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« on: April 04, 2009, 10:55:47 AM »
does anybody by or around me have a recovery truck i could borrow for the day?long shot but cant for the life of me find anybody that does rental for them!



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« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 12:06:41 PM »
Your not going to find rental, they cost a lot and the rental market would be limited. They would never make money.

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« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 12:58:50 PM »
theres a place n london but................................

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« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 13:57:11 PM »
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theres a place n london but................................

That's 160 miles before you even set off to get the car....  Gona run to a two day rental... So by the time you have rental paid for and the 320 miles collecting and returning + 320miles for your m8 to take you to get it... that's 640 miles of fuel already.. Sounds uneconomical to me      at least £90 of fuel without even adding on the travel for the car.

I doubt your getting change from £100/day rental .....




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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 16:15:16 PM »
sounds like its gonna be cheaper to chance it and drive it back with no mot/tax.  .what to do..?

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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 16:50:19 PM »
Can you not hire a trailer, that's a lot cheaper...........

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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 17:30:50 PM »
I`d offer to help mate but I`m flat out atm between carpentry and cars.

Didnt Ade @ FastFord pick a xr2 from scotland awhile back? Sure he drove it back with no tax/mot, he just had it booked it in for mot that day incase the 5 0 pulled him.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 17:32:28 PM »
yeah but the car i need to tow with is in scotland.i only want to go there once because of the mileage and fuel cost.dont know anybody who has a tow bar on there car in my social group.

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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2009, 17:33:45 PM »
im pretty sure the mot satation has to be local or there would be all sorts of peeps driving about in that loop hole.

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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009, 22:17:34 PM »
As far as im aware there is no restriction on where the MOT is booked so long as it's booked...
Cheap flight or train/coach to Scotland...
 

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« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2009, 22:48:34 PM »
Where to and from does it need to go???

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« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2009, 15:30:42 PM »
As pin cushion says, as long as your car is booked in for an MOT you can drive it as far as you want to get it there

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« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009, 16:21:08 PM »
im unsure of this option to be fair.when i was younger i alwasys drove with no tax/mot and learnt the hardway with points/ban etc.got clean licence now and want to keep it that way.gonna go to my local mot station tmrow and seek some clarification.

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« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2009, 16:28:38 PM »
Same here mate, at one point I had 42 points and was still allowed to drive (special circumstances)  As you did I ended up learning the hard way by paying huge insurance bills for years when I did go legal, my own fault though. Good idea to check with the MOT station, or even phone the DVLA at least that way you will be sure

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« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 17:05:58 PM »
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As pin cushion says, as long as your car is booked in for an MOT you can drive it as far as you want to get it there

A copper told me it was 60 miles maximum, I got pulled over near Leicster, heading to London. When he asked me why I was going so far I said it was a Semi - Classic and I wanted the work done properly, first time, so was taking it to a mate who specialises in 3 doors. At least that way I wouldn't get shafted with expensive or crap repairs. He said that was fair enough and to carry on my way . . . a little more slowly  

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« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2009, 21:02:43 PM »

Copper was wrong there is no limit to how far you can drive it.

But you have to have a good reason otherwise they will try there hardest to do you on something else for taking the piss  

Make sure it is correctly booked in & it's possible to get to the garage at the time it's booked.

Then cancel last minute or take it in, you never know
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« Reply #16 on: April 06, 2009, 23:56:04 PM »
got out of bed to late today to ask mot station,gonna be a nodding dog all the way to cardiff tonight now as i work nights.no sleep + 40ton truck=long night

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« Reply #17 on: April 09, 2009, 13:04:22 PM »
ma girlfriends dads mate is a mot tester,in scotland so looks like the work will be done up there.result.should be ready for f/f.

 

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