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Published: Saturday 25th of May 2013 | Author: Jonny | Category: MOT

It’s hard to believe but according to statistics the area you live in could dictate whether or not you pass your MOT. Harsher conditions appear to be associated with lower pass rates, with coastal towns incurring the most MOT failures. The lowest three postcodes are Dundee, Lerwick and Kirkcaldy – which happen to all be Scottish coastal towns.

The good news is you don’t have to become a statistic. There are a few regular checks that you can do to increase the chances of your vehicle passing its MOT. It all comes down to one thing – the roadworthiness of your vehicle. According to Honest John, “the most common fault, as with most areas, is lighting and signalling”. A simple check to make sure your bulbs are in good working condition can be the difference between passing and failing an MOT.

“Motorists in London are more likely than those in any other part of the UK to fail their MOT as a result of simple, easy-to-fix, issues such as blown bulbs, worn tyres and cracked windscreens” ( If you need help determining whether or not your car is roadworthy enough, call into your local Concorde Auto Centre for a scheduled service from only £60. 

An article on the Guardian has revealed that some of the top pass rates based on manufacturer are Nissan, Honda, BMW, and Audi, alongside the top ranking models at the luxury end of the market with Rolls-Royce, Bentley and Aston Martin. 

Honest John has revealed that Leicester, Peterborough and Cambridge are towards the top of the national table for pass rates, which could be in part thanks to local repair and service centres, such as Concorde whose specialist technicians and modern technology can get your car fixed and back on the road in no time.

Concorde Auto Centre offer Car Servicing from only £60 and MOTs from only £20. Visit for more information.

Concorde also offer:

Brakes from only £30 

Tyres including fitting from only £25!

Clutches from only £78

FREE MOT when you book a scheduled service!

Shocks from £35 fitted

Call our new Leicester branch on 0116 366 0555 or visit 

Call 01733 340212 for Concorde Peterborough or visit

Call 01945 582252 for Concorde Wisbech or visit

About Concorde Auto Centre

With branches in Cambridge,   Coventry,   Leicester,   Milton-keynes,   Northampton,   Norwich,   Oxford,   Peterborough,   Swindon and Wisbech,   Concorde Auto Centre offers a wide range of professional services with highly trained auto technicians always on hand to fit new parts or to offer advice to our loyal customers. Call us today to get the best prices on new car tyres fitted, winter car tyres fittedwheel alignmentcar exhaust systemsair conditioning rechargesreplacement brake pads and discsbooking in your car for its MOTcar servicingcambeltsshock absorbersengine rebuildsvehicle diagnosticsclutchesbatteriestow barsturbo inspection and  car gearboxes

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ALEX - 11 May 2017

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