On Monday the V6 failed its MOT on corrosion to one of its sills and poor quality welding. The sill had a hole in it from rust around a rear jacking point. The hole had been plated and welded by the garage and painted over with Waxoyl. I asked them to do this to get the car through its MOT and to stop the rust spreading. The MOT tester showed how he was able to push a coat hanger wire through the holes caused by the welder burning all the way through.
Everything else on the car is fine with no advisories on anything else.
Do I have any redress against the garage who carried out the work? As you all know, the car has to be retested within 10 days. I have already been back to the garage and met with its owners. Given them a rollicking and arranged to have proper welding done on both sills with bigger plates and not from tins of spam or a Half a Job Harry special deal.
All the best