Author Topic: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?  (Read 472 times)

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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #15 on: 26.06. 2019 15:55 »
So, have you all checked with your recovery service?


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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #16 on: 26.06. 2019 16:00 »
To answer GB – I don’t need to check with my recovery man – he’s of the old school and not afraid to tell pin-stripes where to go. His trucks are a bit old, but work. Recall one day a client with a modern truck being recovered remarked about this. Recovery man’s reply ‘yes, but whose truck is in front?
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #17 on: 26.06. 2019 16:17 »
To answer GB – I don’t need to check with my recovery man – he’s of the old school and not afraid to tell pin-stripes where to go. His trucks are a bit old, but work. Recall one day a client with a modern truck being recovered remarked about this. Recovery man’s reply ‘yes, but whose truck is in front?
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #18 on: 26.06. 2019 17:06 »
Yes, but if I’m too far away (unlikely) my insurance co sorts it out. But to get back to the original post – are we seriously being told a recovery truck will arrive at a breakdown and leave without assisting? So a wasted journey – bet his employers love him. Vote with your feet and use another firm. I’d have thought getting a defective / non-mot vehicle off the road was in the public interest and by not moving it the recovery man could be seen as aiding and abetting. Too many self-important, waiting-to-be-offended types about these days.
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Re: UK riders: Refusal of recovery of non-MOT vehicles?
« Reply #19 on: 26.06. 2019 17:33 »
I'm with RAC more generally and I think also included for the bikes on Carole Nash.

I've not checked - but the concept is an absurd one. Any MOT only shows that the vehicle was acceptable on the day of the test and any breakdown is just as surely not going to be down to anything that the MOT might have covered anyway.

I did have cause to call one of the AA/RAC (can't remember which) years ago after I'd aquaplaned and run my MG Midget off the road and down an embankment. They came out for the recovery OK, but I was charged for the effort it took to get the vehicle back on to the road itself. This part was considered outside the scope of what I was covered for.
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