A little while ago I managed to bend the driver's door back on my Ford Focus. The car is old enough that the cost of replacement panels would be more than the car is worth, so I got my friendly local body shop to bend the door back into shape and it's now fine. The door opens and closes normally and doesn't leak in the rain.
But the check strap was broken when the door was bent back, and the body shop didn't refit it (which is fair enough - I didn't ask them to). Googling suggests it's quite a fiddly job replacing the check strap and therefore probably quite expensive. So I'm wondering whether to just not bother since this is an old car (now with a crumpled door!) with a limited life.
The only problem is if the missing door check strap will be a cause for MOT failure, so I'd be grateful if someone can tell me whether it is or not.