Motor Codes reminder could save motorists £767 million

14 June 2010 #SMMT News

·           MOT and service reminder tool could save motorists millions of pounds each year

·           Users can register several vehicles, catering for multiple-car households 

More than 767,000 people miss their MOT test each year, risking up to £1,000 in potential fines, but now consumer champion Motor Codes has the answer. The Motor Codes MOT and Service online reminder tool is a simple and reliable facility that ensures car owners never miss their annual MOT or service again.
“Over 23 million MOTs are carried out each year and the reminder tool at is an easy to use solution to avoid a costly mistake or last minute rush caused by forgetting to book MOT and service work,” said Chris Mason, Motor Codes director. “No one wants a £1,000 fine for something as simple as forgetting to take your car in for its MOT.  The reminder makes life a little easier and booking with a Motor Codes approved garage ensures added peace of mind.”
Capable of handling multiple vehicles each with different test dates, the reminder tool is one of a number of useful elements of the Code’s website ( Another, the Garage Finder, is the industry’s most comprehensive database of approved garages that enables users to search by town or postcode for their nearest reputable garage.
“Service, repair and MOT work should always be carried out by a garage you trust that employs capable, friendly staff,” continued Mason. “Our comprehensive suite of reminder tools, Garage Finder facilities, free advice and consumer protection makes Motor Codes a must use service for every car owner in the UK.”
Customers of Motor Codes garages have the added peace of mind that if things go wrong, there’s a team of Code advisors that guarantee to resolve the issue.” The free Motor Codes Advice Line (0800 692 0825) offers expert independent guidance on motoring issues, free conciliation and legally binding arbitration.
Motor Codes has a network of over 6,200 approved garages across the country that offer peace of mind, fair pricing and honest service. The Code has consumer protection at its heart with high-level support from the Office of Fair Trading, Trading Standards and Consumer Direct.
To access the free MOT and service reminder tool, motorists should go to, click on the MOT reminder icon and register their details. From then on, users can add details of numerous vehicles and can leave feedback on garages using the Code Survey. For free advice, call the Motor Codes Advice Team on 0800 692 0825.

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