Mot Data for Chester CH

Chester has a slightly below average overall pass rate and a lot of the numbers below are red, which means below average marks. Of the cars that do fail in Chester postcode areas, the most common causes are typical of those seen across the rest of the UK.

The car manufacturers with the lowest rates of failure are Porsche, Lexus and Triumph, though relatively few Triumphs were tested. Several more come in with pass rates slightly above the national average, too, but generally most of the figures for Chester show below average performance based on the year a car was made or its manufacturer. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Suspension 10.2% 9.6% +6%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.0% 11.9% −24%
Brakes 7.8% 7.7% +2%
Tyres 6.2% 5.8% +7%
Visibility 5.2% 5.3% −3%
Body, chassis, structure 4.2% 4.1% +1%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.3% 3.6% −7%
Steering 1.8% 1.9% −5%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −13%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 143 5.6% 6.9% −19%
2018 882 11.0% 9.6% +15%
2017 26,824 12.2% 10.0% +22%
2016 26,558 14.9% 14.9% −0%
2015 26,673 18.4% 18.1% +1%
2014 25,358 21.9% 21.5% +2%
2013 23,656 26.3% 25.3% +4%
2012 20,529 30.3% 28.7% +6%
2011 18,193 33.4% 31.8% +5%
2010 18,582 37.8% 35.5% +7%
2009 17,878 40.4% 37.8% +7%
2008 16,651 43.5% 40.6% +7%
2007 16,863 45.4% 41.9% +8%
2006 13,565 47.2% 43.7% +8%
2005 11,529 48.4% 45.0% +7%
2004 8,772 50.0% 46.2% +8%
2003 6,696 51.0% 46.1% +11%
2002 4,456 48.4% 46.2% +5%
2001 2,860 48.4% 45.3% +7%
2000 1,713 44.7% 43.9% +2%
1999 1,042 43.6% 42.3% +3%
1998 803 39.1% 40.1% −3%
1997 550 44.2% 38.6% +14%
1996 383 39.9% 37.6% +6%
1995 286 36.7% 36.0% +2%
1994 248 39.1% 35.1% +11%
1993 193 38.9% 35.3% +10%
1992 179 33.5% 34.3% −2%
1991 225 38.2% 33.9% +13%
1990 200 34.5% 32.2% +7%
1989 151 33.8% 31.3% +8%
1988 92 34.8% 30.7% +13%
1987 96 27.1% 30.6% −12%
1986 67 34.3% 29.8% +15%
1985 58 27.6% 29.6% −7%
1971 80 17.5% 20.2% −13%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Bentley 124 12.1% 10.6% +14%
Porsche 1,598 12.4% 14.8% −16%
Aston Martin 102 14.7% 10.3% +43%
Lexus 1,751 15.1% 19.2% −21%
Skoda 7,019 19.3% 23.8% −19%
Abarth 125 20.0% 20.4% −2%
Dacia 1,619 22.2% 24.0% −7%
Audi 14,121 23.7% 22.0% +8%
BMW 15,811 24.8% 23.1% +7%
Jeep 609 26.4% 25.9% +2%
Isuzu 260 27.3% 41.1% −34%
Mazda 6,120 27.4% 28.6% −4%
Hyundai 8,383 27.5% 26.4% +4%
MINI 7,382 28.0% 25.8% +8%
Kia 5,808 28.6% 27.0% +6%
Jaguar 3,452 28.7% 25.0% +15%
Honda 9,602 28.8% 28.9% −0%
Land Rover 7,659 29.4% 25.6% +15%
Volkswagen 25,104 29.6% 29.4% +1%
Toyota 13,290 30.0% 27.8% +8%
Mercedes-Benz 7,137 30.6% 26.2% +17%
Mitsubishi 2,864 30.7% 30.4% +1%
SEAT 2,702 31.0% 28.0% +11%
Suzuki 3,417 31.1% 28.2% +10%
Volvo 6,173 31.3% 29.8% +5%
Nissan 16,168 32.2% 29.1% +10%
Subaru 403 32.5% 28.7% +13%
Alfa Romeo 774 33.7% 33.1% +2%
FIAT 9,365 34.0% 32.0% +6%
Ford 45,750 35.1% 31.6% +11%
Vauxhall 52,357 35.3% 34.0% +4%
Peugeot 17,876 35.9% 34.8% +3%
MG 432 36.6% 30.9% +18%
DS 1,596 36.8% 33.8% +9%
Daihatsu 170 37.1% 36.7% +1%
Citroen 10,470 38.8% 35.4% +10%
Renault 14,557 41.2% 39.6% +4%
Chrysler 225 44.0% 41.2% +7%
SAAB 732 45.2% 39.3% +15%
Chevrolet 892 46.7% 45.0% +4%
LTI 142 47.2% 37.2% +27%
Rover 433 47.6% 43.1% +10%

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