Accreditations

  • 1-Link

    1-Link provides an electronic trading platform bringing together suppliers and purchasers within the automotive sector.

  • Approved Garages

    You can place your trust in the hands of any of our Approved Garages, safe in the knowledge that you will NOT invalidate your vehicle warranty. All Approved Garages can service or repair any make or model of vehicle in accordance with the block exemption regulation that states you are not obliged to take your vehicle back to a main dealer.

    You have the choice and can legally take your vehicle to be repaired or serviced at any of our Approved Garages. All Approved Garages provide parts and fluids of Original Equipment (OE) or matched quality used in accordance with manufacturer’s service schedules and are often less expensive than main dealer and franchised networks.

    What more, Approved Garages and their mechanics have access to the best industry training and have the equipment to deal with your vehicle.

  • Autofirst Network

    The Autofirst Network is a national network of independent garages which has been created and designed with you at its heart; promoting true peace of mind for motorists with the confidence and assurance of the highest customer care.

  • Independent Garage Association

    The RMI’s Independent Garage Association is the largest and most prominent representative body in the Independent garage sector.

    The IGA aims to support and encourage independent garages to thrive in all aspects of their business by offering advice, information and services which ensure that the independent service and repair sector can remain efficient and competitive in an increasingly complex business landscape.

  • Institute of the Motor Industry

    IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry and the authoritative voice of the sector. IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professional standards – driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence.

    Established in 1920, the IMI filled a specific need for individuals desiring recognition for their accomplishments, and the recognition they received led to a steady growth in membership. Those needs still exist today therefore membership and professional recognition remains at the core of our existence.

  • The Motor Ombudsman

    The Motor Ombudsman is the automotive dispute resolution body. Fully-impartial, it is the first ombudsman to be focused solely on the automotive sector, and self-regulates the UK’s motor industry through its comprehensive Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)-approved Codes of Practice.

    Thousands of businesses, including vehicle manufacturers, warranty product providers, franchised dealers and independent garages, are accredited to one or more of the Codes, which drive even higher standards of work and service, and give consumers added protection, peace of mind and trust during the vehicle purchase and ownership experience.

  • Payment Assist

    Payment Assist has been set up to provide an option to be able to spread the cost of your bill and ease your cashflow.

    The idea came about when Payment Assist founders combined their backgrounds in finance and the automotive industry and thought that it was time for someone to look at the market a bit differently.

    Payment assist has been set up with the consumer in mind and aims to support the consumer when they have an unexpected bill.

  • RAC

    Ever since its foundation in 1897, the RAC has been consistently at the forefront of developing motoring services - from introducing uniformed patrols in 1901 and roadside emergency telephone boxes in 1912 right through to the present day when we boast what we believe to be the world's most advanced computer systems to deal with calls for roadside assistance.

    In 2001 the RAC designed, developed and launched a retractable rapid deployment trailer which is stored in the back of all its patrol vans. Keeping pace with modern vehicles, which are becoming increasingly complex, all RAC patrols are equipped with the latest mobile diagnostic equipment – RAC Scan+ – which enables them to quickly identify faults that would otherwise have to be dealt with by a garage. A fleet of fuel patrols was launched in 2010 to help people who mistakenly put the wrong fuel in their vehicles.

    In 2014 the RAC rolled out a pioneering universal spare wheel designed to speed up the fix time and minimise inconvenience for members who experience a puncture without having a spare. In addition, a fleet of tyre vans was also introduced to complement the RAC’s experienced patrols who have an excellent record of fixing the majority of punctures at the roadside or temporarily fitting the universal wheel.

    And, as standard, every RAC van carries more than 500 parts and tools which patrols use to get members’ vehicles going again as quickly as possible. The RAC is very proud of its record of repairing four out of five vehicles at the roadside.

  • Retail Motor Industry Federation

    The Retail Motor Industry Federation represents the interests of motor industry operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, providing sales and services to motorists and businesses.

  • Trading Standards Approved

    The Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) aims to improve customer service standards by:

    1. The approval and promotion of codes of practice through code sponsors, approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI)

    2. Protecting consumers with higher levels of customer service

    3. Allowing businesses to display the codes logo to reassure consumers

    Consumers can look out for the CTSI approved code logo when searching for a business. They can be confident that any approved business they choose has a proven commitment to honest business and higher customer standards.

  • Trust A Garage

    If you're looking to get a job done properly, you want to find a garage you can trust to do a good job for a fair price. TrustAGarage allows you to quickly find a garage in your area who can be trusted to provide a high standard of work.

  • Trust A Trader

    TrustATrader is the UK's trusted online trade directory, for which we must thank both the public for their strong support of our service, and our great traders who prove that there is an alternative to the 'cowboys'.

    You know how frustrating it is to have to use a trader directly out of the paper or a directory without getting recommendations first. But if an emergency occurred, say in the middle of the night or at the weekend, then you simply had no choice in the matter.

    If work isn't carried out to your satisfaction, the whole experience can leave a bitter taste in your mouth, not to mention a hole in your pocket.

    Wouldn't it be great if there was a website that could put you in touch with local, reliable tradesmen whose work had been checked out - a website that was as good as a personal recommendation? That's what we thought too. So, we made it our mission to create the Web's most trusted online directory when looking for tradesmen - not just for emergency 'out of hours' jobs but for any job, anytime. Welcome to TrustATrader.

  • Trust my Garage

    All the garages in TRUST MY GARAGE are members of the Independent Garage Association which is part of the RMI – one of Britain’s oldest motor trade organisations. IGA members are true professionals – complying with a strict code of practice. By using a member of TRUST MY GARAGE you can also be reassured that you are using a nationally recognised brand.

  • Who Can Fix My Car

    WhoCanFixMyCar.com is the quick, simple way to compare the prices and reputation of garages and mechanics near you. Just tell us what work you require and where you live, and we'll send quotes from friendly local specialists straight to your inbox. You can compare prices, reviews and location, and even book in online.

  • Yell.com

    Yell.com is the UK’s leading online business directory. Our website was launched in the UK in 1996 by the publishers of the Yellow Pages directories. Since then, we have put the names, addresses and telephone numbers of over 2.8 million businesses¹ at your fingertips.

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