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 Posted: Thu Apr 25th, 2019 09:57 pm
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Never ever trust a trader no matter what
Even if you know them well . They will drop u in the poo and wont be around to pay your mortgage when u lose ur job . Also always trust your own judgement and beware of your ae or boss making you fail things that shouldnt fail .. ps good luck

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 Posted: Mon Mar 4th, 2019 08:25 am
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Brilliant advice castrolrob, really appreciate you taking the time to help me out, i will certainly keep those in mind!i will be constantly learning!

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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2019 04:50 pm
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firstly youre gonna make mistakes,we all do,dont beat yourself up about it cos the more you learn the fewer youll make,we ALL started where you are now and theres no shame in that.second try and mix workshop and mot time,theres a tendency when doing nothing but tests for your assessments to drift to the extent that you pass fails and vice versa.third bothering your a**e to go on sites like this generally means youre on the right lines and probably will get you into the top 20% or so of testers on its own.fourth,treat all traders motors with deep suspicion-it ALWAYS pays long term.fifth,read the mot blogs,the manual,the guide and sign up for the ministry emails/updates.the system and the ministry have hit the stage where theyre unfit for purpose and unless you take the trouble to find out for yourself what their current craziness consists of you will likely never find out about changes to pass/fail/advise criteria until its too late and it will still be YOUR fault.lastly enjoy the job and trust yourself,your conscience and your instincts and if in doubt ALWAYS write it down somewhere.

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 Posted: Fri Mar 1st, 2019 08:20 am
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Hello Paul S thanks for your reply, i look forward to reading through the forums and gaining valuable knowledge with the help of my fellow testers, i will take a note of your comments, sounds like they have just come from the course! haha. I have been shadowing our own MOT testers on site for years now so i have already built up knowledge from them and revising the inspection manual my self, i know they say to find your own routine but i at least find that by doing that i am already competent enough with the rules and following minimum standards to apply the effectively and affirmatively!

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 Posted: Thu Feb 28th, 2019 07:37 pm
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hello Milligan23 and welcome to the forum,
keepin to inspection routine helps, should you forget anything got a better chance of remembering. minimum standard so get your head round all the ball joint dust covers etc & note down anything & everything that catches your eye that aint failing.. put it as formal advice if constructive CYA

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I have just become a MOT tester and wondering on any tips from some of you old boys that have been in the game a while? anything to look out for? just generally any information that you have gathered over the years?

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