London Based MoT Stations Have Highest Pass Rates, Says A-Plan

New analysis has revealed that Enfield, North London borough, is the area of the UK where you are most likely to pass your MOT. It’s quite surprising that most of the areas with high MoT pass rates tend to be in or around London. Maybe the cars are serviced and cared for much better in the South East of the UK? Perhaps the weather is kinder and the pot-holes less frequent? Who can say? Here’s the research from A-Plan.

The study by A-Plan Insurance examined the latest GOV.UK data on MOT tests and outcomes to reveal the areas of the UK with the highest/lowest percentage of pass rates. Taking the top spot as the UK area with the highest percentage pass rate for an MOT is Enfield, London with an average rate of 87.04%, nearly 7% higher than the national average.

Coming in as the UK area with the 2nd highest chance of passing your MOT is the postcode area East London including Whitechapel, Hackney and Stratford. This area has an MOT pass rate percentage of 86.47%. Romford, with an average MOT pass rate of 85.7% is the UK area with the 3rd highest chance of passing this test. Southall comes in just below Romford with an average MOT pass percentage of 85.66%.

Coming in fifth is the postcode area South East London with an MOT pass rate of 85.63%. Residents of this area only have a 14.3% chance of failure. Making sixth place is Slough, located in Berkshire, famous for being a popular area for commuters, with an average pass rate of 85.59%.

Bromley comes in as the UK area with the seventh-highest pass rate for an MOT at 85.47%. In eighth position is Twickenham, the home of the Rugby Football Union, with an average pass rate of 85.45%. Ilford comes in ninth with an average pass rate of 85.44%. Four out of five of the top ten areas are situated in Scotland.

Dartford, located in Kent, comes in tenth position with a 85.31% average pass rate.

Kirkcaldy comes in with the lowest percentage of pass rate when analysing all MOT tests in a calendar year. In this area, you have a 72.9% chance of passing your MOT.

Commenting on the figures, a spokesperson for A-Plan Insurance said: An MOT checks that your vehicle meets the road safety and environmental standards and is a requirement by law, but it is a particularly easy test to fail.

Small ways to fail your MOT include your screen wash not being filled up or having a lit-up warning light on the dashboard; ensure that you have checked both of these things before heading off for your test. It is suggested that if an area is offering low costs for the MOT itself, you will incur higher costs for the parts that need fixing and/or replacing which is something we advise to be aware of.

According to the Express, the average repair costs are £272 in the UK, coupled with the government limit of £54.85 for the service. This research highlights where some UK areas will be less likely to splash the cash.”


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