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.
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?”
The top five reasons for MOT failure
- Lighting & signalling (18.4% tests)
- Suspension (12.0)
- Brakes (9.6)
- Tyres (7.4)
- Driver’s view of the road (6.6)
With information from the police, DVLA, insurers and finance houses, MyCarCheck holds comprehensive data on every vehicle on UK roads – things that buyers should be aware of before making an offer.
Used car, van and motorbike buyers can now access MOT history completely free of charge as part of MyCarCheck’s new Vehicle Factsheet, which also features other previously charged-for data, notably valuations.