My lease car went back a few months ago and I bought an 2007 Mitsubishi - needed an MOT so decided to take to my local council MOT centre - really very positive experience !! Had a recent bad experience with my wifes car, where my local garage failed her car on seized rear brake callipers...so I authorised them to do the work, but insisted I got the old parts back......10mins later they called back and said..."oh they're OK now, you don't need new ones"....... ......very dubious. Council MOT centre was £35 all in, and it passed 1st time. OK, they can't do work if it needs any, but free retest within 10 days. Because they don't do mechanical work, you don't have to worry about the garage creating work for themselves. Anyone else had good experience from using council MOT centres? Kinda wanted to let people know they are out there - takes some worry about being ripped off !!