Chester, United Kingdom, (21st December, 2011) – ebeepbeep, an online car service and MOT booking website designed to save drivers money, urges drivers to ensure their cars are road-safe and fit for use all the year round following shocking results from a VOSA survey.
Figures released this month by VOSA (The Vehicle and Operator Services Agency) show that a staggering 10 million vehicles used on the UK’s roads would fail to pass their MOT test. The figures from VOSA show that 40.1% of cars and vans fail their test, which is a dramatic increase on the 2005 figure, when 33.5% of vehicles failed their MOT.
It is believed that a number of factors are influencing the increase in MOT failures, with one of the main reasons being cash-strapped motorists choosing to skimp on essential servicing and maintenance to save money. However, as car servicing website ebeepbeep.com is keen to stress, putting off essential maintenance could cost more in the long run.
“It may be tempting for motorists to skip annual servicing, but in reality it could cost them more in the long run,” stated Andrew Wilson from ebeepbeep.com. “Clearly more owners are facing repair bills at MOT time. By that point, any damage could be more serious and the repair cost higher than necessary.”
Vehicle safety is another reason why motorists should invest in regular servicing. VOSA warned that its latest figures showed some 800,000 vehicles have faults that would classify them as being “dangerous to drive”. This means there is a high number of vehicles on Britain’s roads that are potentially a danger to both their owner and other road users.
Andrew Wilson continued: “Regular car servicing can help identify faults, both minor and more serious. By skipping their car service, motorists could be putting their own safety at risk. For their own peace of mind, we’d recommend that motorists maintain a regular schedule of car maintenance, including up-to-date servicing.”
For more information on ebeepbeep.com’s services, visit their website at www.ebeepbeep.com or call 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.
CES (UK) Ltd
Sealand Road Industrial Estate
Chester, United Kingdom
Zip: CH1 4NS
Tel: 0844 736 0055