That time of year again today – the dreaded MOT!
I didn’t know of anything obviously wrong with the car apart from a very minor niggle – needed some new windscreen wiper blades. So I got a new pair yesterday. After picking my lads up from school we got to work on giving the old car a good wash. I know it’s not going to make a difference to whether it passes or not, but I always do it anyway!
And that was all the preparation work I did. Not much eh?!! Now the only thing I was worried about was those big fat tyres I fitted last September. They do stick out at the sides a tiny amount and I wouldn’t have been surprised at all to have it fail on that. It’s a common problem for people fitting bigger tyres to have to add some wheel arch extensions.
Anyway, I sat eagerly by the phone all day waiting for the call which came through at 14:30 – PASSED! It’s always a great feeling and especially when the car is 14 years old. So that’s 2 years in a row it’s sailed through. I did however receive an advisory notice this year telling me that the centre piece of the exhaust had a slight leak. Something for me to worry about next year unless it opens up before. But it’s not been a bad day!