Klarius Products Ltd has announced it is well placed to supply components to help garages carry out critical repairs during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Klarius delivery drivers and warehouse staff will provide customer access to the full 11,000+ range, after Ben Rimmington, Co-Director for Road Safety, Standards and Services at the Department for Transport, confirmed logistical work as essential.
For workers at hospitals, supermarkets and in public services – travel is essential. While the UK Government has postponed mandatory MOT testing for six months, garages and the aftermarket supply chain are working to ensure that critical vehicle repairs can still be carried out when needed. This means that members of the public and key workers alike can stay mobile for essential journeys during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mark Brickhill, CEO at Klarius Products, commented: “This is a challenging time for all of us, especially for those on the frontline. To support their repair needs, we will provide our full range of quality exhausts, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and mountings – with over 90% delivered before 12 noon next day. Unlike other suppliers, our van fleet remains fully operational and we manufacture in the UK, thus avoiding any supply chain disruption. Both product availability and service are second to none and we will do whatever it takes to meet the needs of all our customers, enabling garages to carry out critical repairs.
“In some cases, we are working directly with essential workers in the healthcare sector to ensure they receive the parts they need as fast as possible. Our goal is to offer a flexible and capable logistics service to all our customers during this period.”
The Department for Transport has made clear that all drivers must continue to ensure that their vehicle is safe to drive (‘roadworthy’). A vehicle can be unsafe even if the MOT expiry date has been extended.
Drivers can be fined up to £2,500, be banned from driving and get three penalty points for driving a vehicle in a dangerous condition, so drivers should still take their vehicles to be repaired. Also, if delaying a MOT test, it is important that drivers inform their insurers and continue driving only with their agreement to maintain cover.