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MOT passed for another year, and got it for 45. Now for a set of tyres, that will be more than 45
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MOT passed for another year, and got it for 45. Now for a set of tyres, that will be more than 45
Try Blackcircles they seem to be quite competitive?
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yup 4 x Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 185/55 R15 V (82) better than the EfficientGrip ones for braking in the wet..have to think of the caravan as well
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yup 4 x Goodyear EfficientGrip Performance 185/55 R15 V (82) better than the EfficientGrip ones for braking in the wet..have to think of the caravan as well
They seem to be consistently good regardless of size across all parameters.
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The performance ones have an A for braking in the wet and the slightly cheaper ones had a C... 20 difference. Safety has no price
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Mot today(59 plate), passed! Yey, tester asked before he even saw the car "can you open all the doors and boot by their handles?" Do you think he knows something, and yes all handles present and working, advisory minor leak on exhaust, I'll have a look but cannot hear anything.
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That's good news John.

It beggars belief though, that some owners would even take their car to an MoT test with a missing door handle. It isn't rocket science....or perhaps it is.

Last year while my Saab was being MoT'd, the tester after he'd finished with my car, politely informed the owner of the next car in that he'd failed the test before he'd even started it. Private plate with mis-spaced numbers/letters. The bloke looked at him in disbelief when the tester told him to go away and put legal plates on the car.
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Last year while my Saab was being MoT'd, the tester after he'd finished with my car, politely informed the owner of the next car in that he'd failed the test before he'd even started it. Private plate with mis-spaced numbers/letters. The bloke looked at him in disbelief when the tester told him to go away and put legal plates on the car.
Excellent!

After leaving the RN, I had a job locally with a car-parts distribution firm. I was a delivery driver, but had other stuff to do as well. One of those, was making up number plates.

We had a policy of ONLY making them as per the standard spacing system. We put the letters on a jig, and the jig system was graduated to place the letters in the correct place. Each letter is the same dimension except the letter I or the number 1. The spaces between each letter/number is defined and MUST be correct.

We have a Yaris Hybrid now, and the number plates aren't quite right. They've been on the car since brand new and it's just passed its first MOT.

The problem is that there's insufficient space above the letters/numbers to the top of the plate. They've put their company name too big at the bottom. There's only a 2mm space at the top of the characters.

https://www.gov.uk/government/upload...ber-plates.pdf

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Coincidentally, one of my neighbours, her Father has just had his personal number plate permanently withdrawn from him by the DVLA. Apparently, he had been stopped by the police on 3 occasions in one year for having a deliberatly mis spaced number plate. I have little sympathy lol!

As for the dealership logo being on the plate, I swapped the dealer supplied plates for new ones shortly after purchase. As long as they have the legal postcode from the supplier on them and they meet BS145d, that's all that matters. I have no desire whatsoever to provide free mobile advertising in any form for any dealership, so stickers out of back windows as well.
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Coincidentally, one of my neighbours, her Father has just had his personal number plate permanently withdrawn from him by the DVLA. Apparently, he had been stopped by the police on 3 occasions in one year for having a deliberatly mis spaced number plate. I have little sympathy lol!

As for the dealership logo being on the plate, I swapped the dealer supplied plates for new ones shortly after purchase. As long as they have the legal postcode from the supplier on them and they meet BS145d, that's all that matters. I have no desire whatsoever to provide free mobile advertising in any form for any dealership, so stickers out of back windows as well.
The wife's car, the 500, has a private plate, but is correctly spaced with all the legal info, we too are not into advertising re the rear window, other than the Fiat forum decal, of course.
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I always take the stickers out. I was thinking of getting my own ones made
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I always take the stickers out. I was thinking of getting my own ones made
You just need someone with a vinyl cutting machine, many serious craters have one like my wife has.
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I always take the stickers out. I was thinking of getting my own ones made
I personally just cannot stand anything sticker related, anything at all, dealership stickers, charity stickers etc, clogging up windows, there's just no need for it to be honest. My special pet hate these days, are car owners out there who think its somehow 'clever' keeping an old tax disc in the window that has no relevance or purpose whatsoever these days on any modern car. Classic cars, yes, I get it and they look absolutely part of the car's make up.
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Tax disc in my car has long gone, but my other half still has his displayed in his car. He is not trying to be clever- honestly, he just doesn't know its still there! He is a guy who can barely remember that car has four wheels so stickers and discs are not even registering! ...and of course, the dealership sticker is still there

Mind you, his car ever needed one DPF sensor, 5 new tyres and one new battery in 8 years, my pampered cheap Fiats and Renaults needed much, much, much more... So who is better off!
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3 of the 5 top reasons for failure are lights/electrical, tyres, and driver visibility. Obviously plenty of idiots not checking these basic things before the test. My 500 went through 3 MoTs without any advisories.
I confess I have 2 stickers on my windscreen. My local council issues a tax disc size sticker to allow you to use their tip, so that lives where the tax disc would, in the bottom corner so it only blocks the view of a bit of the bonnet. My National Trust car park sticker sits behind the rear view mirror and is almost invisible to the driver. You can tell I live life in the fast lane.....
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