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Why cars fail MOTs

Time 13 years ago

34408maz.jpgLOOKING to help customers with MOT failures? Or simply trying to better your MOT bay and avoid time-consuming, time-inefficient retests?

Then checks these seven areas – which Kwik-Fit says cause over half of all MOT failures.

The company, of course, points out that it can fix all seven. Thing is, so can you! It’s the perfect way to boost aftersales and service repairs, particularly if you can do the customer a favour and avoid an MOT failure in the process.


Needless to say, all are areas regular servicing can also help avoid…

Top seven areas for MOT failures

1 Tyres
Illegal tread or damage – 13%

2 Brakes
Unsafe brake wear – 11%

3 Windscreens

Chip or crack in line of vision – 8%

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4 Headlamps
Blown bulbs or headlights not aligned correctly – 7%

5 Registration plates

Number plate cracked or obscured – 6%

6 Suspension
Shock absorbers dangerously worn or corroded – 5%

7 Exhaust system
Exhaust or catalytic converter overly corroded – 5%

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