MOT demand: NGK says “be prepared”

Published:  06 May, 2021

With DVSA figures indicating that 1.86m cars are on the road without a valid MOT certificate resulting from the MOT exemption, NGK is urging garages to be prepared for the worst when these vehicles do eventually get sent in for their test, with emissions issues likely to loom large.

Mark Hallam, Marketing Manager, NGK Spark Plugs (UK), said: “As more and more vehicles return to the UK’s roads following the easing of the COVID restrictions, it is vitally important that motorists ensure they are roadworthy and in the best possible condition by getting them checked at their local independent garage.”

Mark continued: “When the vehicles that are due a MOT are eventually tested, many thousands will fail on emissions which will lead to increased demand for the replacement of Lambda sensors. A worn or failed sensor can result in drastically reduced control of the fuelling system which could result in increased fuel consumption, uneven running, generally poor performance or failure of an MOT emission test.NGK recommends that the function of the sensor is checked every 20,000 miles or annually.”
Overall, exemptions were granted for 9.58 million vehicles.

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