I enclose herewith a cutting from a local newspaper [About the AA’s views on the inadequacy of MoT tests.—Ed.] and wonder if this has the same effect on you and other readers as it did on myself.
We are in danger it seems of having our very own R. Nader in the form of the AA.
If anyone has seen the comprehensive additions over the years to the MoT test one cannot help but consider it more than adequate when one considers its real purpose. It is surely to indicate that a vehicle is in a safe, roadworthy condition not as the AA appear to think to prove it is a 100% faultless piece of machinery, and the two aims are quite different.
Perhaps it is time motorists reminded the AA who pays their wages and also remind them why most people join and that is for a breakdown service not to support another anti-motoring body.
Surely the AA has now moved away from being a motorists organisation and motorists should surrender their memberships. Here is a voice motorists can silence.
Words almost fail me on their Chief Engineer’s comments on do-it-yourself motorists.
Having read the motoring articles in a few of their magazines, I really feel I can hold my own with them on car maintenance and repairs.
Incidentally, my 1959 MG-A, wholly maintained by me, passed its test first time, at a reputable British Leyland agents.
Stourport-on-Severn, John G. Norman