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Used commercial vehicle that is 12 years old, The vehicle

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Used commercial vehicle that is 12 years old,The vehicle been stood unused outside for 7 months but passed an MOT ok.
would you except items such as
Ball joints, antiroll bar bushes, track rod ends to have wear & tear on the perishables area and require changing 8 months after the MOT these items have worn with minimal mileage use as it is a Horsebox,


What did they mentioned or advise listed as defects on the MOT? if any?

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
It was MOT June 2018 - no advisoriesand then again in Oct 2018 no mention of these items on the MOTIt did fail the MOT on brake discs pitted, and handbrake , which were replaced and MOT passed
The only advisory on the passed MOT was oil leakthe vehicle only did 18 miles from March 2018-Oct 2018 and was stood minus travelling to the MOT stationbut now these items are worn , the vehicle since the MOT has covered aprox 300-400 miles as a horsebox this year it is
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
is it accepted that the storage outside could effect the Brake discs that needed to be changed for the MOT due to pitting/rusting & that 8 months later the rubbers /perishables are corroding -wornIs this wear & tear
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
if it helps the Reg is : CK57 OHX

I see ok.. i can see you MOT now

Yeah the brakes are usually the things that obviously if the vehicle isnt moved as such for a while then they do suffer from surface area corrosion and seizure,if the handbrakes left on then that can sieze in the on just part and parcel of it not moving and being outside in the elements...As far as the rubbers goes on suspension etc..rubber can become brittle and hard as they age so its no surprise given the age of the van..use or lack off doesnt really come into it...that could be an issue you'll be facing at some point...brake rubber flexi lines , solid lines , brake fluid condition even can be a factor say its general wear and tear on any vehicle tbh...At the end of day its down the MOT/vosa inspectors and his opinion wheter its deemed worn or in need of replacement....

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
thankyou for your reply.
Yes the vehicle was parked on a hill so handbrake was used, it also wont help i assume when being a horsebox going into farm/stable yards etc thats not tarmac roads

oh ok...unless you can get it into shed or under cover or something..then the brakes usually are going to be effected anyway..unless you take it out or move it around the farm area on a monthly bases etc..just to keep things turning over and freed up..its all you can do really with these vehicles....Farms roads condition..yeah pretty unavoidable to be honest,..i know been down many of them on jobs..ha....but its a big enough vehicle to cope with it..its just that as age gets on with that vehicle you expect to have to do wear and tear items at somepoint..

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
THANKYOU,is ther anything else i need to do for you to get paid

Nope you've done everything and i was paid ..much appreciated.... anything else or need advice..then just ask for me and i'll be happy to help