15 June 2016

Dundee Has Highest MOT Failure Rate in the UK - Over HALF Vehicles Failed Last Test!


Dundee car owners have the highest MOT failure rate in the UK, according to research by Automyze, the AA’s innovative car management website.

Automyze analysed more than one million MOT records of UK registered vehicles owned by AA members, looking at pass and fail rates, and found that more than half of cars in Dundee (53.5%) failed their last MOT - most for preventable faults such as tyres, headlights and indicators.

Meanwhile, seven out of 20 towns and cities with the highest MOT failure rates were in Scotland, with almost half of cars in Aberdeen and Perth failing their last MOT.

The research also revealed that four out of the five UK towns and cities with the lowest MOT pass rates were in the West Country; with Truro (51.5%), Plymouth (51.3%), Exeter (50.5%) and Bath (49.5%), failing their last statutory roadworthiness check

The following table shows the 25 towns and cities in the UK with the highest MOT failure rates (looking at the last MOT).

Town/Cities
% vehicles that failed last MOT
Dundee
53.5
Truro
51.5
Plymouth
51.3
Exeter
50.5
Bath
49.5
Aberdeen
49.5
Perth
49.2
Falkirk
48.4
Hull
48.3
Torquay
47.9
Belfast
47.8
Bristol
47.5
Edinburgh
47.4
Cardiff
47.4
Taunton
47.4
Inverness
47.2
Leeds
47.2
Salisbury
46.9
Stoke-on-Trent
46.9
Glasgow
46.5
Halifax
46.4
Bournemouth
46.3
Northampton
46.2
Lincoln
46.2
Huddersfield
46.2
Source: AA

By contrast, the Isle of Man has the highest MOT pass rate in the UK with 71.8% (failures 28.2%) of vehicles passing their last test at the first time.

And 18 out of the 20 towns and cities with the lowest MOT failure rates were in the south east of England – London (38.7%) and the commuter belt such as Twickenham, Harrow, Dartford, Sutton, Enfield, Croydon, Kingston and Ilford all doing relatively better than other parts of the UK.

The following table shows the 20 towns and cities in the UK with the lowest MOT failure rates (looking at the last MOT).

Town/Cities
% vehicles that failed last MOT
Stevenage
39.5
Leicester
39.3
Redhill
39.3
St Albans
39.2
Luton
39.1
London
38.7
Twickenham
38.6
Harrow
38.6
Slough
38.1
Dartford
37.7
Sutton
37.3
Enfield
37.3
Chelmsford
37.2
Croydon
36.5
Southend-on-Sea
36.4
Kingston upon Thames
36.1
Ilford
35.6
Romford
33.4
Bromley
33.0
Isle of Man
28.2
Source: AA

Lucy Burnford, Director of Automyze, comments:
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 yourself to ensure anything straightforward like filling up the screen wash 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 its last MOT. You can check your car’s MOT history and advisories for free using Automyze, and get free quotes to get the work done.

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1 comments:

  1. Automyze analysed by AA member about one million MOT records are reallly imformativr.That' s awesome survey : found that more than half of cars in Dundee (53.5%) failed their last MOT - also most preventable faults such as tyres, headlights and indicators.

    Also MOT failure rates occurs in Scotland, with almost half of cars in Aberdeen .Thankyou for shairing awesome analysis

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