MoT Data for Preston

Preston puts in a performance fairly typical of the average UK town, though there is a 19% above average failure rate for tyre related issues. Most of the other numbers in the tables below show little deviation above or below the national average level, though

The best performing manufacturer is Porsche, followed by TVR and Subaru, although few of them were tested in PR areas. The best performing mainsteam manufacturer is Toyota, with a failure rate of 28.5% and more than 12,000 tested. 

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, reflectors and electrical equipment 9.4% 11.9% −21%
Suspension 8.9% 9.6% −7%
Brakes 7.5% 7.7% −3%
Tyres 6.5% 5.8% +12%
Visibility 5.7% 5.3% +6%
Body, chassis, structure 3.9% 4.1% −7%
Noise, emissions and leaks 2.8% 3.6% −22%
Steering 1.7% 1.9% −14%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.1% 1.3% −17%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2019 67 4.5% 6.9% −35%
2018 941 9.0% 9.6% −6%
2017 23,614 12.7% 10.0% +27%
2016 23,664 15.8% 14.9% +6%
2015 22,644 19.1% 18.1% +5%
2014 20,453 22.2% 21.5% +3%
2013 18,159 26.3% 25.3% +4%
2012 15,544 30.0% 28.7% +5%
2011 13,920 32.4% 31.8% +2%
2010 14,123 37.7% 35.5% +6%
2009 13,027 38.9% 37.8% +3%
2008 12,527 42.4% 40.6% +5%
2007 12,738 44.0% 41.9% +5%
2006 10,283 45.4% 43.7% +4%
2005 8,599 47.1% 45.0% +5%
2004 7,000 47.8% 46.2% +4%
2003 5,362 47.5% 46.1% +3%
2002 3,790 49.1% 46.2% +6%
2001 2,383 46.7% 45.3% +3%
2000 1,411 45.0% 43.9% +2%
1999 983 42.0% 42.3% −1%
1998 670 39.3% 40.1% −2%
1997 549 37.9% 38.6% −2%
1996 354 38.4% 37.6% +2%
1995 307 30.0% 36.0% −17%
1994 214 36.9% 35.1% +5%
1993 220 38.2% 35.3% +8%
1992 161 35.4% 34.3% +3%
1991 178 34.3% 33.9% +1%
1990 172 30.8% 32.2% −4%
1989 121 29.8% 31.3% −5%
1988 76 32.9% 30.7% +7%
1987 81 35.8% 30.6% +17%
1986 80 18.8% 29.8% −37%
1971 66 13.6% 20.2% −32%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Morgan 107 2.8% 14.9% −81%
TVR 121 6.6% 14.7% −55%
Bentley 124 12.1% 10.6% +14%
Porsche 1,022 13.3% 14.8% −10%
Infiniti 163 15.3% 11.3% +36%
Abarth 135 17.8% 20.4% −13%
Subaru 298 22.5% 28.7% −22%
BMW 14,647 22.6% 23.1% −2%
Audi 12,055 22.7% 22.0% +3%
Lexus 740 22.8% 19.2% +19%
Jaguar 3,329 24.1% 25.0% −4%
Skoda 5,198 24.7% 23.8% +4%
MINI 6,515 25.4% 25.8% −2%
Jeep 395 25.6% 25.9% −1%
Dacia 873 25.8% 24.0% +7%
SsangYong 297 27.3% 28.9% −6%
Hyundai 5,959 27.4% 26.4% +4%
Honda 7,101 27.5% 28.9% −5%
Land Rover 7,332 27.6% 25.6% +8%
Volvo 4,372 27.7% 29.8% −7%
Mazda 4,704 27.9% 28.6% −2%
Isuzu 332 28.0% 41.1% −32%
SEAT 4,059 28.1% 28.0% +0%
Suzuki 2,988 28.3% 28.2% +0%
Toyota 13,252 28.8% 27.8% +4%
Volkswagen 22,111 29.3% 29.4% −0%
Kia 7,297 29.7% 27.0% +10%
Nissan 16,693 30.4% 29.1% +4%
Mitsubishi 2,659 30.5% 30.4% +0%
Mercedes-Benz 6,843 30.6% 26.2% +17%
MG 491 31.8% 30.9% +3%
Daihatsu 191 31.9% 36.7% −13%
FIAT 8,082 32.4% 32.0% +1%
Alfa Romeo 618 33.0% 33.1% −0%
DS 1,780 33.9% 33.8% +0%
Ford 36,563 34.6% 31.6% +9%
Peugeot 13,488 34.6% 34.8% −1%
Citroen 12,054 34.7% 35.4% −2%
SAAB 719 35.6% 39.3% −9%
Vauxhall 27,392 37.0% 34.0% +9%
Renault 10,337 39.1% 39.6% −1%
Rover 548 40.9% 43.1% −5%
Chrysler 241 42.3% 41.2% +3%
Proton 103 43.7% 47.0% −7%
Chevrolet 718 45.8% 45.0% +2%

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