Strap yourselves in wannabe petrol heads. With the help of money saving expert, Martin Lewis, Book Theory Test Today is hitting the road with 50 top tips that will cut your motoring costs. Tune in each & every week for a new tip and remember to share with friends and family and slash the cost of motoring.
This week weâ€™re looking at hidden MOT test centres. Did you know? There are council-run MOT test centres all over Britain, which have no vested interest in failing you because they donâ€™t do repairs.
Cut the Cost of Motoring Tip #5 â€“ Use hidden MOT test centres
Book Theory Test Today says: â€œAhhh the MOT, that yearly bank balance buster. While itâ€™s not the actual MOT test thatâ€™s mega expensive, because itâ€™s fixed at Â£54.85 for cars, itâ€™s the repairs required that cost you should your vehicle fail.â€
The problem is a minority of MOT test centres are likely to fail you. Why? Surely thatâ€™s bad practice. True, but for these unscrupulous facilities it â€˜paysâ€™ for them to fail you.
Itâ€™s not uncommon to hear stories where cars have gone in for an MOT test, in perfect working order, only for the vehicle owner to be told that their car has failed the test. Rogue traders anyone?
A fail means a repair bill and unfortunately there are test centres out there that will invent problems in order to squeeze more cash out of you. This is common practice when dealing with individuals who know little about cars.
So, if youâ€™ve been a victim of â€˜dodgy Daveâ€™ down at your local MOT test centre, Martin Lewis reveals an extensive list of facilities that give your vehicle the best chance of passing an MOT and help you slash the cost of motoring.
Thousands of drivers swear by Martin Lewisâ€™ tips, saying that the results have helped them to reduce the cost of motoring.
One success story from the Money Saving Expert website reads:
â€œMy usual garage said to make it pass its MOT, repairs would cost almost Â£1,000. Following the article, I took it to the council test centre instead and it passed without any work needed.â€
Why is it worth it?
Book Theory Test Today says: â€œConsidering that almost 40% of vehicles fail an MOT at the first attempt, seeking out a test centre where itâ€™s more likely to pass will cut the cost of motoring.â€
What can I do to prevent MOT test failure?
Check the basics as itâ€™s often the simplest problem that results in MOT test failure. For instance, 19% of failures are as a result of a blown light bulb and 8% fail because of the tyres.
If you donâ€™t know what to check, ask a friend or relative. Itâ€™s worth getting avoidable problems fixed if you want to cut the cost of motoring.
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