On average, 31.8% of cars will fail their MoT test in Reading, which puts the region below the national average of 35.0%. The most common failure causes are Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment, Suspension and Brakes, while 3.1% will fail on exhaust, fuel and emissions.

Cars registered in 2002 have the worst overall MoT pass rate, at 52.8%. The manufacturers with the highest fail rate in this region are Dodge, Renault and Daewoo. At the opposite end of the scale with the best pass rates are Aston Martin, Bentley and Infiniti.

Most common reasons for MoT failure

Test Item Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Lamps, Reflectors and Electrical Equipment 15.8% 16.7% −6%
Suspension 10.2% 12.1% −16%
Brakes 6.7% 9.0% −26%
Tyres 6.3% 7.2% −12%
Driver's view of the road 5.5% 6.2% −10%
Exhaust, Fuel and Emissions 3.1% 3.6% −14%
Steering 1.6% 2.3% −29%
Seat Belts and Supplementary Restraint Systems 1.3% 1.6% −17%

MoT failure rates by year of registration

Year of Registration Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
2016 72 11.1% 11.6% −4%
2015 964 11.5% 13.2% −13%
2014 29,808 12.7% 14.3% −11%
2013 26,917 15.9% 16.9% −6%
2012 23,645 18.8% 20.9% −10%
2011 22,238 21.9% 24.6% −11%
2010 22,799 27.1% 29.2% −7%
2009 22,323 30.0% 32.8% −8%
2008 23,221 34.6% 37.0% −6%
2007 25,461 37.2% 39.6% −6%
2006 22,842 39.8% 42.2% −6%
2005 21,146 43.1% 45.0% −4%
2004 19,429 44.9% 47.4% −5%
2003 16,927 45.7% 48.6% −6%
2002 13,406 47.2% 49.6% −5%
2001 9,905 46.5% 49.6% −6%
2000 6,525 46.3% 49.2% −6%
1999 4,444 45.4% 48.8% −7%
1998 2,952 43.6% 46.8% −7%
1997 1,996 43.7% 45.5% −4%
1996 1,276 41.4% 44.2% −6%
1995 958 40.0% 42.3% −5%
1994 635 36.2% 41.0% −12%
1993 475 38.5% 40.5% −5%
1992 426 36.2% 39.1% −7%
1991 462 38.7% 38.9% −0%
1990 412 31.8% 37.1% −14%
1989 391 35.8% 35.2% +2%
1988 265 32.5% 35.0% −7%
1987 205 31.7% 34.4% −8%
1986 191 33.0% 34.0% −3%
1985 138 28.3% 33.9% −17%
1984 101 30.7% 32.7% −6%
1983 103 30.1% 32.7% −8%
1982 61 31.1% 32.6% −4%
1981 80 31.3% 32.6% −4%
1980 84 34.5% 29.2% +18%
1979 77 24.7% 28.7% −14%
1978 99 32.3% 29.0% +11%
1977 88 21.6% 28.8% −25%
1976 77 31.2% 29.3% +6%
1975 73 32.9% 27.5% +19%
1974 84 26.2% 25.0% +5%
1973 116 30.2% 25.8% +17%
1972 105 27.6% 24.3% +14%
1971 498 23.7% 24.9% −5%
1970 159 18.9% 23.8% −21%
1969 162 17.9% 24.8% −28%
1968 157 24.2% 23.4% +4%
1967 139 17.3% 23.4% −26%
1966 115 22.6% 22.4% +1%
1965 99 21.2% 21.6% −2%
1964 86 20.9% 20.7% +1%
1963 59 25.4% 20.2% +26%
1962 57 10.5% 20.9% −50%
1960 54 24.1% 19.5% +24%

MoT failure rates by make

Make Tests Failure Rate National Failure Rate Relative Rate
Infiniti 110 10.0% 12.2% −18%
Bentley 399 10.0% 13.2% −24%
Aston Martin 466 10.1% 14.2% −29%
Ferrari 133 10.5% 11.4% −8%
Morgan 179 13.4% 18.5% −28%
MINI 2,234 17.2% 29.3% −41%
Porsche 2,815 17.3% 19.3% −10%
LTI 303 18.5% 37.1% −50%
Lotus 241 20.3% 20.4% −0%
Dacia 249 21.3% 20.3% +5%
Lexus 2,362 21.4% 23.4% −9%
Triumph 317 24.3% 29.9% −19%
Audi 17,784 25.7% 25.5% +1%
BMW 18,670 25.9% 26.9% −3%
Land Rover 10,578 26.2% 31.0% −16%
Jaguar 4,902 26.3% 31.3% −16%
Isuzu 292 27.1% 43.9% −38%
Toyota 18,989 27.4% 30.1% −9%
Skoda 6,410 27.7% 28.3% −2%
Hyundai 5,306 28.8% 29.4% −2%
Mercedes-Benz 12,320 29.3% 30.4% −4%
Honda 15,318 30.0% 31.1% −4%
Kia 4,052 30.4% 30.7% −1%
smart 240 31.3% 30.4% +3%
Subaru 1,251 32.0% 32.8% −2%
Mazda 6,667 32.0% 32.2% −1%
Nissan 13,953 32.2% 33.3% −4%
Volvo 7,140 32.2% 35.1% −8%
Daihatsu 281 32.7% 36.1% −9%
Suzuki 2,365 32.8% 32.4% +1%
Volkswagen 36,242 33.0% 33.1% −0%
MG 1,269 33.2% 41.7% −20%
Ford 58,766 33.9% 35.2% −4%
SEAT 4,524 34.4% 32.6% +5%
FIAT 7,289 34.5% 36.8% −6%
Mitsubishi 2,855 35.1% 36.4% −3%
SAAB 2,041 36.5% 40.6% −10%
Chevrolet 1,232 36.7% 40.5% −9%
Jeep 665 36.7% 36.0% +2%
Vauxhall 42,215 36.8% 39.0% −6%
Peugeot 18,639 37.0% 40.4% −8%
Alfa Romeo 1,176 37.7% 36.8% +2%
Citroen 11,232 38.8% 40.6% −4%
Chrysler 593 41.3% 41.8% −1%
Rover 986 42.1% 47.0% −11%
Dodge 174 43.7% 42.4% +3%
Renault 11,766 45.2% 47.4% −5%
Daewoo 185 60.0% 55.6% +8%
 

Search Good Garages