After 10 years of mumbling about it, we
had finally got organised and booked all 3 cars in for an MOT test on
the same date (The MOT test stands for Ministry Of Transport and is an
annual inspection of the condition of all aspects of the vehicle).
They were all due at different time of the year, and usually in winter when it is cold and miserable. Being England we went on a June summers day when it was cold, miserable, and wet!
We booked the cars in at the Cotswold MOT centre near to Steve Payne.
Miles the MOT tester must do the most MOT tests per year on Jensens. The trouble with doing so many he now knows where the the dodgy bits are!
As Chris was leaving to go for a few days in Scotland after the test he went in 1st.
Miles starts the test by checking under the bonnet for corrosion and noting the chassis number
He has a cracking bit of remote control kit that automatically tests the brakes for efficiency, and the suspension components for wear and play, which can be controlled from within the car.
Performing the brake efficiency test
The results are shown on a computer screen
There is a large mirror setup and the end of the workshop so he can check the lights are working
Steve was next up and and his car got a good dose of looking at from underneath.
And then on the brake tester
I was up last
And got a pass on my brakes
I'm surprised Miles still does Jensens as while taking one off the brake test rollers on day he gunned the throttle and the huge torque broke the rollers costing £2000 to repair!
All 3 cars passed which was good news. Chris's car was only tested 4 months ago, and mine had only done 350 miles since it's last test, so they should have been fine, but no matter how well you prepare for an MOT it is always a bit nerve wracking.
Well that's that for the next 12 months and just hoping for better weather next summer!