MoT Data for Galashiels

Relatively few MoT tests were carried out in Galashiels (TD) postcodes in the period our data covers.  The overall pass rate of 60% is the mean average for the UK and there’s a good mix of areas in which cars to better than average and others in which they do worse.

The highest pass rate was for Kia, followed by Chevrolet and Subaru, though compared to other areas in the UK the number tested was very low. Bottom of the table is Rover, Renault and Isuzu.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Brakes 11.5% 7.7% +50%
Suspension 11.4% 9.6% +19%
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 11.3% 11.9% −5%
Visibility 5.1% 5.3% −5%
Tyres 4.7% 5.8% −19%
Body, chassis, structure 4.5% 4.1% +10%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.3% 3.6% −7%
Steering 2.6% 1.9% +35%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.0% 1.3% −20%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2017 114 11.4% 10.2% +11%
2016 5,070 14.2% 12.8% +11%
2015 5,384 16.3% 15.6% +5%
2014 5,129 21.7% 19.2% +13%
2013 4,553 26.5% 23.1% +15%
2012 3,724 30.2% 26.9% +12%
2011 3,300 36.0% 30.2% +19%
2010 3,282 37.8% 34.4% +10%
2009 2,921 41.0% 37.0% +11%
2008 2,815 44.3% 40.4% +10%
2007 2,858 45.5% 42.1% +8%
2006 2,429 48.6% 44.1% +10%
2005 2,013 49.6% 46.0% +8%
2004 1,596 51.0% 47.6% +7%
2003 1,162 51.5% 47.9% +7%
2002 856 51.6% 48.1% +7%
2001 519 48.9% 47.6% +3%
2000 283 48.4% 46.4% +4%
1999 230 44.3% 44.9% −1%
1998 123 35.0% 42.5% −18%
1997 123 37.4% 41.2% −9%
1996 103 35.9% 39.9% −10%
1995 75 25.3% 38.5% −34%
1994 52 40.4% 37.4% +8%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Porsche 110 20.9% 16.9% +24%
BMW 1,236 27.0% 25.1% +8%
Audi 1,779 27.5% 24.0% +14%
Skoda 1,564 27.7% 25.9% +7%
Kia 2,108 28.0% 29.0% −4%
Volvo 1,881 28.0% 32.6% −14%
Dacia 245 28.6% 23.3% +22%
Toyota 3,080 29.4% 29.3% +0%
Land Rover 2,405 29.6% 28.1% +5%
MG 166 30.1% 35.0% −14%
MINI 774 30.6% 27.2% +13%
SEAT 1,086 31.2% 31.1% +0%
Volkswagen 5,371 31.6% 31.7% −0%
DS 229 31.9% 32.4% −1%
Honda 1,137 32.4% 30.7% +5%
Mercedes-Benz 1,047 32.4% 29.1% +11%
Mitsubishi 1,766 32.6% 32.5% +0%
Subaru 331 32.6% 30.0% +9%
Jaguar 330 33.6% 28.2% +19%
Ford 8,054 33.8% 33.5% +1%
Suzuki 1,892 33.8% 30.5% +11%
Mazda 562 34.9% 30.4% +15%
Alfa Romeo 108 35.2% 34.9% +1%
Peugeot 2,982 35.3% 37.1% −5%
Nissan 2,699 35.7% 31.3% +14%
FIAT 1,315 36.8% 33.7% +9%
Citroen 2,028 36.8% 37.6% −2%
Vauxhall 7,501 38.1% 36.2% +5%
Hyundai 835 38.4% 28.0% +37%
Isuzu 205 43.9% 42.3% +4%
Chevrolet 140 45.7% 43.9% +4%
Renault 1,778 46.7% 43.2% +8%
SAAB 179 50.3% 40.7% +24%

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