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The UKs Worst MOT Pass Rates Revealed

Scotland and South West England Top The Table For MOT Failures

From Plymouth to Aberdeen, the top ten towns and cities with the worst MOT failure rates is dominated by Scotland and the South West of England, according to Automyze.

From Dundee To Torquay

The Scottish city of Dundee is the worst place for MOT passes with a 53.5% failure rate, closely followed by Truro and Plymouth (51.5% and 51.3% respectively), and Exeter rounding off the top four off with a failure rate of 50.5%. These are then followed by Bath (49.5%), Aberdeen (49.5%), Perth (49.3%), and Falkirk (48.4%). Hull is the only city/town outside of Scotland and SW England to feature in the ten worst with a failure rate of 48.3%, sitting in 9th just above Torquay which has a rate of 47.9%

Something Good

In brighter news, the location with the highest MOT pass rate in the UK is the Isle of Man with 71.8%, meaning its failure rate is 25.3% lower than that of Dundee.

Best Places For MOT Pass Rates

The opposite end of the scale is dominated by the South East and London. Bromley (33%), Romford (33.4%), Iflord (35.6%), Kingston upon Thames (36.1%), Southend-on-Sea (36.4%), and Croydon (36.5%) all come in behind the Isle of Man for having the lowest MOT failure rates in the UK.

What Automyze Say

Director of Automyze, Lucy Burnford said: “There could be a number of reasons why MoT failure rates are higher in Dundee, from the length of time people own their cars to the types of vehicle they own. However, some basic checks could bring failure rates down and save both time and money. There are multiple reasons why vehicles fail their MoT but the most common are tyres, headlights and indicators, which can be so easily fixed before the statutory roadworthiness test. Ahead of your vehicle’s MoT, it’s always worth doing some simple checks to ensure anything straightforward like filling up the screenwash can be fixed in advance of your test. Also, make sure you have addressed any previous ‘advisories’ – that’s the maintenance work recommended by the garage during the car’s previous MoT.”

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