pbar wrote:andyd wrote:others and will advise rather than fail.
Depends if you get a 'good' one or not
Mine is lenient (i.e. uses real world common sense) with classic vehicles. I have a good relationship with them, but they do know that I will do any required jobs which they tell me to, as long as you keep up your side of the bargain by doing so then you will get the best out of the tester. Anything serious and they will fail it though of course.
A tenner may help sway the result
My MOT tester is also the mechanic that does all the jobs I can't or dare to touch
I usually leave the car with them if it can be fixed within a day or two.