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Dear Member,

We are pleased with the Government’s announcement that a new car’s first MOT will remain at three years. Lobbying on the grounds of road safety has paid off and we applaud the Government for listening, seeing reason and making the right decision.

We have also seen success on the European front in lobbying to secure the OBD port for the foreseeable future. This provides another step forward in our fight to access manufacturers technical information.

You will now have received your ‘Garage Guide to GDPR’ through the post, and we have been receiving many calls asking for further guidance. Although the detail in the booklet is adequate for you to put a plan in place that complies with the new legislation, we can provide additional field based support and certification for your peace of mind. Please call 0845 305 4230 to book a visit.

We have identified a new advertising scam targeting independent garages. Please be aware of callers posing as your local newspaper offering last minute, low cost adverts (average £25), as they are known to take large sums of money instead when you provide your credit card details over the phone. Incidents are occurring across the country, so we have compiled some information and advice on the scam below.

Lastly, we have secured a first of its kind deal for IGA members. You will soon be able to rent Autologic ‘AssistPlus’ diagnostic equipment at a reduced rate with no fixed term contractual tie-ins. Snap-on also have a special offer on their DGA 5000 emissions tester if your current kit is redundant. Call us to find out more and look out for further details on our exclusive offers in next month’s bulletin.

Best regards,


Stuart James
Director

Stuart James

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