Liverpool: The Home Of Failed MOT Tests

Wed 19th Sep 2018

A new study has revealed that the car drivers of Liverpool are more likely to experience a failed MOT test than anywhere else in the country.

The study, which has been commissioned by car maintenance firm Fixter has found that 23 per cent of all failures are logged in the city, with London (15 per cent) and Manchester (13 per cent) next on the list of places most likely to fail a test.

In Liverpool the main issue for failing was faulty lights, which was a cause of failure on a quarter of the tests. Dodgy brakes was the key problem in both London and Manchester.

Those questioned also revealed some startling answers, with two out of five surveyed admitting that their car hadn’t passed its most recent MOT, and one in 10 confessing that their car hadn’t even taken a test for at least 13 months, regardless of the annual guidelines stating cars most get a check annually.

Overall, there were 2,000 questioned in the survey, and as well as fears of the MOT, many more believe that the cost of servicing a car is too expensive, a quarter saying they paid more than £150 to get the car serviced - before any additional work. More than a quarter also said that they had never had their car serviced.

Matt Lewis, Fixter spokesperson, said: “Getting your car serviced and your MOT done regularly is incredibly important; no one wants to be driving down the motorway and suddenly their car breaks down.
"That’s a terrifying experience and it can be avoided if you just get your car checked over.
“No one likes it when their car fails their MOT and, whilst it was interesting to see which cities have cars which are most likely to not get a passing grade, it shouldn’t put anyone off going to get theirs checked over.

"Car maintenance prices may seem intimidating, but you’ll be paying far more if you keep putting it off.

"However, it is important you do not get ripped off; it seems some Britons are paying way too much.

"Shop around or use a service such as ours to avoid unfair payments.”