Car Parts Retailer Urges Pre-emptive Maintenance Ahead of MOT Season

Feb 26, 2013, 06:39 ET from Euro Car Parts

LONDON, February 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

MOT season is almost upon us and the team at Euro Car Parts is urging people to get their vehicles into the best possible position to pass. In the last few years, government guidelines have made it more difficult for older cars to pass their MOT tests, so a bit of prior maintenance is often necessary.

Among the chief areas of concern for motorists who own vehicles that are ten or more years old are the components and parts that maintain fuel efficiency. This is largely because the government has become more savvy in recent years with regard to the environmental impact of motoring and as a result has put measures in place to penalise drivers whose cars don't meet the necessary environmental standards. The usual penalty is a failed MOT.

As such, the team at Euro Car Parts is keen to encourage drivers to approach their mechanics and repairers with regard to improvements that can be made to these systems ahead of their next MOT. A failed MOT represents a significant expense because of the work that may need to be carried out before a second test is undertaken.

Those motorists that are proactive about investing in new parts to replace faulty or underperforming components inevitably end up spending less in the long run by anticipating issues before they turn into full scale mechanical problems with serious consequences. Regular services and check-ups are advised to keep potential risks at bay - both in terms of the safety of the vehicle in question and in terms of the environmental impact of driving that vehicle.

Euro Car Parts is one of the UK's leading retailers of car batteries, parts and accessories with branches the length and breadth of the country. The retailer is currently offering 25 per cent off many car parts via its online store at The promotion is set to last until 28th February 2013.

SOURCE Euro Car Parts