MoT Files: Ten best postcode areas

One of the most surprising aspects to come out of The MoT Files is the amount of regional variations. You wouldn't have thought that the MoT test (and whether you pass or fail) would vary that much - but it does. Coastal and rural areas, with poorer roads and harsher weather, tend to have lower pass rates than more built up areas - see the list below for the ten worst postcode areas. 

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Torquay (TQ) – 53% pass rate

Torquay is very similar to Truro, Exeter and Plymouth in terms of its geography and its MoT pass rate – with a lot of harsh rural environments and coastal areas taking their toll on things like suspension and bodywork. Cars tend to cover more miles in rural areas, too, which increases the chances of things wearing out. 


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