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cactikid

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Sorry to say vws are a car for extras,have you found out if timing belt was done? A quick visible look in through wheels one can see bad discs and worh out pads.I have found out our nct are not true to how good a car is.
 

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Sorry Ian some garages like finding extra work ie you go in for a tyre and come out with new brakes and an exhaust all of which maybe unnecessary. What is on my mind is is this car has 12 Months MOT yet he needs two rear tyres now that is odd dont you think?.

I'm only thinking they need new tyres as the back tyres was an advisory on the MOT. The tread on them is superb but the walls are starting to crack.
 

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I know what your saying @miggy but if you bought a cheapy i personally would like to know it was not a death trap so i would want a reputable garage to find faults if they were there. To be honest i wouldnt buy a cheapy in the first place as i need to know what my wife and grandkids go in is safe and reliable ;) An MOT is not a a guarantee as they can be hooky.
 

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I'm only thinking they need new tyres as the back tyres was an advisory on the MOT. The tread on them is superb but the walls are starting to crack.
That could be due to under inflated tyres m8. A cracked tyre could and would turn into a gash at high motorway speeds so stay safe and get them changed. A good service would iron out any mechanical faults like brakes, fluid levels and general wear and tear and then you are safely good to go. Great little car by the way.
 

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That could be due to under inflated tyres m8. A cracked tyre could and would turn into a gash at high motorway speeds so stay safe and get them changed. A good service would iron out any mechanical faults like brakes, fluid levels and general wear and tear and then you are safely good to go. Great little car by the way.

Yeah the tyres are worrying me a little, so those are top priority. I'm not planning on any motor way trips til they are sorted. The brakes had to be done by the last owner a it failed its MOT for them so I know they've been done.
 

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Yeah the tyres are worrying me a little, so those are top priority. I'm not planning on any motor way trips til they are sorted. The brakes had to be done by the last owner a it failed its MOT for them so I know they've been done.
Nice mileage on it though.It will do that again if you keep up with the services.👍😉
 

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Sorry Ian some garages like finding extra work ie you go in for a tyre and come out with new brakes and an exhaust all of which maybe unnecessary. What is on my mind is is this car has 12 Months MOT yet he needs two rear tyres now that is odd dont you think?.
Once the car is used means first check regularly Used Car Check. It is perfectly understand the car condition.
The DVLA MOT check is a yearly trial of vehicle security, road Worthiness and fuel emissions required in the United Kingdom for most vehicles, more than three years of age. It is better to make a free online car history check, before you try to buy a used car.
 

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Once the car is used means first check regularly Used Car Check. It is perfectly understand the car condition.
The DVLA MOT check is a yearly trial of vehicle security, road Worthiness and fuel emissions required in the United Kingdom for most vehicles, more than three years of age. It is better to make a free online car history check, before you try to buy a used car.
I will see if I can find a good mechanic to check it over then sweetie.🤔😉
 

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Yeah the tyres are worrying me a little, so those are top priority. I'm not planning on any motor way trips til they are sorted. The brakes had to be done by the last owner a it failed its MOT for them so I know they've been done.
You cannot easily identify any internal issues in a car which can’t be easily diagnosed. MOT test checks for everything such as structure of the car, vehicle exhaust systems and all mechanical parts to make sure all cars running in the UK roads are safe. When you do a car MOT check, you will get to know about any potential threats in a car which could make you shell out the money later.
 
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