cars first MOT due in september, but playing on my mind already

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Found 29th Jun 2010
as its my first car and it will be due its first MOT im not sure what date its meant to be done by. is it the registration date? also it will be going in for a full service at the same time. its a fiesta st and will be going into a main dealer for the work. anyone know roughly what this will cost? and is there anything i can do to it myself to keep the costs of any work needed down?

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yeah it has to have an MOT by the date of registration + 1 year. If you check all the bulbs, check the tyres (1.6mm tread depth across more than 2/3 of the tyre), it should be fine. If its a brand new car, it shoudlnt need too much!

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Sheep87;8940057

yeah it has to have an MOT by the date of registration + 1 year. If you … yeah it has to have an MOT by the date of registration + 1 year. If you check all the bulbs, check the tyres (1.6mm tread depth across more than 2/3 of the tyre), it should be fine. If its a brand new car, it shoudlnt need too much!



i think its about due a new front drivers side tyre as its very close to the limit, all the others are fine. if it needs any work doing would they just do it then bill me or inform me of anything first?

Get them to ring you before they do anything. If the tyre needs replacing, do it beforehand as you will be charged a lot more at the main dealer. Replace all the wipers unless they look brand new as they will do this anyway and charge you a tenner for each when you get them for £3 each at an independent parts shop.

donna-lou;8940105

i think its about due a new front drivers side tyre as its very close to … i think its about due a new front drivers side tyre as its very close to the limit, all the others are fine. if it needs any work doing would they just do it then bill me or inform me of anything first?



I would get the front tyre changed before hand and any other things you think it could fail on before the test so you can avoid having to take it back within fourteen days for a re-test, this is usually free but i've heard of some garages charging a fee for a re-test ( make sure you ask before hand ) and no the garage wil not do any repairs before they are given the go ahead as you dont have to have any work carried out by them you can go elsewhere !:thumbsup:
Good luck

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Jonsend;8940155

Get them to ring you before they do anything. If the tyre needs … Get them to ring you before they do anything. If the tyre needs replacing, do it beforehand as you will be charged a lot more at the main dealer. Replace all the wipers unless they look brand new as they will do this anyway and charge you a tenner for each when you get them for £3 each at an independent parts shop.



they look new to me so hopefully that will be ok

i would also take it to a niationwide garage for a free break check - that way they can check if your breaks are close to needing checking

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shopstilldrops;8940194

I would get the front tyre changed before hand and any other things you … I would get the front tyre changed before hand and any other things you think it could fail on before the test so you can avoid having to take it back within fourteen days for a re-test, this is usually free but i've heard of some garages charging a fee for a re-test ( make sure you ask before hand ) and no the garage wil not do any repairs before they are given the go ahead as you dont have to have any work carried out by them you can go elsewhere !:thumbsup:Good luck



im going to get my brother to check see what he thinks as my fella reckons its fine :? why do tyres have to cost so much!

cheers everyone

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Sheep87;8940212

i would also take it to a niationwide garage for a free break check - … i would also take it to a niationwide garage for a free break check - that way they can check if your breaks are close to needing checking



i dont know if i have one of them close by, but will bear it in mind and try find out

you can get the test done 28days before the due date and if you take your log book or test certificate with you the garage will post date your certificate to the due date better than leaving it till the last day

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ninegt;8941938

you can get the test done 28days before the due date and if you take your … you can get the test done 28days before the due date and if you take your log book or test certificate with you the garage will post date your certificate to the due date better than leaving it till the last day



i think im going to try get it done end of august but the car was registered on the 15th september i think, so hopefully they will add the fortnight on

donna-lou;8942187

i think im going to try get it done end of august but the car was … i think im going to try get it done end of august but the car was registered on the 15th september i think, so hopefully they will add the fortnight on



They will defo add the two weeks on, just make sure you tell them before hand. As for tyres try:

[url]www.blackcircles.co.uk[/url]

or

[url]www.tyreshopper.co.uk[/url]

for cheaper tyres than the likes of national, kwick fit etc. As for the free brake check, don't bother, the only reason they offer it for free is so that they can try to get you to get them done (why else would it be free??) they wll tell you it will defo fail it's MOT and is not really safe to be driven. Whereas, on the MOT test they will put it on a rolling road (not just a visual inspection) and physically measure the effectiveness of your brakes.

it seems nobody has said this - for a normal private car, you will not need an MOT until it reaches it's third birthday.

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Sheep87;8940057

yeah it has to have an MOT by the date of registration + 1 year. If you … yeah it has to have an MOT by the date of registration + 1 year. If you check all the bulbs, check the tyres (1.6mm tread depth across more than 2/3 of the tyre), it should be fine. If its a brand new car, it shoudlnt need too much!


3 years actually! :thinking:

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scrumpypaul;8943163

it seems nobody has said this - for a normal private car, you will not … it seems nobody has said this - for a normal private car, you will not need an MOT until it reaches it's third birthday.



my car will be 3 in september, was registered in 2007 :thumbsup:
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