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Dear Member,

The Connected Car debate is still raging, with access to technical information being the biggest threat to independent garages in many years. We have been working with other EU trade bodies over the last few months and now have a united long term strategy, to finally achieve a level playing field for independent garages. We will soon be taking this issue to our Government and anticipate this to be ongoing for many years.

In other lobbying news, the Department for Transport’s consultation on roadworthiness testing for vehicles of historic interest is closing on the 2nd of November. The proposal asks for opinions on five options, four of which will replace MOTs with a special roadworthiness ‘safety’ test or certification for historic vehicles. We strongly oppose this and will be responding that all cars must have a full MOT at all times to ensure safety on the roads. If you wish to add your own response, you will need to do so today.

The first Trust My Garage Annual Report has revealed outstanding customer satisfaction levels for independent garages. Consumers are finally beginning to realise the importance of Trading Standards approved code schemes, and the results show how high TMG members have raised the bar with both quality of work and customer service, which is exactly what TMG set out to do. You can get the full statistics in the article below.

Several polls we’ve carried out over the last month have revealed that only around 20% of MOT stations have completed their 2016/2017 annual training so far. With the March deadline closing in we can foresee it being more difficult for garages to get the help they need in completing their training, so call us to get started.

Our teams in the field and on the telephone are always ready to help, so if you have any questions, please give us a call on 0845 305 4230.

Best regards,


Stuart James
IGA Director

Stuart James

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