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  • 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 development... 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 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

  • 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 UK’s 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

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