DVSA is encouraging motorists to avoid MOT fails by carrying out simple vehicle checks.
The latest MOT testing data for Great Britain shows that around 40% of cars fail their MOT at the first attempt.
Common MOT fails
You can avoid common MOT fails by checking:
- lightbulbs are working - 30% of all faults related to lighting and signalling
- tyre condition and pressure - 10% of all faults related to tyres
- mirrors, wipers and washers - 8.5% of all faults related to ‘Driver’s view of the road’