Huge Increase in MOT Failures

After the changes to MOT rules in May 2018, nearly 750,000 cars failed their MOT due to emissions. The failure rate is set to reach 1.5 million for the full year.

These changes are expected to take more diesel cars and vans beyond economical repair.

Jonathan Brown, car editor at Glass’s said, ‘The latest revision in MOT rules is not the biggest change since the MOT began back in 1960 when the test only affected cars over 10 years of age. However, these changes that aim to improve air quality, will impact older diesels significantly with failure rates likely to increase.’

Diesel vans are four and a half times more likely to fail the new emission element of the MOT.

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