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  • Motor Codes equips drivers with sound advice for the summer

    15th June 2016

    Now that the summer is here, Motor Codes, the government-backed consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, has the following top tips for drivers to stay safe when taking to the road during the holiday season. Stay chilled Fluids filled to the recommended levels are essential for... continued

  • Motor Codes to attend CTSI Conference

    14th June 2016

    Motor Codes, the government-backed watchdog for the automotive industry, is pleased to confirm that it will be attending this year's Chartered Trading Standard Institute's Consumer Affairs and Trading Standards Conference. The annual event is taking place at The International Centre in Telford, Sh... continued

  • Motor Codes to exhibit at first-ever Automechanika Birmingham show

    2nd June 2016

    Motor Codes, the government-backed watchdog for the automotive industry, will be on show at the inaugural Automechanika Birmingham exhibition which is taking place from Tuesday 7 June to Thursday 9 June in Hall 9 of the NEC. Over 500 UK and international businesses from the automotive aftermarket... continued

  • 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

  • Half a million customers post garage reviews on Motor Codes website

    1st April 2016

    Motor Codes, the government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, is celebrating a significant milestone for its online customer satisfaction survey tool (www.motorcodes.co.uk/survey/service-and-repair). Since its inception in 2009, 500,000 motorists have taken to the internet to... continued

  • Motorists urged to take action and check before driving this Easter

    23rd March 2016

    Motor Codes, the government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, is advising motorists to ensure their vehicles are legal and roadworthy ahead of the big Easter getaway this coming weekend. According to RAC Traffic Watch, nearly 17 million journeys will be made over the holiday,... continued

  • Drivers urged to prepare their cars for winter

    30th October 2015

    With winter on its way, Motor Codes, the government-approved consumer watchdog for the automotive industry, is urging motorists to ‘winter-proof’ their cars. Its online winter driving tips will help drivers to ensure their vehicles are prepared for winter driving conditions, and help avoid expensi... 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

    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 development.... continued

  • Motor Codes rolls out online training across automotive sector

    28th August 2015

    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 implemented Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) legislation.... continued

  • Ford staff first to be ADR ready

    28th August 2015

    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 implemented Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) legislation.... 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 adopts Alternative Dispute Resolution legislation

    8th July 2015

    Consumer power in the UK will get stronger from today as new legislation is put in place to improve consumer confidence. The new law will ensure that complaints are dealt with more effectively and that the number of consumer disputes resulting in expensive law court proceedings are dramatically r... continued

  • Motor codes appointed to deliver ADR

    3rd July 2015

    Newly implemented EU legislation will ensure that consumer power gets stronger. The not well known Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) legislation came into force on July 9th 2015. This legislation strengthens the consumers arm by requiring all UK businesses to signpost dissatisfied customers to... 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



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