One in five UK motorists set for MOT failure

3rd September 2013

A fifth of the UK's motorists are set for a shock when they take their vehicle for its next MOT.

That is according to a YouGov poll of 1,300 drivers commissioned by Autoglass, which discovered that 90 per cent of UK motorists believe their cars will pass MOTs with flying colours.

However, just 60-70 per cent of vehicles actually do so, which means around 20 per cent of drivers will be left footing the bill for work on their vehicle.

The figures indicate the importance of a regular service and carrying out maintenance and checks of a car when possible.

Trained technicians can provide a service at a fraction of the cost of repairs following a failed MOT, including a full tyre and brake inspection.

The poll indicated that a quarter of drivers do not take their car for a regular service, which means problems are not spotted early and can develop into major issues, resulting in an MOT failure.

Just over a third (35 per cent) of drivers admitted to taking their vehicle for a service in the weeks prior to its MOT, while 27 per cent do so when it hits the mileage recommended by the manufacturer.

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