With urgent calls for radical changes to reverse road death figures and ever increasing traffic levels, the professional and safety critical role of the MOT tester has never been more important.
Despite the obvious safety concerns, MOT test stations across the country are continually discovering ‘MOT horrors‘ that never fail to shock.
Even for those that aren’t mechanically minded, these images clearly illustrate the continued importance of the annual test and put the true value of the MOT into perspective.
Whilst working on a Ford Transit, Chris Baxter of D C Baxter Motors in Lincolnshire discovered a dangerous DIY repair job on a brake pad.
The owner had just driven ten miles to the garage, luckily without incident.
It’s likely that someone was unable to remove the disc to complete the job themselves and opted to bond a piece of wood to the backing plate, replacing the friction material.
The rear seat belts had been cut and stuck back together with paper staples.
Ian said: “I dread to think what the outcome would have been for the passenger if the vehicle was involved in a crash.”
Elsewhere, GW reader Col from Orpington, Kent discovered a shocking repair job on a car whilst carrying out an MOT.
The owner claimed the ‘body work’ had just be done, leaving Col shocked to say the least.
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