Quantcast
Latest MoT Results REVEALED: What is your car likely to fail on? | No thanks
Ask a Question

What's your question? Search here

My MoT failed to pick up bald tyres and then it blew on the motorway - what do I do?
On March 29 my car passed its MoT with advisories on the exhaust and rear bushes. Today my tyre blew while driving and I had to call the AA. The recovery driver was disgusted at state of my tyre and wondered why I was driving with it so bald. On inspection, the opposite side was just as bad. He was even more shocked when I showed him my MoT certificate. I know an MoT can't pick up all issues but surely my tyres would be an advisory. What should I do?

Asked on 20 April 2017 by Zoe

Answered by Honest John
That is very surprising and should be reported to the DVSA so that DVSA inspectors can surreptitiously check up on the MoT testing station. Use this on-line form: www.gov.uk/government/publications/complain-about-.../
Dear Honest John,

Please help me choose my next car. I would like it to have:
    Select a few terms below
Similar questions
Yesterday my wife's Toyota iQ got a puncture, fortunately I was in the car with her. The car has no spare wheel so I tried to use the Toyota-supplied mini...
My local tyre fitters have said they may be able to plug the nail hole in my 245/35 R18 runflat Bridgestone tyre for £16.99. Is it worth trying or should...
Related links
Looking for a garage you can trust? Honest John's Good Garage Guide has thousands of reader recommended garages, plus how-to guides and tips on servicing.
From choosing the right tyre to what to do when it goes wrong - we have the answers.
 

Ask Honest John

Value my car

Amount to borrow
Sorry. The minimum loan amount is £1000
To pay back over

My credit score

Best available rate 9.20%

Total repayment £9,304.93

Total cost of credit £1,804.93

£155.08

60 monthly payments

Apply now

Representative example

The Representative APR is 13.2% (fixed) so if you borrow £7,500 over 4 years at a rate of 13.2% p.a (fixed) you will repay £199.21 per month and repay £9562.20 in total.