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UK MOT Data (Key Facts)

Author Name – Jack Underwood

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The DVSA has released their latest statistics and for this blog post, we will be giving you the key points for MOT's. At National Tyres and Autocare, we offer an MOT at as low as £27.42

We perform thousands of MOT's every year. All of our staff are specifically trained to undergo MOT tests and are continually trained throughout the year to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. 

All of the figures below look at the period between the year of 2013 and 2018.

The initial MOT failure rate has DROPPED

Since 2013, the percentage of vehicles that have failed first time on their MOT has dropped from 40% to 34.50%. This can be due to a number of related factors, this may be due to technological advancements of vehicles or could be how well the vehicle has been maintained.

The number of trained MOT testers has INCREASED

The number of highly trained MOT testers throughout the UK have increased in size. There were 56,872 MOT testers back in 2013 but there are now 64,649 meaning there are now more ways and means for you to get your vehicle in for an MOT.

Remember, if the MOT on your vehicle has expired, you are driving illegally and can be arrested. We are always looking for new MOT testers to join our company. If you are looking for a job as an MOT tester, make sure you visit the job section of our wesbite.

The number of MOT test stations has INCREASED

The number of MOT test stations has increased from 22,269 to 23,512. The same can be said for the test stations at National Tyres and Autocare, this has increased over the years, as well as the number of our branches throughout the UK.

The number of TYRE related FAILURES has INCREASED

Tyre related failures have increased since 2013 from 9.90% to 10.40%. Remember to make sure that you check your tyres on a regular basis. If you are unsure when you should get your tyres changed, make sure you watch the video below. This video shows a very quick and easy way to check the legality of your car tyres. 

The number of BRAKE related FAILURES has DROPPED

The number of brake related failures has dropped, only 0.2% down to 17.20%. If you are looking to book in at a branch local to yourself to ensure your brakes are working and functioning correct, head over to the brake section of our website.


Suspension failures have increased to over 20% since 2013. At National Tyres and Autocare we offer a FREE safety check, where our highly trained workforce will check your car to ensure everything is functioning as it should, this includes a suspension check.

The number of STEERING related FAILURES has DROPPED

The number of steering failures have dropped from 3.60% in 2013 to 3% in 2018. Again, if you are looking to get your steering check, your local National Tyres and Autocare branch will be able to help.

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