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  • 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

  • Motor Codes expands free advice service to cover car warranties

    3rd July 2014

    Motor Codes, operator of Trading Standards-approved codes of practice for the car industry, is opening an independent, free advice and conciliation service to holders of aftermarket warranty products. The move follows recent approval by Trading Standards Institute of the Motor Codes Vehicle W... continued

  • UK's favourite garages revealed

    26th June 2014

    Online reviews decide Motor Codes top 20  Motor Codes, the Trading Standards-approved garage scheme, has revealed the UK's 20 most trusted garages, as nominated by customers of its 8,000-strong garage network. The garages which made the shortlist - people's favourite 10 main dealers a... continued

  • Motor Codes unites with Britain's most trusted brand

    25th June 2014

    AA to inspect approved garages  Motor Codes, the Trading Standards-approved garage scheme, has appointed the AA to carry out inspections of its 8,000-strong garage network. The partnership, which will see all new Motor Codes garages audited within a month of sign-up and existing busines... continued

  • Online reviews peak at one per minute in the hunt for UKs best garage

    18th June 2014

    With only five days left to vote for 2014's Garage of the Year, Motor Codes can reveal that from 10,000 online reviews received of its Trading Standards-approved garages throughout the three weeks of the contest, 90% of all customers were 100% satisfied. With reviews still flooding in until th... continued

  • Motor industry leads in government drive for consumer protection

    2nd June 2014

    Regulatory body Motor Codes has launched the Vehicle Warranty Products code of practice, a set of customer service guidelines for buyers of car warranties approved by the Trading Standards Institute. The code regulates the advertising and sale of policies, outlines exactly what you should... continued

  • Motor Codes bolsters awareness campaign with TalkSPORT radio, reaching 800,000 motorists.

    7th May 2014

      Motor Codes has teamed up with TalkSPORT radio to alert even more motorists to the benefits of using a Trading Standards-approved garage, with an advert set to reach an audience of 800,000 listeners. From 5-25 May, there will be over 6.7 million opportunities for motorists to hear... continued

  • Garage of the Year, meet Car of the Year

    23rd April 2014

    Motor Codes is set to open its annual Garage of the Year contest, with the winners to be crowned at the Auto Express Car of the Year Awards. The partnership with the UK's biggest-selling car weekly and the addition of a flagship prize-giving event for Garage of the Year is one of several enhanc... continued

  • Motor Codes and Amscreen drive motorists to approved garages

    9th April 2014

    Motor Codes is today launching a new advertising campaign with Amscreen, Europe's largest, fastest-growing digital outdoor network, to promote its approved garage network to a captive audience of drivers.     Starting with an initial seven-week run, motorists will see adve... continued

  • Trading Standards protection extended for motorists

    24th March 2014

    Motor Codes Vehicle Warranty Products Code approved Motor Codes has increased the support available for car owners, with Trading Standards Institute approving its Vehicle Warranty Products Code.  The move paves the way for creating a one-stop advice shop for car owners.   Mo... continued

  • Our survey said...use an approved garage

    19th February 2014

    Tens of thousands provide insight for annual report Summarising the views of 57,000 people, the second annual Motor Codes Report paints a reassuring picture about consumer protection in the UK car market.    Covering both new cars and car servicing, the report shows that 95%... continued

  • Motor Codes becomes the complete package in 2013

    10th January 2014

    Motor Codes grew significantly in 2013 and demonstrated more relevance than ever to both industry and consumers.  The value of its garage comparison site, populated with 175,000 online reviews is evident.  There are now 800 more Trading Standards-approved garages across the UK; a t... continued

  • Honda shares customer satisfaction ratings through Motor Codes

    6th January 2014

    Online reviews from Honda customers now viewable on Motor Codes Garage Finder Honda has kicked off the year with a commitment to transparency by agreeing to share its service and repair customer reviews publicly, through Motor Codes. Following a pilot that, behind the scenes, has added mor... continued

  • Motor Codes passes TSI audit

    5th December 2013

    Just six months since its transition from OFT-approval, the Service and Repair Code has passed an inaugural Trading Standards Institute (TSI) audit, giving Motor Codes a strong, public endorsement.      The audit is part of the monitoring and support regime implemente... continued

  • Motor Codes joins Highways Agency call to 'make time for winter'

    28th November 2013

    The first of this winter's snow flurries have already fallen across parts of the UK and Motor Codes has joined the call for motorists to check their cars before setting out in severe weather. Supporting the Highway Agency's ‘make time for winter' campaign, Motor Codes will ensure... continued

  • Independent garages unite under Motor Codes banner

    9th October 2013

    Motor Codes' independent network exceeds 2,000   45% increase in independent subscription rates during 2013 takes Motor Codes' tally to over 2,000 garages. Current potential revenue generation for subscribers of £19 million each year equates to £3,000 income per independ... continued

  • Motor Codes partners with Motoring.co.uk

    18th September 2013

    Motor Codes powers dealer finder and online ratings for car information hub Partnership with Motor Codes enhances motoring.co.uk aftersales offering. All main dealer members of the Trading Standards Institute-approved garage scheme now searchable on Motoring.co.uk. Motor Codes online re... continued

  • Car Care Centres clean up

    27th August 2013

    Motor Codes delivers £2 million annual boost for Unipart Motor Codes business generation figures show that it represents a significant service and repair revenue driver for the independent aftermarket. 580 Car Care Centres share in £2 million annual revenue from customers who c... continued

  • Motor Codes advice service proves its worth

    15th August 2013

    Helpline recovers losses for car owners and protects businesses In-house service manned by RAC-trained, IMI-qualified, independent customer service experts.  Free conciliation service to secure £350,000, this year, in money-back for car owners.   Motor Codes subscrib... continued

  • Marshall, Mitsubishi and Motor Codes pioneer online information exchange

    1st July 2013

    Dealers and manufacturers back Motor Codes reviews system Motor Codes, the Trading-Standards-approved garage scheme, has developed its online service and repair ratings system to allow its subscribers to feed customer opinion from their own CSR tools.  Marshall Motor Group has work... continued



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