Motor Codes link GROUPAUTO to independent trend

Motor Codes are highlighting the growing involvement of independent garages within their trading standards-backed government code.


Already 441 independent garages have joined in 2013 taking the total to over 1,800 independents, or around a quarter of a network of some 7,400 garages.

GROUPAUTO’s has clearly added impetus; 300 garages have joined in phase one of the programme roll out in order to demonstrate commitment to quality and transparency  

Motor Codes suggest the significant growth in independent garage subscriptions has cemented it’s position of Motor as the one-stop-shop for car servicing customers searching for a reputable garage.  

Chris Mason, managing director at Motor Codes said:  

“Tasked by the government to tackle rising complaint levels and to provide an inclusive organisation that delivered comprehensive reassurance to car owners, we have pursued an open, “one industry one code” approach to self-regulation.  

“That approach has paid dividends, relegating complaints about new cars from the top tier of government league tables and providing a safe haven for service and repair customers of any type of garage that commits to the transparency of Motor Codes subscription.  This latest partnership with GROUPAUTO, committing hundreds more garages to quality and transparency, is another win for the consumer who now has a single port of call, through Motor Codes, to find a government-backed garage.”  

Motor Codes works at the heart of the government’s self-regulatory set-up, not just operating Trading Standards approved codes but also formally partnering Citizens Advice in its call-handling operation where calls relate to car purchases and warranty claims.  


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