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Latest MOT data shows motorists continue to drive less each year.

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On Friday, the Department for Transport released the latest data on MOT results. This is the first update since the Government published the 2015/16 MOT results more than a year ago. Our data scientists crunched the numbers on 23 million MOT tests.

Here are the trends you need to know:

  • UK motorists continue to drive lower mileages year-on-year
  • If you want to pass your MOT, get tested on a Sunday and not a Monday
  • The busiest day in the year to get an MOT is the 20th March
  • London and the South East had the highest MOT pass rates in the UK
  • Turquoise cars are most likely to pass an MOT, with a pass rate of 92% (compared with an overall average of 73%)
  • Honda cars have the highest MOT pass rate, with the Honda Jazz offering the highest overall pass rate
  • Chrysler, Chevrolet, Renault, Citroen and Alfa Romeo cars offer the worst MOT pass rates

UK motorists continue to drive less

Motorists drove an average of 7,134 miles in 2017, down from 7,250 miles in 2016, and 7,334 miles the year before that.

According to James Blackham, co-founder of By Miles, “The latest data clearly shows that motorists continue to drive less and less each year.

“Sadly, this hasn’t been reflected in the cost of car insurance, in fact for many people it’s quite the opposite. Drivers continue to see price increases - especially at renewal. This simply isn’t fair.

“If you spend less time on the road, you’re less likely to be involved in an accident, so it stands to reason that you should pay less for your insurance cover. That’s why we created pay-per-mile car insurance. It’s a fairer way to pay.”

If you want to pass your MOT, get tested on a Sunday (and not a Monday)
The busiest day to get an MOT test in 2017 was 20th March - so it’s best avoided!

Believe it or not, your chances of passing can be affected by the day of the week you take your car for its MOT. The stats show that you’re more likely to pass if you take your car for an MOT at the weekend. Only 72% of cars tested on a Monday passed their MOT, while 79% passed when they were taken for a test on a Sunday.

The busiest months for MOTs are March and September.This corresponds with when the new number plate comes out each year, so it’s when the majority of new cars are registered.

The quietest month for MOT bookings is December, with people preparing for the festive season.

MOT pass rates by UK postcode

When it comes to actually passing the MOT test, the cars in the South East of England come out clear winners. More than four in five cars pass their MOT first time in the South East’s top five postcode areas of Enfield (EN), Romford (RM), South East London (SE), Ilford (IG),  and East London (E). These regions outperform the rest of the UK by 14%, averaging an 84% pass rate compared to the national average of 73%.

It’s no coincidence that the postcodes with the UK’s lowest annual mileage are all also based in the South East. Cars in the five postcodes areas of South West London (SW), Bromley (BR), West London (W), Sutton (SM) and Kingston upon Thames (KT) averaged just 5,600 miles per year, compared with the national average of 7,134 miles. The milder weather in the region, and not being that close to the salty sea air of the coast, also seems to help cars stay in more roadworthy condition.

Low mileage helps

The data also shows that the safest cars are driven by low mileage drivers. Cars driven 7,000 miles per year or less have an average pass rate of 93%, compared with 84% for those that drive over 10,000 miles per year.

(So that the results weren’t skewed by the age of the car for this analysis, this comparison only included  cars that were aged between 3 to 5 years old).

Does car colour make a difference to your MOT?

Turquoise cars have the highest pass rate of all colours, passing 92% of all their MOTs first time, compared to the national average of 73%.

Pass rates for all cars

It’s no surprise that newer cars are more likely to pass their MOT than older vehicles. Just under 90% of newer cars between 3 and 4 years old will pass their first MOT. The likelihood of passing decreases steadily as cars age, getting down to an average pass rate of just 58.8% for cars by the time they’re 17 years old.

After this, the worst offending cars get scrapped, causing the pass rate to increase again as cars get older. 50-year-old cars actually have an average pass rate of 80%, compared with the national average of 72%. Cars that make it this age are likely to be doing lower mileage and will be well looked after.

Comparing MOT pass rates by make and model

Only manufacturers with more than 3,000 cars tested for the year have been included in this analysis. This means that many of the more  exclusive brands didn’t make the list. So that the analysis wasn’t skewed by older vehicle models, By Miles has only compared cars that were aged between 3 to 5 years old.

Honda sits at the top of the MOT league table, with an average first-time pass rate of 93.8%. Chrysler is at the bottom, with an average MOT pass rate of 80%.1%. Here are the top 5 brands, and their first-time-pass percentages:

Make Number of
Passes
Number of
Fails
Pass Rate
HONDA 78,552 5,220 93.8%
PORSCHE 10,028 734 93.2%
SUBARU 3,034 234 92.8%
LEXUS 12,137 969 92.6%
TOYOTA 129,625 12,081 91.5%

Trailed by the bottom five brands, with the lowest pass rates of all the large manufacturers:

Make Number of
Passes
Number of
Fails
Pass Rate
ALFA ROMEO 7,599 1,352 84.9%
CITROEN 117,879 21,815 84.4%
RENAULT 66,358 14,123 82.5%
CHEVROLET 12,361 2,669 82.2%
CHRYSLER 3,241 803 80.1%

For specific car models, analysis only includes cars for which more than 1,000 models were tested.

The Porsche 911 tops the table with an average pass rate of 95.9%, while the Renault Megane sits at the bottom, with an average of 77.5%. Here are the top 5 models, and their first-time-pass percentages:

Porsche 911 95.9%
Honda Jazz 95.3%
Toyota IQ 94.5%
Mazda MX5 94.4%
Porsche Boxster 94.4%

Trailed by the bottom five models with the lowest pass rates:

Citroen DS3 81.1%
Vauxhall Corsa 79.4%
Peugeot 5008 78.8%
Fiat Punto 78.5%
Renault Megane 77.5%

European-made cars seem to be popular for driving high annual mileages, with Skoda, Mercedes and Audi taking the top 3 positions for highest annual mileage. The most driven 5 brands are shown below:

Skoda 8,800 miles per annum
Mercedes 8,500 miles per annum
Audi 8,400 miles per annum
SEAT 8,200 miles per annum
Volvo 8,000 miles per annum

With the lowest mileage brands shown below:

Fiat 6,000 miles per annum
Jaguar 5,900 miles per annum
Suzuki 5,700 miles per annum
Smart 4,800 miles per annum
Porsche 3,600 miles per annum

For further information please contact:

Ollie at press@bymiles.co.uk or call 07935 089233

MOT data crunching

Data published: 11th January 2019
Data: The “Anonymised MOT tests and results” published by: Department for Transport (DfT)
Data source: https://data.gov.uk/dataset/e3939ef8-30c7-4ca8-9c7c-ad9475cc9b2f/anonymised-mot-tests-and-results
Data size: 23,048,887 MOTsPeriod: Data covers MOTs carried out in 2017
Analysis: Data crunching by bymiles.co.uk

Analysis of results: The full results of the data analysis carried out by By Miles can be found below, and you can access a Google Doc of the data here.

Average annual mileage per car


Year Average Annual Mileage
per Car
2017(1) 7,134
2016 7,250
2015 7,334

(1) Latest Year

MOT pass rate by day of the week

Day of Test Number of
Passes
Number of
Fails
Pass Rate
Monday 2,981,842 1,139,160 72.4%
Tuesday 3,205,580 1,203,237 72.7%
Wednesday 3,109,506 1,167,028 72.7%
Thursday 3,027,402 1,112,893 73.1%
Friday 3,006,753 1,049,730 74.1%
Saturday 1,564,301 428,864 78.5%
Sunday 41,565 11,026 79.0%

MOT pass rate by colour of car

Car Colour Number of Passes Number of Fails Pass Rate
Turquoise 4,180 340 92.5%
Maroon 2,741 260 91.3%
Brown 46,464 4,674 90.9%
Gold 6,554 727 90.0%
Bronze 10,000 1,128 89.9%
Beige 16,388 1,874 89.7%
Pink 4,809 579 89.3%
Red 357,183 43,751 89.1%
Purple 9,928 1,221 89.0%
Blue 366,024 45,316 89.0%
Grey 405,847 51,952 88.7%
Green 23,281 2,988 88.6%
Silver 467,267 61,529 88.4%
Orange 17,257 2,288 88.3%
Black 612,374 88,355 87.4%
White 726,745 110,208 86.8%
Yellow 14,832 2,284 86.7%
Cream 1,711 270 86.4%
Multi-Colour 1,590 262 85.9%
Not Stated 13 4 76.5%

MOT pass rate by make

Notes: Data only includes manufacturers with more than 3,000 cars tested for the year. Data only includes cars that were 3 to 5 years old
Make Number of Passes Number of Fails Pass Rate
HONDA 78,552 5,220 93.8%
PORSCHE 10,028 734 93.2%
SUBARU 3,034 234 92.8%
LEXUS 12,137 969 92.6%
SMART 2,440 200 92.4%
TOYOTA 129,625 12,081 91.5%
MINI 70,120 6,560 91.4%
SUZUKI 41,363 4,057 91.1%
SKODA 84,017 8,609 90.7%
AUDI 175,767 18,363 90.5%
MAZDA 41,257 4,499 90.2%
MERCEDES-BENZ 116,660 13,962 89.3%
VOLKSWAGEN 284,874 35,001 89.1%
MERCEDES 25,490 3,138 89.0%
DACIA 15,707 1,951 89.0%
BMW 167,966 21,348 88.7%
JAGUAR 21,180 2,708 88.7%
LAND ROVER 76,376 9,842 88.6%
NISSAN 160,793 21,267 88.3%
MITSUBISHI 18,043 2,417 88.2%
VOLVO 42,818 5,879 87.9%
SEAT 55,074 7,677 87.8%
FORD 446,764 63,655 87.5%
JEEP 2,874 417 87.3%
HYUNDAI 95,925 14,026 87.2%
PEUGEOT 157,595 23,293 87.1%
KIA 91,422 14,141 86.6%
VAUXHALL 343,087 57,620 85.6%
FIAT 90,995 15,513 85.4%
ALFA ROMEO 7,599 1,352 84.9%
CITROEN 117,879 21,815 84.4%
RENAULT 66,358 14,123 82.5%
CHEVROLET 12,361 2,669 82.2%
CHRYSLER 3,241 803 80.1%

MOT pass rate by model

Notes: The following only includes models with more than 1,000 cars tested for the year. The following only includes cars that were 3 to 5 years old.
Make Model Pass Fail Pass Rate
HONDA JAZZ I-VTEC EX 1,569 60 96.3%
PORSCHE 911 2,213 94 95.9%
HONDA JAZZ I-VTEC ES CVT 2,605 117 95.7%
HONDA JAZZ I-VTEC ES 2,811 136 95.4%
HONDA JAZZ 21,313 1,056 95.3%
TOYOTA IQ 2,521 147 94.5%
MAZDA MX5 4,282 253 94.4%
PORSCHE BOXSTER 1,921 114 94.4%
SUZUKI SPLASH 5,401 355 93.8%
SKODA YETI 14,063 974 93.5%
SUZUKI SWIFT SZ3 1,756 123 93.5%
VAUXHALL AGILA 3,435 244 93.4%
HONDA CR-V 18,518 1,340 93.3%
AUDI Q5 9,393 684 93.2%
AUDI Q3 15,892 1,172 93.1%
TOYOTA GT86 2,251 167 93.1%
AUDI TT 8,687 654 93.0%
SUZUKI SWIFT 8,571 657 92.9%
SKODA CITIGO 9,957 769 92.8%
VOLKSWAGEN UP 27,229 2,105 92.8%
TOYOTA PRIUS 9,131 707 92.8%
BMW X3 XDRIVE20D SE AUTO 1,651 129 92.8%
LEXUS CT 5,635 441 92.7%
TOYOTA RAV-4 2,473 194 92.7%
TOYOTA YARIS 43,323 3,410 92.7%
HONDA INSIGHT 1,031 83 92.5%
VAUXHALL MERIVA 11,337 926 92.4%
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF PLUS 480 40 92.3%
MINI COOPER 9,914 832 92.3%
HONDA CIVIC 21,963 1,850 92.2%
TOYOTA AURIS 18,971 1,655 92.0%
VAUXHALL MOKKA 15,922 1,394 91.9%
MINI ONE 8,039 708 91.9%
SKODA ROOMSTER 3,968 350 91.9%
VOLKSWAGEN TIGUAN 17,378 1,534 91.9%
AUDI A1 31,456 2,925 91.5%
MINI MINI 28,196 2,658 91.4%
MINI COOPER S 3,353 318 91.3%
FIAT DUCATO 3,423 325 91.3%
MERCEDES C 180 1,388 133 91.3%
MINI MINI (R60) 2,275 219 91.2%
MAZDA 2 13,283 1,305 91.1%
MAZDA 3 8,459 848 90.9%
PORSCHE CAYENNE 3,011 302 90.9%
TOYOTA AYGO 23,179 2,341 90.8%
MERCEDES B 180 1,378 140 90.8%
VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG 3,825 389 90.8%
TOYOTA VERSO 4,848 500 90.7%
BMW X3 5,145 534 90.6%
AUDI A6 16,339 1,720 90.5%
LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 582 62 90.4%
AUDI Q7 4,665 498 90.4%
MERCEDES A 180 3,502 374 90.4%
NISSAN JUKE 46,653 5,024 90.3%
MERCEDES C 200 694 75 90.2%
SKODA FABIA 25,475 2,779 90.2%
VOLKSWAGEN GOLF 84,745 9,266 90.1%
BMW X1 9,606 1,051 90.1%
FORD C-MAX 18,901 2,079 90.1%
PEUGEOT 107 19,623 2,171 90.0%
VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE 5,352 595 90.0%
FORD B-MAX 15,871 1,766 90.0%
BMW 330 3,076 345 89.9%
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 17,637 1,982 89.9%
SEAT MII 4,363 492 89.9%
BMW X3 XDRIVE20D M SPORT AUTO 1,494 169 89.8%
VOLVO V40 13,405 1,524 89.8%
BMW X3 (F25) 1,331 152 89.8%
SKODA RAPID 3,910 448 89.7%
HYUNDAI I20 18,098 2,087 89.7%
AUDI A3 42,359 4,913 89.6%
MERCEDES C 220 3,925 457 89.6%
NISSAN PIXO 1,391 162 89.6%
TOYOTA AVENSIS 6,938 821 89.4%
KIA SOUL 2,252 268 89.4%
FORD KUGA 18,811 2,240 89.4%
BMW 116 15,553 1,857 89.3%
PEUGEOT 208 24,216 2,913 89.3%
FORD FIESTA 164,293 19,764 89.3%
SKODA OCTAVIA 20,204 2,436 89.2%
MERCEDES A 200 1,110 134 89.2%
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA EXCLUSIV 5,886 714 89.2%
NISSAN NOTE 19,245 2,342 89.2%
AUDI A4 24,652 3,000 89.2%
CITROEN C1 20,279 2,478 89.1%
MITSUBISHI ASX 3,684 455 89.0%
FORD KA 26,642 3,294 89.0%
VOLVO V70 1,690 209 89.0%
SEAT LEON 18,723 2,322 89.0%
MINI COOPER D 3,521 438 88.9%
MERCEDES E 350 1,020 127 88.9%
FIAT PANDA 10,677 1,331 88.9%
SUZUKI SX4 3,944 495 88.8%
BMW Z4 1,643 207 88.8%
BMW 320 20,739 2,635 88.7%
AUDI A7 2,723 347 88.7%
MERCEDES C 250 1,348 172 88.7%
VOLKSWAGEN POLO 57,040 7,290 88.7%
BMW 120 3,572 458 88.6%
FORD FOCUS 110,960 14,282 88.6%
SUZUKI ALTO 12,463 1,605 88.6%
BMW 520D SE AUTO 2,460 320 88.5%
KIA PICANTO 19,162 2,498 88.5%
PEUGEOT 107 ALLURE 2,375 310 88.5%
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER 11,724 1,532 88.4%
PEUGEOT 208 ACCESS PLUS 2,122 278 88.4%
PEUGEOT RCZ 2,023 266 88.4%
BMW 118 7,511 988 88.4%
HYUNDAI I10 31,197 4,114 88.3%
SKODA SUPERB 6,383 844 88.3%
VOLKSWAGEN TOURAN 7,500 993 88.3%
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER EVOQUE 19,069 2,530 88.3%
VOLVO XC90 2,937 391 88.3%
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER SPORT 10,765 1,435 88.2%
MERCEDES E 220 3,542 474 88.2%
BMW X5 4,271 572 88.2%
BMW 520 11,254 1,508 88.2%
DACIA DUSTER 6,376 859 88.1%
BMW 116D EFFICIENTDYNAMICS 2,497 339 88.0%
NISSAN QASHQAI 61,175 8,318 88.0%
AUDI A5 15,971 2,179 88.0%
BMW 320D EFFICIENTDYNAMICS 1,770 242 88.0%
MERCEDES E 250 1,718 235 88.0%
JAGUAR XF 14,842 2,031 88.0%
VAUXHALL ADAM 8,384 1,154 87.9%
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY 10,395 1,440 87.8%
BMW 318 4,438 616 87.8%
VOLVO XC60 7,048 979 87.8%
VAUXHALL ZAFIRA 29,350 4,122 87.7%
NISSAN MICRA 16,681 2,349 87.7%
VOLKSWAGEN SHARAN 3,599 507 87.7%
PEUGEOT BOXER 2,504 355 87.6%
VAUXHALL ASTRA ELITE CDTI S/S 1,631 232 87.5%
CITROEN C4 8,357 1,196 87.5%
VAUXHALL CORSA SE AUTO 1,955 280 87.5%
BMW 520D M SPORT AUTO 2,759 398 87.4%
VOLVO S60 1,732 250 87.4%
PEUGEOT 308 14,328 2,069 87.4%
PEUGEOT 208 ALLURE 1,951 282 87.4%
HYUNDAI IX20 5,000 733 87.2%
KIA RIO 14,671 2,158 87.2%
SEAT EXEO 1,053 155 87.2%
KIA SPORTAGE 24,286 3,605 87.1%
VAUXHALL CORSA ACTIVE AC 3,313 492 87.1%
VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 21,535 3,200 87.1%
KIA VENGA 7,722 1,149 87.0%
HYUNDAI I30 15,619 2,336 87.0%
PEUGEOT 208 ACTIVE HDI 1,670 250 87.0%
KIA SORENTO 3,156 474 86.9%
ALFA ROMEO GIULIETTA 4,700 706 86.9%
FIAT 500 C 771 116 86.9%
PEUGEOT 208 ACTIVE 6,738 1,014 86.9%
SEAT IBIZA 24,700 3,721 86.9%
BMW 116D SPORT 1,284 194 86.9%
CITROEN C3 PICASSO 10,609 1,614 86.8%
MITSUBISHI L200 5,724 880 86.7%
VOLKSWAGEN SCIROCCO 6,031 935 86.6%
FORD GRAND C-MAX 6,302 978 86.6%
PEUGEOT 3008 13,181 2,066 86.4%
PEUGEOT PARTNER 18,284 2,869 86.4%
VOLKSWAGEN CADDY 16,286 2,566 86.4%
CITROEN C3 10,374 1,654 86.2%
VAUXHALL ASTRA 44,581 7,121 86.2%
VOLVO C30 1,796 287 86.2%
VAUXHALL CORSA SE 5,756 923 86.2%
VOLKSWAGEN AMAROK 2,687 433 86.1%
PEUGEOT 207 6,695 1,091 86.0%
PEUGEOT 508 3,700 608 85.9%
VAUXHALL ASTRA GTC 10,426 1,715 85.9%
HYUNDAI IX35 15,253 2,511 85.9%
CHEVROLET CRUZE 1,308 216 85.8%
FIAT 500 44,846 7,453 85.7%
CITROEN C4 PICASSO 6,796 1,137 85.7%
FIAT 500 L 2,028 340 85.6%
VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2,142 360 85.6%
VOLKSWAGEN TRANSPORTER 18,696 3,166 85.5%
VOLVO V60 4,180 708 85.5%
VAUXHALL ASTRA SRI 4,121 699 85.5%
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA 25,161 4,271 85.5%
BMW 640 1,983 337 85.5%
VOLKSWAGEN CC 5,335 916 85.3%
FORD RANGER 4,357 759 85.2%
RENAULT CLIO EXPRESSION PLUS 16V 1,539 269 85.1%
TOYOTA HILUX 7,706 1,349 85.1%
PEUGEOT 3008 ACTIVE HDI 2,004 352 85.1%
MAZDA 6 6,853 1,204 85.1%
SEAT ALHAMBRA 2,378 427 84.8%
HYUNDAI VELOSTER 1,394 251 84.7%
RENAULT CLIO 25,053 4,528 84.7%
VAUXHALL ANTARA 5,874 1,068 84.6%
VAUXHALL CORSA EXCLUSIV AC 1,697 310 84.6%
FORD MONDEO 21,577 3,953 84.5%
RENAULT SCENIC 3,560 653 84.5%
FIAT DOBLO 8,548 1,598 84.2%
VAUXHALL CORSA SXI AC 7,109 1,330 84.2%
RENAULT GRAND SCENIC 1,288 243 84.1%
VAUXHALL CORSA 64,928 12,277 84.1%
CITROEN DS4 4,388 837 84.0%
CHEVROLET ORLANDO 1,220 233 84.0%
VAUXHALL ASTRA ACTIVE 2,019 386 84.0%
CITROEN DS5 2,206 423 83.9%
BMW X5 (E70) 1,000 192 83.9%
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA SRI NAV CDTI 1,112 214 83.9%
NISSAN NAVARA 5,020 979 83.7%
KIA CEED 17,415 3,417 83.6%
VAUXHALL ASTRA SRI CDTI S/S 1,769 351 83.4%
VAUXHALL CORSA S ECOFLEX 3,571 714 83.3%
VAUXHALL INSIGNIA SRI CDTI 1,738 350 83.2%
HYUNDAI SANTA FE 2,999 615 83.0%
FORD GALAXY 8,684 1,784 83.0%
HYUNDAI I40 5,520 1,148 82.8%
CHEVROLET AVEO 1,230 261 82.5%
FORD S-MAX 9,202 1,959 82.4%
CITROEN BERLINGO 15,697 3,363 82.4%
ALFA ROMEO MITO 2,407 525 82.1%
VOLVO V50 1,236 274 81.9%
MERCEDES VITO 914 203 81.8%
VAUXHALL CORSA SXI 1,713 381 81.8%
VAUXHALL CORSA SRI 1,670 379 81.5%
FORD TRANSIT CONNECT 8,543 1,971 81.3%
CITROEN DS3 23,731 5,542 81.1%
NISSAN NV200 4,804 1,175 80.3%
CHEVROLET SPARK 3,496 865 80.2%
VAUXHALL VIVARO 10,631 2,712 79.7%
RENAULT TRAFIC 4,430 1,142 79.5%
PEUGEOT EXPERT 3,041 786 79.5%
VAUXHALL CORSA LIMITED EDITION 4,508 1,172 79.4%
PEUGEOT BIPPER 2,291 599 79.3%
PEUGEOT 5008 2,895 778 78.8%
FIAT PUNTO 6,893 1,894 78.4%
CITROEN NEMO 2,386 673 78.0%
FORD TRANSIT 29,950 8,470 78.0%
CITROEN DISPATCH 3,428 979 77.8%
RENAULT KANGOO 3,280 946 77.6%
RENAULT MEGANE 10,607 3,085 77.5%
VAUXHALL COMBO 5,025 1,752 74.1%

Average mileage by make

Make Average Mileage Number of MOTs
DACIA 8,932 9,880
SKODA 8,833 252,429
MERCEDES-BENZ 8,478 310,435
AUDI 8,353 519,913
SEAT 8,239 179,540
VOLVO 8,048 227,533
BMW 7,853 602,200
VOLKSWAGEN 7,739 1,298,235
VAUXHALL 7,374 1,721,918
CITROEN 7,365 568,479
FORD 7,240 2,234,153
LAND ROVER 7,152 333,952
MITSUBISHI 7,098 152,062
LEXUS 7,087 60,379
KIA 7,082 251,384
TOYOTA 7,065 767,416
PEUGEOT 6,944 824,753
RENAULT 6,882 618,615
ALFA ROMEO 6,838 39,386
HONDA 6,690 545,583
MERCEDES 6,669 225,096
NISSAN 6,620 621,618
CHRYSLER 6,606 23,469
JEEP 6,593 20,373
SUBARU 6,440 38,240
HYUNDAI 6,436 285,509
MAZDA 6,346 256,994
CHEVROLET 6,096 65,382
MINI 6,087 250,565
FIAT 5,965 368,373
JAGUAR 5,891 138,689
SUZUKI 5,680 187,964
SMART 4,814 8,264
PORSCHE 3,576 50,668

MOT pass rate by postcode

Postcode
Area
Number of
Passes
Number of
Fails
Pass Rate Average Age
of Car (Years)
EN 118,405 22,439 84.1% 9.8
RM 162,754 32,163 83.5% 9.6
SE 188,726 37,351 83.5% 10.6
IG 84,750 16,963 83.3% 9.5
E 170,616 35,043 83.0% 10.1
BR 77,695 17,734 81.4% 9.3
CR 134,871 31,187 81.2% 10.1
N 144,746 33,568 81.2% 10.7
UB 112,176 26,706 80.8% 10.2
LU 118,197 28,212 80.7% 9.8
DA 137,147 32,939 80.6% 9.6
SS 172,314 41,980 80.4% 10.3
SL 132,866 32,751 80.2% 10.0
CM 228,432 56,872 80.1% 9.6
TW 146,377 36,533 80.0% 10.0
XX 1,299 325 80.0% 11.4
HA 120,308 30,213 79.9% 9.9
KT 171,023 44,743 79.3% 9.9
NW 136,677 36,373 79.0% 9.3
SW 108,228 29,061 78.8% 10.0
B 537,073 147,135 78.5% 9.7
HP 178,376 49,291 78.3% 9.8
SM 46,051 12,912 78.1% 10.6
AL 82,654 23,381 77.9% 9.4
W 59,623 16,867 77.9% 10.1
SG 135,706 38,602 77.9% 9.8
RG 276,278 82,727 77.0% 9.7
LE 311,219 94,503 76.7% 9.7
BB 137,730 42,335 76.5% 9.3
HX 44,749 13,845 76.4% 9.6
CO 136,781 43,114 76.0% 10.4
ME 191,705 60,592 76.0% 9.8
L 177,363 56,812 75.7% 9.1
RH 184,632 59,197 75.7% 10.1
S 375,360 121,724 75.5% 9.4
CB 125,688 41,329 75.3% 10.0
CV 243,531 80,105 75.2% 9.7
M 244,870 80,943 75.2% 9.6
WF 149,055 49,305 75.1% 9.1
BL 120,188 39,855 75.1% 8.9
WA 181,521 60,598 75.0% 8.7
WD 77,486 25,932 74.9% 9.2
MK 172,561 57,995 74.8% 9.6
SK 173,707 59,639 74.4% 9.1
DE 225,019 77,839 74.3% 9.5
GU 240,980 83,776 74.2% 10.0
SO 219,131 76,463 74.1% 10.0
TN 231,935 81,477 74.0% 10.4
DG 41,145 14,455 74.0% 9.2
PR 151,375 53,279 74.0% 9.4
IP 202,038 71,165 74.0% 10.3
OX 187,614 66,315 73.9% 10.1
DY 117,548 41,571 73.9% 9.9
WV 111,398 39,418 73.9% 9.7
OL 108,800 39,311 73.5% 9.1
CW 99,511 35,972 73.4% 9.2
CA 96,477 34,946 73.4% 8.9
DH 75,575 27,582 73.3% 8.7
LA 92,095 33,649 73.2% 9.6
WN 73,534 26,892 73.2% 9.0
SY 114,766 42,074 73.2% 10.1
NE 267,582 98,498 73.1% 8.7
DN 214,012 78,790 73.1% 9.4
WR 96,825 35,782 73.0% 10.2
PE 296,734 110,334 72.9% 10.0
WS 121,056 45,193 72.8% 9.5
HG 45,474 17,064 72.7% 8.6
CT 131,008 49,445 72.6% 10.3
TS 148,868 56,900 72.3% 8.9
LL 165,351 64,524 71.9% 10.2
BD 140,630 54,955 71.9% 9.4
NR 231,101 90,415 71.9% 10.3
SN 143,998 57,655 71.4% 10.0
HR 62,664 25,165 71.3% 10.6
TD 31,446 12,634 71.3% 8.9
DL 92,146 37,062 71.3% 9.2
SA 211,609 85,295 71.3% 9.5
NP 137,913 55,636 71.3% 9.6
HS 7,385 3,006 71.1% 9.4
KW 14,356 5,847 71.1% 9.7
CH 180,318 73,609 71.0% 9.3
NN 201,404 82,846 70.9% 9.8
HD 62,859 26,326 70.5% 8.8
ML 79,830 33,565 70.4% 7.7
GL 205,145 86,381 70.4% 10.4
FY 68,933 29,031 70.4% 9.7
DT 64,408 27,258 70.3% 11.3
SP 79,072 33,467 70.3% 10.5
G 249,060 105,479 70.2% 7.9
LN 92,399 39,376 70.1% 9.6
SR 54,339 23,198 70.1% 8.6
BN 204,016 87,767 69.9% 10.4
BH 175,545 75,759 69.9% 10.6
CF 255,416 111,080 69.7% 9.0
NG 297,572 129,763 69.6% 9.6
ZE 6,255 2,738 69.6% 8.2
KA 86,234 37,751 69.6% 8.2
PO 235,497 105,356 69.1% 10.4
YO 150,024 67,787 68.9% 9.4
LS 165,910 75,261 68.8% 8.9
BA 140,341 64,431 68.5% 10.3
ST 168,610 78,459 68.2% 9.2
PA 71,216 33,428 68.1% 8.0
TA 103,421 48,708 68.0% 11.0
BS 278,625 131,228 68.0% 10.1
EH 193,924 91,403 68.0% 8.5
TF 56,835 27,093 67.7% 9.9
IV 65,079 31,161 67.6% 8.6
LD 14,359 6,915 67.5% 10.4
FK 65,191 31,927 67.1% 8.0
PH 44,103 22,699 66.0% 8.5
TQ 81,071 42,335 65.7% 11.1
HU 101,636 53,314 65.6% 9.1
EX 169,231 89,267 65.5% 10.6
AB 117,644 64,214 64.7% 8.1
TR 89,138 51,777 63.3% 10.8
PL 149,780 87,319 63.2% 10.6
DD 54,716 37,116 59.6% 8.5
KY 77,180 53,068 59.3% 8.8

MOT pass rate by age of car

Age of Car (Years) Number of
Passes
Number of
Fails
MOT
Pass Rate
0 2,493 47 98.1%
1 16,008 1,062 93.8%
2 49,098 3,680 93.0%
3 1,949,146 201,840 90.6%
4 1,663,771 215,205 88.5%
5 1,420,000 249,651 85.0%
6 1,297,774 287,505 81.9%
7 1,269,891 348,109 78.5%
8 1,176,024 383,054 75.4%
9 1,181,194 464,333 71.8%
10 1,261,167 557,370 69.4%
11 1,116,296 560,523 66.6%
12 991,833 569,928 63.5%
13 866,806 548,004 61.3%
14 730,659 482,113 60.2%
15 558,718 384,650 59.2%
16 384,123 267,077 59.0%
17 243,003 170,468 58.8%
18 163,040 113,275 59.0%
19 105,964 69,959 60.2%
20 78,193 49,174 61.4%
21 52,679 32,507 61.8%
22 40,822 23,982 63.0%
23 29,375 16,499 64.0%
24 23,594 12,945 64.6%
25 20,189 10,385 66.0%
26 20,485 10,328 66.5%
27 19,291 8,981 68.2%
28 17,131 7,948 68.3%
29 11,907 5,414 68.7%
30 9,800 4,242 69.8%
31 8,209 3,692 69.0%
32 6,988 3,095 69.3%
33 5,559 2,345 70.3%
34 5,537 2,306 70.6%
35 4,084 1,789 69.5%
36 4,260 1,778 70.6%
37 4,674 1,738 72.9%
38 5,484 2,026 73.0%
39 4,818 1,698 73.9%
40 4,377 1,599 73.2%
41 3,906 1,306 74.9%
42 4,550 1,487 75.4%
43 3,494 1,022 77.4%
44 5,525 1,732 76.1%
45 5,134 1,521 77.1%
46 24,714 7,359 77.1%
47 9,952 2,601 79.3%
48 7,322 2,007 78.5%
49 6,866 1,789 79.3%
50 7,019 1,734 80.2%
51 5,651 1,380 80.4%
52 5,586 1,275 81.4%
53 4,367 936 82.3%
54 3,901 843 82.2%
55 2,945 615 82.7%
56 3,287 657 83.3%
57 2,710 536 83.5%
58 948 185 83.7%
59 452 93 82.9%
60 440 100 81.5%
61 322 57 85.0%
62 406 73 84.8%
63 310 46 87.1%
64 280 48 85.4%
65 190 24 88.8%
66 180 18 90.9%
67 134 18 88.2%
68 118 20 85.5%
69 97 13 88.2%
70 72 4 94.7%
71 48 3 94.1%
72 20 3 87.0%
73 20 2 90.9%
74 23 1 95.8%
75 26 2 92.9%
76 8 6 57.1%
77 19 6 76.0%
78 66 12 84.6%
79 101 7 93.5%
80 135 9 93.8%
81 142 8 94.7%
82 143 8 94.7%
83 124 4 96.9%
84 99 3 97.1%
85 76 5 93.8%
86 69 1 98.6%
87 64 1 98.5%
88 68 2 97.1%
89 61 1 98.4%
90 44 1 97.8%
91 33 2 94.3%
92 24 1 96.0%
93 23 1 95.8%
94 9 1 90.0%
95 5 12 29.4%
96 6 13 31.6%
97 2 - -
98 3 - -
99 1 - -
100 3 - -
101 1 - -
102 1 - -
103 3 - -
104 3 - -
105 2 - -
106 2 - -
116 54 - -
117 68 - -
118 1 - -
128 1 - -
130 1 - -
132 1 - -
148 2 - -
149 1 - -

MOT bookings by month

MOT Test Month Number of MOTs
January 1,833,398
February 1,866,546
March 2,580,243
April 1,938,820
May 2,114,248
June 2,064,442
July 1,872,093
August 1,892,373
September 2,184,747
October 1,926,301
November 1,667,521
December 1,108,155

MOT bookings by day of the year

  • Quietest day of the year: 25-Dec-17
  • Busiest day of the year: 20-Mar-17
MOT Date Number of MOTs
01-Jan-17 58
02-Jan-17 3,051
03-Jan-17 67,749
04-Jan-17 78,546
05-Jan-17 77,085
06-Jan-17 79,055
07-Jan-17 39,769
08-Jan-17 840
09-Jan-17 88,085
10-Jan-17 85,412
11-Jan-17 80,884
12-Jan-17 76,764
13-Jan-17 73,382
14-Jan-17 39,911
15-Jan-17 920
16-Jan-17 85,654
17-Jan-17 81,359
18-Jan-17 76,554
19-Jan-17 73,836
20-Jan-17 77,821
21-Jan-17 41,500
22-Jan-17 982
23-Jan-17 85,901
24-Jan-17 81,196
25-Jan-17 78,613
26-Jan-17 76,275
27-Jan-17 80,297
28-Jan-17 41,647
29-Jan-17 959
30-Jan-17 82,915
31-Jan-17 76,378
01-Feb-17 71,357
02-Feb-17 68,488
03-Feb-17 70,370
04-Feb-17 37,896
05-Feb-17 939
06-Feb-17 79,493
07-Feb-17 76,540
08-Feb-17 74,439
09-Feb-17 72,359
10-Feb-17 75,102
11-Feb-17 37,884
12-Feb-17 907
13-Feb-17 88,560
14-Feb-17 84,208
15-Feb-17 83,749
16-Feb-17 82,420
17-Feb-17 83,401
18-Feb-17 41,003
19-Feb-17 1,113
20-Feb-17 97,471
21-Feb-17 94,621
22-Feb-17 92,492
23-Feb-17 91,492
24-Feb-17 96,381
25-Feb-17 47,247
26-Feb-17 1,384
27-Feb-17 108,261
28-Feb-17 106,969
01-Mar-17 103,731
02-Mar-17 98,190
03-Mar-17 98,551
04-Mar-17 49,314
05-Mar-17 1,470
06-Mar-17 107,309
07-Mar-17 94,373
08-Mar-17 109,106
09-Mar-17 101,803
10-Mar-17 101,995
11-Mar-17 50,454
12-Mar-17 1,433
13-Mar-17 110,603
14-Mar-17 108,964
15-Mar-17 106,437
16-Mar-17 103,521
17-Mar-17 101,650
18-Mar-17 49,517
19-Mar-17 1,415
20-Mar-17 110,809
21-Mar-17 107,596
22-Mar-17 103,514
23-Mar-17 100,724
24-Mar-17 101,554
25-Mar-17 49,308
26-Mar-17 1,317
27-Mar-17 106,492
28-Mar-17 104,869
29-Mar-17 100,084
30-Mar-17 97,114
31-Mar-17 97,026
01-Apr-17 46,212
02-Apr-17 1,467
03-Apr-17 98,098
04-Apr-17 93,351
05-Apr-17 87,924
06-Apr-17 85,466
07-Apr-17 85,501
08-Apr-17 41,840
09-Apr-17 1,042
10-Apr-17 97,798
11-Apr-17 97,441
12-Apr-17 95,003
13-Apr-17 90,681
14-Apr-17 21,328
15-Apr-17 24,521
16-Apr-17 427
17-Apr-17 7,520
18-Apr-17 97,501
19-Apr-17 99,435
20-Apr-17 95,592
21-Apr-17 93,312
22-Apr-17 44,499
23-Apr-17 1,179
24-Apr-17 100,413
25-Apr-17 98,513
26-Apr-17 94,919
27-Apr-17 95,849
28-Apr-17 97,286
29-Apr-17 43,532
30-Apr-17 1,170
01-May-17 10,125
02-May-17 100,902
03-May-17 96,708
04-May-17 91,170
05-May-17 89,552
06-May-17 44,164
07-May-17 1,176
08-May-17 95,723
09-May-17 93,794
10-May-17 89,943
11-May-17 87,434
12-May-17 86,557
13-May-17 43,102
14-May-17 1,201
15-May-17 94,791
16-May-17 92,220
17-May-17 87,760
18-May-17 84,654
19-May-17 85,527
20-May-17 42,359
21-May-17 1,196
22-May-17 95,491
23-May-17 93,166
24-May-17 89,725
25-May-17 86,954
26-May-17 87,225
27-May-17 36,660
28-May-17 982
29-May-17 10,228
30-May-17 98,140
31-May-17 95,619
01-Jun-17 89,235
02-Jun-17 83,722
03-Jun-17 39,938
04-Jun-17 1,113
05-Jun-17 90,574
06-Jun-17 87,883
07-Jun-17 84,024
08-Jun-17 81,847
09-Jun-17 81,779
10-Jun-17 40,673
11-Jun-17 1,114
12-Jun-17 92,723
13-Jun-17 90,425
14-Jun-17 87,879
15-Jun-17 85,314
16-Jun-17 82,958
17-Jun-17 39,565
18-Jun-17 904
19-Jun-17 89,445
20-Jun-17 87,769
21-Jun-17 83,766
22-Jun-17 82,045
23-Jun-17 83,426
24-Jun-17 40,643
25-Jun-17 1,011
26-Jun-17 91,470
27-Jun-17 90,874
28-Jun-17 86,583
29-Jun-17 82,798
30-Jun-17 82,942
01-Jul-17 40,159
02-Jul-17 1,111
03-Jul-17 88,279
04-Jul-17 84,337
05-Jul-17 79,115
06-Jul-17 76,877
07-Jul-17 76,161
08-Jul-17 37,511
09-Jul-17 965
10-Jul-17 86,385
11-Jul-17 84,308
12-Jul-17 80,214
13-Jul-17 76,727
14-Jul-17 75,683
15-Jul-17 36,667
16-Jul-17 939
17-Jul-17 84,103
18-Jul-17 82,141
19-Jul-17 76,903
20-Jul-17 74,673
21-Jul-17 73,090
22-Jul-17 36,003
23-Jul-17 959
24-Jul-17 85,865
25-Jul-17 84,361
26-Jul-17 80,014
27-Jul-17 77,326
28-Jul-17 74,999
29-Jul-17 35,029
30-Jul-17 943
31-Jul-17 80,246
01-Aug-17 77,961
02-Aug-17 71,460
03-Aug-17 68,016
04-Aug-17 66,027
05-Aug-17 31,329
06-Aug-17 820
07-Aug-17 76,873
08-Aug-17 77,030
09-Aug-17 72,210
10-Aug-17 69,934
11-Aug-17 68,897
12-Aug-17 32,223
13-Aug-17 838
14-Aug-17 81,708
15-Aug-17 81,447
16-Aug-17 77,207
17-Aug-17 74,930
18-Aug-17 72,839
19-Aug-17 33,851
20-Aug-17 899
21-Aug-17 86,739
22-Aug-17 85,888
23-Aug-17 83,700
24-Aug-17 81,603
25-Aug-17 80,849
26-Aug-17 32,951
27-Aug-17 858
28-Aug-17 11,572
29-Aug-17 96,879
30-Aug-17 98,005
31-Aug-17 96,830
01-Sep-17 90,662
02-Sep-17 41,875
03-Sep-17 1,127
04-Sep-17 98,945
05-Sep-17 95,829
06-Sep-17 92,463
07-Sep-17 90,022
08-Sep-17 89,442
09-Sep-17 43,483
10-Sep-17 1,189
11-Sep-17 98,183
12-Sep-17 96,647
13-Sep-17 91,967
14-Sep-17 90,662
15-Sep-17 89,746
16-Sep-17 43,241
17-Sep-17 1,122
18-Sep-17 96,702
19-Sep-17 94,445
20-Sep-17 92,507
21-Sep-17 90,196
22-Sep-17 90,404
23-Sep-17 43,868
24-Sep-17 1,257
25-Sep-17 98,023
26-Sep-17 98,569
27-Sep-17 93,935
28-Sep-17 91,968
29-Sep-17 91,865
30-Sep-17 44,403
01-Oct-17 1,250
02-Oct-17 90,420
03-Oct-17 84,838
04-Oct-17 79,527
05-Oct-17 76,124
06-Oct-17 77,288
07-Oct-17 40,032
08-Oct-17 1,079
09-Oct-17 86,102
10-Oct-17 84,041
11-Oct-17 78,880
12-Oct-17 76,426
13-Oct-17 74,899
14-Oct-17 38,485
15-Oct-17 994
16-Oct-17 84,299
17-Oct-17 80,502
18-Oct-17 76,248
19-Oct-17 73,307
20-Oct-17 75,154
21-Oct-17 38,174
22-Oct-17 1,090
23-Oct-17 87,024
24-Oct-17 83,995
25-Oct-17 80,349
26-Oct-17 78,500
27-Oct-17 78,593
28-Oct-17 36,843
29-Oct-17 1,085
30-Oct-17 79,949
31-Oct-17 80,804
01-Nov-17 73,796
02-Nov-17 68,278
03-Nov-17 68,903
04-Nov-17 35,839
05-Nov-17 947
06-Nov-17 75,637
07-Nov-17 72,596
08-Nov-17 68,663
09-Nov-17 66,839
10-Nov-17 68,550
11-Nov-17 36,180
12-Nov-17 930
13-Nov-17 75,022
14-Nov-17 72,226
15-Nov-17 69,212
16-Nov-17 66,488
17-Nov-17 67,338
18-Nov-17 35,089
19-Nov-17 973
20-Nov-17 75,752
21-Nov-17 71,891
22-Nov-17 67,835
23-Nov-17 65,197
24-Nov-17 67,303
25-Nov-17 34,512
26-Nov-17 943
27-Nov-17 72,051
28-Nov-17 67,097
29-Nov-17 62,014
30-Nov-17 59,420
01-Dec-17 61,956
02-Dec-17 32,484
03-Dec-17 840
04-Dec-17 69,779
05-Dec-17 66,314
06-Dec-17 62,520
07-Dec-17 60,486
08-Dec-17 60,400
09-Dec-17 30,665
10-Dec-17 555
11-Dec-17 62,000
12-Dec-17 59,327
13-Dec-17 56,957
14-Dec-17 55,983
15-Dec-17 55,147
16-Dec-17 26,724
17-Dec-17 688
18-Dec-17 60,291
19-Dec-17 52,713
20-Dec-17 48,183
21-Dec-17 44,275
22-Dec-17 35,097
23-Dec-17 11,302
24-Dec-17 192
25-Dec-17 50
26-Dec-17 418
27-Dec-17 23,856
28-Dec-17 30,098
29-Dec-17 27,491
30-Dec-17 11,085
31-Dec-17 279

MOT pass rate by annual mileage

Annual Mileage
(rounded)
Number of
Passes
Number of
Fails
Pass Rate
0 7,966 467 94.5%
1,000 30,732 1,530 95.3%
2,000 53,676 3,228 94.3%
3,000 71,252 4,942 93.5%
4,000 81,569 6,702 92.4%
5,000 86,169 7,876 91.6%
6,000 84,848 8,814 90.6%
7,000 79,583 9,095 89.7%
8,000 70,643 8,926 88.8%
9,000 61,568 8,214 88.2%
10,000 52,188 7,612 87.3%
11,000 42,919 6,660 86.6%
12,000 35,175 5,679 86.1%
13,000 28,175 4,697 85.7%
14,000 22,348 4,086 84.5%
15,000 17,869 3,410 84.0%
16,000 14,741 2,781 84.1%
17,000 11,644 2,229 83.9%
18,000 9,402 1,883 83.3%
19,000 7,612 1,613 82.5%
20,000 6,207 1,367 82.0%
21,000 4,948 1,072 82.2%
22,000 4,100 909 81.9%
23,000 3,434 758 81.9%
24,000 2,793 612 82.0%
25,000 2,418 522 82.2%

Average mileage by postcode

Postcode
Area
Average
Mileage
TD 8,202
IV 8,126
PH 8,051
FK 7,943
CB 7,881
LL 7,870
NN 7,857
E 7,848
KA 7,844
DG 7,804
DL 7,798
PE 7,782
SP 7,749
ML 7,748
CA 7,742
MK 7,725
LD 7,684
IP 7,681
TS 7,677
KY 7,672
SY 7,655
LU 7,653
OX 7,650
ZE 7,633
TF 7,621
AB 7,617
YO 7,553
DN 7,551
SA 7,541
CF 7,537
SN 7,527
CM 7,506
LN 7,502
SG 7,477
NP 7,470
ME 7,451
BB 7,443
DD 7,432
DH 7,410
RG 7,389
HP 7,386
NE 7,360
CH 7,319
G 7,300
CO 7,291
UB 7,272
HR 7,269
GL 7,269
GU 7,246
WF 7,245
CT 7,234
EH 7,232
SL 7,217
CV 7,212
SR 7,210
NR 7,197
PA 7,196
B 7,157
DE 7,156
WR 7,138
TR 7,123
SO 7,123
LE 7,116
KW 7,113
LS 7,110
RH 7,108
BD 7,105
EX 7,105
PL 7,105
HG 7,104
HS 7,102
BA 7,071
LA 7,055
PR 7,039
ST 7,038
TN 7,031
NG 7,024
S 7,016
L 7,008
RM 6,945
AL 6,944
WS 6,936
TA 6,923
DT 6,921
HU 6,912
BL 6,903
OL 6,884
WA 6,870
CW 6,863
IG 6,777
WV 6,750
BS 6,733
EN 6,688
WN 6,684
M 6,666
WD 6,628
DA 6,625
HD 6,584
SS 6,556
HX 6,550
BN 6,549
PO 6,539
N 6,529
HA 6,460
TQ 6,452
BH 6,354
FY 6,256
DY 6,243
NW 6,201
TW 6,187
SE 6,144
SK 6,132
CR 6,085
KT 5,970
SM 5,581
W 5,578
BR 5,434
SW 5,345
XX 4,152
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