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 11.2% 11.9% −6%
Suspension 9.8% 9.6% +2%
Brakes 8.1% 7.7% +5%
Tyres 7.0% 5.8% +20%
Visibility 5.8% 5.3% +8%
Body, chassis, structure 4.4% 4.1% +5%
Noise, emissions and leaks 3.1% 3.6% −14%
Steering 2.1% 1.9% +7%
Seat belts and supplementary restraint systems 1.3% 1.3% +4%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2018 65 3.1% 8.2% −62%
2017 1,038 12.0% 10.2% +18%
2016 25,628 12.9% 12.8% +1%
2015 23,527 16.4% 15.6% +5%
2014 21,406 19.7% 19.2% +3%
2013 19,270 23.7% 23.1% +3%
2012 16,745 27.5% 26.9% +2%
2011 15,078 31.1% 30.2% +3%
2010 15,434 34.3% 34.4% −0%
2009 14,525 37.9% 37.0% +2%
2008 14,555 40.9% 40.4% +1%
2007 15,448 43.4% 42.1% +3%
2006 12,930 45.5% 44.1% +3%
2005 11,425 47.0% 46.0% +2%
2004 9,578 48.5% 47.6% +2%
2003 7,539 48.5% 47.9% +1%
2002 5,510 49.3% 48.1% +2%
2001 3,443 47.0% 47.6% −1%
2000 2,089 46.3% 46.4% −0%
1999 1,366 43.3% 44.9% −4%
1998 896 41.5% 42.5% −2%
1997 750 40.8% 41.2% −1%
1996 492 37.8% 39.9% −5%
1995 383 35.5% 38.5% −8%
1994 289 36.0% 37.4% −4%
1993 282 32.3% 36.8% −12%
1992 215 33.5% 35.9% −7%
1991 220 31.4% 35.0% −10%
1990 223 31.4% 33.1% −5%
1989 147 32.7% 32.0% +2%
1988 120 24.2% 32.0% −25%
1987 95 25.3% 30.6% −17%
1986 92 28.3% 31.3% −10%
1985 68 42.6% 30.1% +41%
1984 62 33.9% 29.0% +17%
1983 60 36.7% 28.4% +29%
1980 56 28.6% 26.4% +8%
1979 56 12.5% 24.0% −48%
1971 112 17.9% 22.4% −20%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
TVR 157 5.7% 17.8% −68%
Morgan 122 5.7% 16.5% −65%
Bentley 134 9.7% 12.4% −22%
Porsche 964 16.6% 16.9% −2%
Dacia 721 22.5% 23.3% −4%
Audi 12,101 23.2% 24.0% −4%
BMW 14,601 23.6% 25.1% −6%
Lexus 761 23.7% 21.7% +9%
Jaguar 3,358 24.4% 28.2% −14%
Jeep 376 26.1% 28.1% −7%
Abarth 115 26.1% 23.6% +10%
MINI 6,236 26.2% 27.2% −4%
Skoda 4,926 27.5% 25.9% +6%
Toyota 13,622 28.1% 29.3% −4%
Volvo 4,515 28.5% 32.6% −12%
Mazda 4,907 28.7% 30.4% −5%
Hyundai 5,689 28.8% 28.0% +3%
Land Rover 7,321 28.8% 28.1% +3%
Isuzu 335 29.0% 42.3% −31%
Honda 7,468 29.1% 30.7% −5%
Subaru 332 29.2% 30.0% −3%
Kia 6,720 30.4% 29.0% +5%
Volkswagen 22,549 30.8% 31.7% −3%
SEAT 3,930 30.8% 31.1% −1%
Nissan 16,240 31.0% 31.3% −1%
Suzuki 2,826 31.2% 30.5% +2%
DS 1,813 31.8% 32.4% −2%
Mitsubishi 2,841 32.0% 32.5% −1%
Mercedes-Benz 7,089 32.0% 29.1% +10%
MG 662 32.6% 35.0% −7%
FIAT 8,700 33.7% 33.7% +0%
Peugeot 14,396 36.0% 37.1% −3%
Ford 37,893 36.0% 33.5% +8%
Citroen 12,903 36.2% 37.6% −4%
SsangYong 279 37.3% 31.6% +18%
smart 125 37.6% 31.6% +19%
Vauxhall 29,925 37.6% 36.2% +4%
Chrysler 300 38.3% 42.4% −10%
Alfa Romeo 667 39.9% 34.9% +14%
SAAB 831 40.9% 40.7% +1%
Daihatsu 242 41.3% 37.3% +11%
Renault 10,822 42.0% 43.2% −3%
Chevrolet 834 42.9% 43.9% −2%
Rover 771 45.7% 45.4% +1%
Proton 150 54.0% 47.3% +14%

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