Testing, testing…[updated]

My car has it’s biennial NCT test today. I’ve checked the oil and water levels and they’re ok. The tire pressure is fine. My only concern is the headlights alignment. Last time the car nearly failed on that. Let’s hope it doesn’t fail this time around!

Wish me luck :)

Update: Unfortunately the car failed to pass the test. Some of the reasons were downright ridiculous.

1. The registration plates failed because they are required to have both the European logo and the county the car was registered in. Cars older than 1991 can have neither or both, but not only one. My rear plate has only one! Seriously, this test is supposed to make sure the car is safe to drive. How does only having one of the two pieces of information above make the car any less safe? It doesn’t!

2. The indicator light on the front drivers side has a small hole in it. The light still works perfectly because there is a second layer of protection from mist, water and dirt. The reason it needs to be changed is apparently because a child could hurt themselves if they stuck their finger in the hole. Oh come on! There are 100’s of other places on the car where a child could hurt themselves.

Anyway, I’ve got most of the replacment parts needed. Now all I got to do is put them on the car. Shouldn’t take too long or cost too much…. I hope :)

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