Thu, 27 Apr 2006
In a different time zone
My car was due to the bi-annualy mandatory technical check-up, so I wondered where it can be done. Well, the list is here at the Ministry of Transportation. However, the control stations in Brno are booked out for several weeks. Mirek suggested that I use the control station in Kunštát.
I called them, and wanted to book up in advance. I was surprised it is not even necessary to book up there. However, it seems that somewhere beyond Brno suburbs there starts a different time zone, which is maybe 3 or 4 hours off from CET :-). For example, on Fridays, the control station in Kunštát is open from 6am till 10am! They seem to completely miss the time when people are active, and they work during the night instead...
Anyway, I have decided to get up in the night, and visit them. The check-up went OK (save a minor oil leakage and a rusty exhaust pipe). I can surely recommend them. Even with 2x 43km drive it took only two hours (I left home at 6:30am and was back in Brno at 8:30am), definitely less than undertaking the check-up in Brno, even with prior booking the time.