificate still has (up to one month) before it expires.)
Waste of £22 as you'll likely get a FAIL.

What do they sell guys ...
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