Nearly half of all cars in the Llandrindod Wells area fail their MOT, according to a recent study.

Data collected by National Scrap Car found that Llandrindod Wells had by far the worst MOT failure in the country – with 48 per cent of all cars failing their MOT.

The town was the only Welsh location to make the top ten but beat the next worst area, Dundee, which had a failure rate of 38 per cent, by a whopping 10 per cent.

This staggering rate is around 32 per cent bigger than the location with the lowest MOT failure rate in the UK, which was East London, where 16 per cent of cars fail their test.


National Scrap Car has analysed data across June 2021- June 2022 to reveal which regions in the UK had the highest and lowest MOT failure rates.

The news was also bad for Renault drivers, after the French company was crowned the overall worst car manufacturer for an MOT pass with a failure rate of 37 per cent.

Renault, the French brand which dates all the way back to 1899 has proven popular in the UK with 48,728 sales in 2021.

In second place came the iconic British manufacturer Mini, which had an overall failure rate of 30.2 per cent.

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In third place came Vauxhall, another British car manufacturer with 28 per cent failure rate.

A spokesperson for National Scrap Car said: “With so many of these cars in circulation in Britain, it is a cause for concern as to why so many are failing their MOT.”