Redcar Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.



 
Redcar.forumHomeRegisterLog in

 

 The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues

Go down 
+32
rick
notwal
joemaxi
ArrJudd
annj
moaner
magpie
stranger
Del
simmo
George Sand
emi
Copey
oldtimer
Almack
benstack
YIDDO
joelh.connie
shreddie-eddie
pen5
Kalliopi
JCB
alun303
redpete
edradour
ff
slicer
Nonnymouse
GGSS
dozza
jooli
auguste1
36 posters
Go to page : Previous  1 ... 19 ... 34, 35, 36  Next
AuthorMessage
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun Mar 28, 2021 2:35 pm

My daughter has a van that she uses for her self-employment and it was on it's extended MOT because of the lockdown. She tried to book it in to a garage near her but they were chocka for weeks ahead so she asked me if I could book it in somewhere here.
I did that and got a very quick booking. The van failed its MOT on a couple of small things so she booked it into the same garage to get them fixed and retested a few days later.

Off she went - and broke down the next day (a Friday) and rang Green Flag to get the van taken to a garage on the back of a trailer.

She rang me and I arranged for her to get the van taken to the bloke who does my repairs, servicing, etc as he said he'd look at it asap.

In the meantime, my daughter rang the original MOT garage and told them what had happened and was told that she should get the mechanic to fix both problems as they were on the same issue.
So... the arranged repair and retest were cancelled.

The van arrived and was fixed the same day but the MOT place was closed on Saturday so my nice mechanic took the van to the MOT place at 8am on the Monday to have it retested asap as my daughter had already had to cancel a day's work.

Once she knew it was at the MOT place she and asked when it would be ready and was told (grumpily) that they were busy but would fit it in at 4.15 pm that day and they closed at 4.30 so she'd need to get it quickly.

We went to pick it up at 4pm to make sure that all was well and it was ready so we got the MOT certificate and off we went.

This is where the story gets interesting...
My daughter has a dashcam that's activated by movement so she checked it.
The van had been dropped off at the MOT garage at 8am. At 8.20 someone from the garage had moved it out onto the road and had been talking to someone through the van window and called my daughter some really nasty names - every second word was a c or f word -and said that she had cancelled the repair and now expected it to be retested by them. Another voice starts calling her names and says that it won't be done.

He was right. As far as we can see it wasn't done!
The van was not moved again and no one had been in it until we picked it (and the MOT certificate) up just after 4pm. It was parked on a very busy road fifty yards or more from the MOT garage unit. Apart from other checks, to test a bulb that had been replaced someone would have had to have been in the cab to turn it on.
It had not been retested as far as we could make out and it had sat there all day and my daughter had lost a day's wages just out of spite.
We will not be going back there and we are considering what the next step should be.
Trading standards?


Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun Mar 28, 2021 3:11 pm

I think the Driver and vehicle standards agency is the better route as they have more teeth in the case of MOT's.

I was in an MOT Garage once several years ago when they came to make a spot inspection and the garage owner , quite reputable , nearly wet himself when they turned up !
Back to top Go down
Kalliopi
Admin
Kalliopi

Posts : 9973
Join date : 2008-09-27
Location : By the sea

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeTue Mar 30, 2021 9:18 pm

GGSS that's shocking, I hope she is taking it further thumbdown

______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter don't mind. And those that mind don't matter.
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 12:10 am

Incidentally, my daughter knew that it would fail first time as she knew that the rear brake light bulb had gone and she knew that a front fog light bulb had gone too. On her way to the MOT garage she ran out of water in the windscreen washer so that would be a fail as well. She also knew that there was a problem with the steering and she wanted to use the MOT as a way to find out what needed to be done to fix it. She knew all this but there was no mention of it failing for the fog light bulb or the lack of washer fluid either.
When she picked it up after the retest the fog light was still not working and there was still nothing in the w/w.
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 7:05 pm

The front fog light is not part of the MOT - except in fairly new vehicles.
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeWed Mar 31, 2021 8:08 pm

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]

Nonnymouse, auguste1 and Copey like this post

Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2021 7:32 pm

Anyone got a Tesla ?

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
slicer
Member
slicer

Posts : 5103
Join date : 2014-09-21

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2021 7:39 pm

They couldn’t put the fire out, took 4 hours and 20,000 gallons of water. Seems the lithium in the batteries kept reigniting. o
Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun Apr 18, 2021 7:47 pm

Another reason not to buy a battery car ( don't tell PG though )
Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeThu Apr 29, 2021 10:27 pm

Tesco carwash !!

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun May 23, 2021 11:06 pm

Drove along the A14 today which is the link road from the M11 to the A1 and the M1. Dual carriageway three lanes motorway standard , average speed cameras and safety cameras on every gantry to change speed limits and catch bad driving.
A half wit decided to travel the full length of the road in the middle land at 67 mph oblivious to the two miles of traffic she had caused behind her by reducing a three lane road to what was effectively one lane.
I only hope the gantry cameras caught her and a summons is in the post.

redpete likes this post

Back to top Go down
redpete
Member


Posts : 1039
Join date : 2009-06-29
Location : dorset

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon May 24, 2021 1:23 pm

I think the days of having an inside lane and overtaking lanes are gone, very few take notice of this now.
I think we should change to the USA system where you predominantly stay in the same lane and are allowed to over or undertake depending on traffic conditions.
We drove up north last week and on the 4 lane motorways, it was the 3rd lane that seemed to get the lane hoggers. the inside lane was virtually empty Lane 2 had the lorries and lane 4 the usual rep mobiles. The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 2518858622 wheee
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 07, 2021 6:20 pm

Be careful where you park...
[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
Kalliopi
Admin
Kalliopi

Posts : 9973
Join date : 2008-09-27
Location : By the sea

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 07, 2021 6:24 pm

I have just watched that on the news, that was one cross farmer. I think it will cost him dearly thinking

______________________________________________________________________________________________________
Be who you are and say what you feel. Because those that matter don't mind. And those that mind don't matter.
Back to top Go down
slicer
Member
slicer

Posts : 5103
Join date : 2014-09-21

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jun 07, 2021 7:40 pm

Kalliopi likes this post

Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeTue Jun 22, 2021 3:53 pm

New grade of petrol on the way.

[You must be registered and logged in to see this link.]
Back to top Go down
dozza
Member
dozza

Posts : 3156
Join date : 2008-09-27
Location : redcar

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 8:12 pm

Maybe a daft question, but when they bring in this new greener petrol (e10) later in the year, will they still be making/selling the old mix?(e5)
Back to top Go down
slicer
Member
slicer

Posts : 5103
Join date : 2014-09-21

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 9:06 pm

Yup 👍👍👍
Back to top Go down
auguste1
Member
auguste1

Posts : 9707
Join date : 2010-03-30
Location : Where else?

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 05, 2021 10:31 pm

There is some debate as to whether it is actually greener because of the damage to the rain forest caused by farmers wanting to grow oil as a cash crop .
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeMon Jul 12, 2021 9:21 pm

The "Travellers" are camped up in Majuba road car park
.I wonder if they pay the car park fees.
Back to top Go down
dozza
Member
dozza

Posts : 3156
Join date : 2008-09-27
Location : redcar

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeTue Jul 13, 2021 7:41 pm

Thought there was a dispersal order on majuba road car park, police must be scared of the scruffy toe rags
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 14, 2021 7:26 pm

The MOT tester that upset my daughter got shut down. He's back up and running now but it cost him a bit to do so.

I took my car to get serviced at Jonathan Green's place in Warrenby yesterday (Next to Drew's on the right just before the scrappy) and he checked whether my MOT was due. It was due today! I thought it wasn't due until October.

He checked it over after servicing it and did what needed doing and then took it and had it tested for me.
Absolutely brilliant service every time I go there. He's reasonable when it comes to £££s as well.
I recommend him without reservation.

Back to top Go down
dozza
Member
dozza

Posts : 3156
Join date : 2008-09-27
Location : redcar

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeWed Jul 14, 2021 8:32 pm

There’s a lot of good one man bands down there, I take my van to Blacky’s for servicing and testing, he gets it tested, puts it right and tested again, 👍
Back to top Go down
dozza
Member
dozza

Posts : 3156
Join date : 2008-09-27
Location : redcar

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSat Jul 17, 2021 7:06 am

Well done BT, one of there manhole covers collapsed on Redcar lane, awkward place just near Aske road, instead of putting four way traffic lights up like our clown council would of done, they  put bollards and signs up and the traffic flowed freely, took a week to repair but it’s done now
Back to top Go down
GGSS
Member


Posts : 7128
Join date : 2009-06-13

The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitimeSun Jul 25, 2021 7:12 pm

I took my car to Flory's in the boro to get the aircon sorted as there was a leak from one of the pipes at the rear.The "expert" said it would cost thousands to replace the pipework as it is specialist stuff.
I asked him just to blank the rear aircon so that I could use the front only.
He said it would be very expensive to do because it was difficult and would invlove removing a lot of stuff to do it "half the engine" was how he put it.

I took it to Jonny at Warrenby and he fitted a blank for me and did it just by putting the car on the ramps and removing a multi-pipe block and replacing it with one that had a blank in it. Half an hour - done!
I then took it to Peirson street garage and they checked for leaks and re-gassed it and then I drove home in comfort in temps nearing 30.
"Expert" wassock!

slicer likes this post

Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Empty
PostSubject: Re: The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues   The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues - Page 35 Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
The Coast Road discussion & other Motoring Issues
Back to top 
Page 35 of 36Go to page : Previous  1 ... 19 ... 34, 35, 36  Next

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Redcar Forum :: Local Topics :: Town Crier-
Jump to: