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Date: 5 Apr 1998 11:43:57 GMT
From: "Robert Clark" <>
Subject: 'MOT' (re servicing in UK)

MOT (pronounced emm-oh-tee) is short for Ministry of Transport (Test), and refers to the annual inspection every car over three years old in the UK must pass. It then gets an MOT Certificate, which lasts for one year. The main points checked are brakes, lights and steering, but tyres (tires) and bodywork are also covered, as well as CO emissions. The MOT is carried out by licenced (licensed to you) mechanics in regular car repair firms, who charge a fee and pass a proportion back to the Ministry. There are similar systems in other European countries, but in the two I have experience of (Sweden and Spain) the testing is done at official testing stations. Hope this helps. Robert Clark (Saab 900 MY1990 16-v 3-door auto) (Saab 900 MY 1985 8-v 3 door 5-speed manual) David <> wrote in article <>... | Here's what kindly describe M.O.T. so that we in the western side may | input?

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