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I Bet That Car Failed It's MOT

By Maddy Price
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 11:10

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The latest MyCarCheck.com infographic uses Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) data to highlight the most common reasons for MOT failures, including blown bulbs, chips in the windscreen, and worn brakes, shock absorbers and tyres.

Reason for MOT failure % tests
1 Lighting & signaling 18.4
2 Suspension 12.0
3 Brakes 9.6
4 Tyres 7.4
5 Driver’s view of the road 6.6

Source: DVSA (from MOT tests 2014-15) 

Used car, van and motorbike buyers can now access MOT history completely free of charge as part of My Car Check’s new Vehicle Factsheet, which also features other previously charged-for data, notably valuations. See: www.youtube.com/watch?v=uUCP_vfha4E 

Head of MyCarCheck.com, Roger Powell, said: “Our new Vehicle Factsheet provides buyers with everything they need to narrow their search. The MOT data is particularly useful as you can see if a vehicle sailed through its last test or needed work and a retest. The advisory notices are also very useful as they show what repairs will likely need doing soon. Potentially expensive items, like four worn tyres, can be grounds to push for a price reduction. The mileage data protects against clocking, while the valuations confirm if the sticker price is in the right ball park. All this, in one place, for free – why wouldn’t you do it?”

With information from the police, DVLA, insurers and finance houses, My Car Check holds comprehensive data on every vehicle on UK roads – things that buyers should be aware of before making an offer.

CDL Vehicle Information Services, which owns My Car Check, performs over a million look-ups a day for companies including AutoExpress, CompareTheMarket, Go-Compare, Moneysupermarket, Swiftcover, Tesco and WhatCar?.

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