New device aims to stop MOT slip-ups

The annual MoT test is a legal requirement for most vehicles more than three-years-old

The annual MoT test is a legal requirement for most vehicles more than three-years-old

A consumer garage organisation has launched a new electronic reminder device to help prevent drivers from missing their vehicle’s MoT test date.

The Electronic Reminder Unit (ERU) is available from garages that are members of the Good Garage Scheme – launched four years ago as a recognised mark for quality customer service.

According to VOSA, some eight million car owners neglect to have their vehicle MoT tested on time each year. The new device, available from the 2,900 garage and workshop members of the Good Garage Scheme, uses a colour visual indication of green, amber and red to remind drivers of the upcoming MoT test renewal date.

“The importance of car Servicing and MoT tests cannot be stressed enough, said Phil Dugmore, Technical Manager of the Good Garage Scheme.

“There are obvious safety issues and, in the case of an annual MoT test, there is a legal obligation on the motorist to ensure their vehicle is in a roadworthy condition.

“It is a fact of life though that the public can sometimes forget to Service and MOT their cars which is why we have launched the Good Garage Scheme ERU. It is a great gadget for garages, and is a smart yet simple way of reminding motorists when essential maintenance work needs to be carried out at their nearest Good Garage Scheme member garage.”

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