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  • Motor Codes to show off what it does best at CDX16

    19th May 2016

    Motor Codes, the government-backed watchdog for the automotive industry, will be exhibiting at Car Dealer magazine's CDX16 automotive conference expo. The annual and free one-day event, which has become the largest of its kind for motor retailers, is taking place at the world-famous Silverstone Gr... continued

  • Motor Codes passes CTSI audit for all three codes of practice

    5th May 2016

    Motor Codes' three codes of practice pass CTSI audit designed to ensure highest standards for customers.  Several areas assessed during stringent checks, including member compliance and handling of complaints by motorists. Motor Codes praised for strengthening consumer protection... continued

  • Motor Codes witnesses encouraging first quarter of the year

    25th April 2016

      Over 250 new businesses have signed up to Motor Codes' Service and Repair Code since 01 January. Subscribers receive over 11,000 calls and more than 2,600 booking enquiries from potential customers during the first 3 months of the year. Motor Codes has recorded a promising... continued

  • It’s all show for Motor Codes at Mechanex

    14th April 2016

      Motor Codes, the government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, will be exhibiting at all four of the Professional Motor Mechanic Mechanex tradeshows this year, starting at Alexandra Palace in London on Tuesday, 19th April. Visitors to the UK's largest in... continued

  • Businesses urged to comply with new Consumer Rights and ADR laws

    2nd October 2015

      Motor Codes, the government approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, is encouraging businesses to meet the challenge of new consumer legislation by enrolling their staff on its new series of online training courses. The courses, delivered in partnership with t... continued

  • Renault staff first to be ready for Consumer Rights Act

    30th September 2015

    Motor Codes rolls out Consumer Rights online training across automotive sector Motor Codes, the government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, has launched a new service for its subscriber network, which will provide online training to ensure businesses are compli... continued

  • New Managing Director to lead Motor Codes

    1st September 2015

    Appointment of Managing Director at government backed self regulatory body   Motor Codes, the government backed self regulatory body of the automotive industry, has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director to lead the organisation in its next phase of developme... continued

  • Ford staff first to be ADR ready

    28th August 2015

    Motor Codes rolls out online training across automotive sector Motor Codes, the government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, has launched a new service for its subscriber network, providing online training to ensure businesses are compliant with the newly impleme... continued

  • Countdown to ADR compliance – Motor Codes urges industry to act

    13th August 2015

    £1 million fine of communications giant sparks interest in ADR schemes  Motor Codes, the government approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, is warning businesses that time is running out to register with an Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) provid... continued

  • New Chapter for consumers - UK adopts Alternative Dispute Resolution legislation

    9th July 2015

    Motor Codes appointed ADR provider for UK automotive industry Motor Codes, the consumer arm of the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), has been appointed one of the automotive sector's first Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) providers. Under new legislation introduc... continued

  • UK’s Winners of Garage of the Year 2015

    30th June 2015

    Motor Codes announces the UK's Garage of the Year - Crescent Motoring of Staffordshire scoops the top award The UK Garage of the Year Award was presented at the prestigious Auto Express Car of the Year Awards in London on June 30th. Motor Codes, the government-approved garage... continued

  • Motor Codes recognised as an Investor in People

    22nd June 2015

    Motor Codes the automotive industry watchdog and consumer champion has been awarded the Investors in People Bronze Standard, demonstrating their commitment to realising the potential of their people. The organisation has been serving consumers since 2004 and the award comes... continued

  • New online vehicle safety recall search tool to help motorists

    11th June 2015

    The UK automotive sector, led by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and Motor Codes, has launched a new consumer-facing web portal to enable motorists to identify if their vehicle is on a safety recall list. Customers will also be directed to their nearest de... continued

  • Regional Winners of Garage of the Year 2015

    9th June 2015

    Motor Codes announces the UK's best garages Motor Codes, the government-approved garage scheme, has revealed the UK's 11 most trusted garages, as voted for by customers of its 8,000-strong garage network. The shortlisted garages topped their regions following a three-mont... continued

  • Garage of the Year 2015

    9th April 2015

    Is your local garage the best? - UK's top garages to be crowned in June Car owners who've enjoyed top-class service from their local garage are being urged to go online to enter them for a national competition that celebrates the country's best garages. Top performing garages from across each U... continued

  • Motor Codes to hold a forum event at MECHANEX’s brand new venue

    18th March 2015

    Motor Codes are exhibiting at MECHANEX this month North London's iconic Alexandra Palace hosts the first of four regional tradeshows aimed at auto repair professionals. Motor Codes will be exhibiting alongside the automotive industry's top suppliers, distributors and technical experts at MEC... continued

  • Interim Managing Director appointed by Motor Codes

    9th February 2015

    Former Chevrolet Director takes the reins at regulatory body Motor Codes is pleased to announce the appointment of former Chevrolet UK and Ireland Director, Mark Terry, as its Interim Managing Director. Mark is a long serving Motor Industry professional who has held senior positions in the UK an... continued

  • 4,000 women every month contribute to car servicing record of comfort

    5th December 2014

    Online reviews and Trading Standards approval shape consumer choice  Contrary to opinion that female car owners feel unsure how to find a garage they can trust, Motor Codes has received around 40,000 online reviews of its member garages from women, so far this year. The Trading Standard... continued

  • Motor Codes, garages approved by you

    18th September 2014

    Motor Codes, the garage scheme approved by Trading Standards Institute, believes that car owners are the best judges of quality when it comes to customer service and, this month, has surpassed a quarter of a million online reviews of its garages. The volume of feedback, left by customers of... continued

  • Motor Codes reveals national Garage of the Year winners

    15th July 2014

    From a shortlist of 20 regional winners, the independent garage title went to Crescent Motoring Services, Burton upon Trent, and the main dealer award to Swindon's Pebley Beach Hyundai. Announced at the prestigious Auto Express Car of the Year awards in London, the Motor Codes accolade celebr... continued



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