The main failure points at first MoT have been revealed and they include lighting and signalling, brakes and tyre wear and damage.
MyCarNeedsA.com, the price comparison site where service providers quote for MoT work, has analysed a total of 29,640,484 records from the Vehicle Operator and Services Agency (VOSA - 2015) to identify the reasons for test failures.
First MoT failure reasons and occurence percentage
Scott Hamilton (pictured), MyCarNeedsA.com managing director, said: “Our data shows that the main failure categories are lighting and signalling, including faults such as failed bulbs and misaligned headlights; brakes; tyre damage, as well as tyre wear; drivers view of the road, including windscreen damage, windscreen wiper faults, windscreen washer not working and missing, or faulty mirrors.
“The good news is that our research shows the majority of MoT failures can be fixed quickly and cheaply by motorists, before they book their vehicle in for an MoT.
“Many of these faults can be picked up by regular maintenance and can be detected by the owner, by a very simple walk-around inspection of the car.
MyCarNeedsA.com works with 4,000 dealers, garage and workshop partners nationwide.