Friday, 18 November 2011
You would be forgiven for thinking that, until recently, the EU and ‘saving money’ were about as estranged as Sepp Blatter and ‘sensible football statement’ or Ricky Gervais and ‘Golden Globes 2012’.
While Blatter continues to do more jinking that Ronaldo’s feet in his quest for something sensible to say, we have seen Ricky handed the hosting of the Golden Globes again. An unlikely event when his poking fun at big Hollywood stars last time seemed to have all but killed off chances of a reprise.
Well if Ricky’s new Golden Globes gig shocked you, I’m about to knock your socks off with the news that new EU legislation coming into force today could save you money on motoring maintenance.
Honest. It’s true. There is a general misconception that having a car serviced away from a main dealer or using non-car –maker parts will invalidate its warranty. Like most urban myths this is not the case as long as any replacement part is either the original component, or a part of matching quality. Gripped with a desire to help motorists save money, the EU people decided to enshrine this in law.
According to my sources the EU people got crazy one lunchtime at Delirium Café in Brussels and returned to the office with joy in their hearts and goodwill to all men. The result is that main dealers are quaking. Thanks to the change in law, motorists can choose where to take their new or used car for a service AND can also specify that cheaper equivalent quality part should be used.
At Blackcircles.com we have long known about the benefits of using independent garages and have been successfully saving our customers lots of money on their car servicing. However, it’s nice to see the EU throwing their support behind this cause and doing what they can to help motorists.
So when you read all those EU stories don’t think too badly of them. Just remember that wonderful day at Delirium Café…and hope they go back soon!
On Monday Blackcircles.com is going to have some very exciting news to share with you. Check out our site at 9am to see what it is - believe me, it’s cool, very cool!
Have a good weekend
Posted by Web Team at 15:35