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Dear Member,

By now you should have received your copy of the 2019 Garage Work Provider Report. We hope it has helped to sort through the jargon and paint a clearer picture of the business models, contracts and fees for the major work provision companies, so you can decide whether working with any of them would benefit your business. These companies are constantly changing so please continue to send us details of your experiences.

The IGA is researching a new solution for access to security information that provides key and towbar programming, which will in effect act as a soft version of SERMI and is a step in the right direction in the fight for access to technical information. This new product will allow members greater opportunity to provide technical solutions to customers - please call the member helpline to register your interest.

Please be aware of any company claiming to be partnered with the RMI or IGA. A card processing organisation has been contacting members recently offering preferential rates based on their relationship with the RMI, however they have no affiliation with us. All communications promoting third party offers through the RMI will always come directly from us, please report any suspicious activity like this to the member helpline so we can investigate and make other members aware. See more details about this scam below.

Automechanika Birmingham 2019 is nearly upon us. If you are visiting next week you can pay us a visit on stand 175, or join us at our seminar exploring the top 10 factors affecting the independent garage sector at 2:30pm on 5th June. As the headline sponsor for the Automechanika Independent Garage of the Year awards we wish the best of luck to all shortlisted members!

Finally, we have some exciting news… the BIG awards are coming! Look out for more information coming soon.

Best regards,


Stuart James
Director

Stuart James

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Member Events - June 2019

Member Events - June 2019

There are still plenty of opportunities available to get the latest important industry news and advice face-to-face from the IGA and DVSA. Find your nearest event and book your free place today!

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Major factors affecting the independent sector: Shortage of skilled technicians

Major factors affecting the independent sector: Shortage of skilled technicians

Part 3 in this series explores why there is a lack of skilled technicians and new entrants entering the industry, and how garages can solve their recruitment problems.

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Health & Safety Alert: Fire safety of lithium-ion batteries

Health & Safety Alert: Fire safety of lithium-ion batteries

A new report has been published highlighting how lithium-ion battery powered vehicles can be a major fire risk due to road accidents or faults, and provides advice on how you can identify, manage and prevent these fire hazards.

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What’s on at the RMI Academies - June 2019

What’s on at the RMI Academies - June 2019

Don't leave your business short staffed over the summer holidays! Train up your technicians at preferential rates with the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills.

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Be Aware - June 2019

Be Aware - June 2019

This month the RMI legal team answer questions on a customer dispute with a vehicle repair fault, a new employee leaving before signing a contract of employment, a religious staff member who is attempting to convert others, and staff anonymity.

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MOT Update: MOT certificate replacement service

MOT Update: MOT certificate replacement service

The DVSA has launched a new service that allows vehicle owners to view, save and print replacement MOT certificates for free. Find out how the change may affect MOT testers here.

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2019/20 MOT Annual Training Update - June 2019

2019/20 MOT Annual Training Update - June 2019

Keep on top of your annual training by booking a training and assessment package with the RMI. See which option would best suit your testers here.

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Be Aware Special: False affiliation with the RMI scam

Be Aware Special: False affiliation with the RMI scam

We have been made aware of a company contacting members offering preferential rates due to their affiliation with the RMI, however they have no such connection with us. Find out how to spot this scam here.

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Autodata Technical Issue 26 – Scraping noise when turning steering wheel on 2009 Citroen C4

Autodata Technical Issue 26 – Scraping noise when turning steering wheel on 2009 Citroen C4

In this month’s Autodata Technical, the steering wheel on a 1.6 Citroen C4 creates a scraping noise when turned, but there are no faults to be found in the mechanism. Find out how to solve this issue here.

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Top Tips for Businesses Looking to Purchase Automotive Cover

Top Tips for Businesses Looking to Purchase Automotive Cover

Is your business getting the best insurance policy for the best price? The Gallagher Automotive Team have published their recommendations for garages looking to arrange automotive cover.

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Sleepless in the UK: wake up to sleep problems in your workforce

Sleepless in the UK: wake up to sleep problems in your workforce

Automotive charity Ben explores how an employee’s lack of sleep can be detrimental to productivity, cause accidents at work and carry economic cost, but share their advice on how to help your workforce with their sleep.

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Keyless cars: Vulnerable to theft

Keyless cars: Vulnerable to theft

Allianz explore how modern cars with keyless entry systems can be susceptible to theft, and share how drivers can protect their cars against ‘keyless theft’.

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360 Automotive Gloucester Ltd
AST/On Point MOT
Auto Scuderia Ltd
Automania Commercials Ltd
Aysin Ltd
Blucher MOT Centre
Brewers Garage Ltd
Brierley Hill Tyre Services
Brynmenyn Car Clinic
Car Doctors Ltd
Chevron Motors Ltd
Clark Motor Company
Crawley Autofit Ltd
D & E Motors Ltd
Delaceys Of Huddersfield
Grange Farm Car Care Ltd
J & K Autos Ltd
Jenkins Bros (Bishopston) Ltd
Just Automotive Solutions Ltd t/a Just Audi VW
Kevlin Tyre Centre
KRS Motors Ltd t/a Burton Bradstock Cars
Lion Garage Services Ltd
Liphook Auto Services Ltd
MPH Automotive Centres Ltd ta Fort Used Car Centre
Northcliffe Garage Ltd
Page & Bird
People Express Taxis Rugby Ltd
Pilgrim Motorsports Ltd
Rayner Diesel Services Ltd
S & C Motor Services Ltd
Scunthorpe MOT Centre Garages
SJB MOT & Service Centre
SMCC Auto Repairs
SPG (UK) Ltd
The Chalfonts Motor Company
The Downside Motor Co (Mendip) Ltd
Vulcan Motor Engineering
Weeting Tyres Ltd
Weeting Tyres Ltd t/a Hi Q Chelmsford
Weeting Tyres Ltd t/a Hi Q Ipswich

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