Vans touring the country with tasty treats and information on braking seem all the rage at the moment.
The Delphi Take-a-Brake tour did the rounds in a converted pasty wagon, and now Mintex is touring the country with its dedicated vans.
Motor Codes has teamed up with online service and MOT comparison website TootCompare to further extend its reach in the consumer marketplace.
Following collaborations with motoring.co.uk and Groupauto’s Approved Garage scheme, the tie-in with TootCompare feeds all 7500 Motor Code for Service and Repair subscribers to the site.
I really like the idea of the Dakar rally. The vast distances might not make the best motorsport spectacle on the box, but I like the idea of the logistics and navigation, of man/woman and machine racing across the desert, keeping themselves going and battling the savage elements.
The first trainers to be recognised for their role in passing on skills in the automotive industry have been named by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).
Allianz Global Assist Technical Training Manager Mike Donley and David Wray, Work Base and ATA Assessor Verifier at Motherwell College, have become the first IMI members to make their mark in the Institute’s new Automotive Trainer and Assessor Professional Recognition Standards.
Independent garage membership of Motor Codes’ Service and Repair Code has passed the 2000 mark for the first time.
Subscription rates from independents have increased by 45% so far in 2013 and bolstered numbers on the scheme with its garage finder and customer rating website.
Just like the ‘find the lady’ card trick where sleight of hand defeats the eye, in the background of my mind there has always been a nagging question about registration statistics. I’ve always considered that bumper vehicle registrations, year on year must expand the service market downstream – but it didn’t appear to happen.
Automotive industry charity BEN has started work on its new, state-of-the-art facilities and headquarters in Berkshire. The multi-million pound project will create a new retirement community and care facilities on the charity’s existing Lynwood site in Sunninghill near Ascot.
A fifth of high street retail stores could close over the next five years unless radical action is taken to redress the balance between their needs and growing online sales.