Garage schemes growing with new members

The launch of Groupauto’s Approved Garages scheme has added 300 garages to the Motor Codes network in one go, swelling its ranks to over 1800 independent garages and over 7400 garages nationwide.

Over 400 workshops have signed up to Motor Codes so far this year, which the company’s says cements its position in the consumer landscape as the one stop shop for car servicing.

Motor Codes now rivals the IGA’s Trust My Garage scheme in terms of independent garage members, which also celebrated reaching the 1800 member mark this month.

Managing Director of Motor Codes Chris Mason 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.”

Unipart is also shouting about its Car Care Centre programme, having crowned Castle Point Motors as its garage of the year. The award, says Unipart, highlights the quality standards of the garage, which is also a member of the Motor Codes network.

Owner of the garage Alan Foster said: “We are thrilled to receive the award this year.  It is uplifting to be recognised and rewarded for all the team’s hard work, as we are constantly striving to be at the top of our game. Consumer trust has always been a challenge in our industry and we believe the UCCC award is a valuable exercise for any garage wanting to evaluate its performance.”

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