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|
|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.
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?.