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MoT test date reminder unveiled

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A new electronic device has been launched that can help drivers save on their car insurance premiums by reminding them about their vehicle's MoT test date.

The Electronic Reminder Unit (ERU), created by consumer garage firm the Good Garage Scheme, uses a colour visual indication of green, amber and red to indicate upcoming MoT test renewal dates to the drivers.

According to the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA), which oversees MoT testing among other transport-related services, around eight million car owners miss their MoT test dates every year.

The ERU can be procured from any of the 2,900 garages and workshops that are part of the Good Garage Scheme.

Phil Dugmore, technical manager of the Good Garage Scheme, said: "The importance of car Servicing and MoT tests cannot be stressed enough.

"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."

The Good Garage Scheme was launched in 2006 as a recognised mark for quality customer service.

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