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- May 15, 2018 at 11:45 am #158107
Mike Ruff, GW editorKeymaster
Independent garages have spoken out against the actions of an ex-mechanic that logged MOT passes for cars that he had “tested” at owner’s homes by acc
[See the full post at: Fake MOT tester: More should have been done, GW readers say]May 15, 2018 at 1:02 pm #158128
I’ve said it on here before, MOT stations should not be allowed to repair vehicles they test! simple, this would raise standards of testing and repair, proven in Europe. fact. further to this making the system internet based was always going to lead to fraudulent use, the old system of BT land line although very slow, ensured that the vehicle was logged on and off at the registered test station, giving the station a good idea of who was doing what. with the new system it does not matter how good the station management are a rouge tester can slip a test in via his phone almost without question. can you then blame the station, I think not.May 15, 2018 at 4:23 pm #158134
As a responsible Mot station; we are not looking to feed more work into our workshops but to ensure that vehicles are safe to be on the road. After all, I wouldn’t want myself, my family or anyone else to be involved in an accident caused by a dangerous vehicle losing control and hitting them.
If we come across one it is far better to be given the chance to be repaired there and then and NOT driven away to be repaired elsewhere.
I am sure there are many more like us with integrity.May 15, 2018 at 4:42 pm #158136
Mot stations are not checked on like they used to be back in the 80s and 90s when I ran a mot station,you would have atleast 4 visits a year from the vehicle examener and the equivelant to happy shoppers who would just call in without a phone call,in York alone we have two mot stations who just print out mot certification with out checking the cars for there fellow traders and friends,this is a fact.