Chester, United Kingdom (28th May, 2012) – ebeepbeep.com, an online car service and MOT booking website designed to save drivers money, has commented on the need for regular car servicing in order to pass an MOT.
Recent research has highlighted the need for regular car servicing, even on new cars. The company’s assertion comes after research by consumer motoring website honestjohn.co.uk revealed that one in five cars registered in 2008 failed their first MOT.
The data from VOSA has recently become available through the Government’s OpenData scheme. It’s the first time that VOSA’s huge data set of millions of records has been interrogated and published for the public to see. Releasing the data has made it possible to view failure rates by make, model, year of registration, and even postcode.
For ebeepbeep.com, the findings from the research highlights that regular servicing is vital, whatever the age of the car. “The fact that a fifth of cars fail their first MOT shows the importance of annual servicing, even if the car is relatively new”, commented Andrew Wilson of ebeepbeep.com. “Many new car owners will assume that they don’t need to worry about car maintenance. Clearly this isn’t the case.”
The data shows that the most common reasons for failure were lighting and signalling, tyres, headlight aim and problems with the driver’s view of the road. “The simple truth is that most MOT failures are avoidable. The most common failures would almost certainly be picked up during a regular service. Owners then have the opportunity to rectify them, prior to the MOT,” continued Wilson.
For ebeepbeep.com the availability of the VOSA data can only be good. “Motorists can now make better informed decisions. This information will help them identify and fix items that are statistically likely to fail an MOT. For owners of newer vehicles, they’ll find that their local independent garage offers a cost effective alternative to franchised dealerships.”
For more information on ebeepbeep and their online car servicing, visit their website at www.ebeepbeep.com/ or telephone 0844 736 0055.
Through a network of nationwide independent garages, ebeepbeep.com provides car servicing, MOTs and Oil Services. Prices are typically much lower than Franchised Dealerships, without any compromise on quality. All the garages featured on the website must meet minimum membership standards. During every full service they follow a comprehensive health check that encompasses over 70 different checks. All parts and labour are backed by a 12 month warranty, providing complete peace of mind. Through initiatives like Check Your Oil, ebeepbeep.com and Comma are working together to encourage drivers to regularly check the oil in their vehicles.
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