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  • 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

  • Motor Codes recognised at Trading Standards Conference as inaugural approved code sponsor

    18th June 2013

    Motor Codes backing new measures to protect consumers Motor Codes is one of the first associations supporting a new UK-wide scheme to strengthen industry self-regulation.   The organisation is an inaugural member of the Trading Standards Institute's (TSI) new Consumer Codes App... continued

  • Former Trading Standards chief bolsters Motor Codes board

    17th May 2013

    Ron Gainsford OBE appointed as non-executive director Motor Codes, the Trading Standards-backed garage scheme, has reinforced its position at the heart of the government's new consumer landscape with the appointment of Ron Gainsford OBE to its board of directors.   The former c... continued

  • GROUPAUTO approved network launch reflects independent growth trend within Motor Codes

    25th April 2013

    Trading Standards-backed garage code offers greatest choice for customers 441 independent garages commit to Motor Codes in 2013  GROUPAUTO launches approvedgarages.co.uk All approvedgarages.co.uk members - 300 in phase one - subscribe to Motor Code... continued

  • Garage of the Year - UK's top garages revealed

    10th April 2013

    Motor Codes award praises most trusted main dealer and independent Motor Codes, the operator of government-backed codes of practice has named the national winners of its annual Garage of the Year contest, following six weeks of voting by garage customers.   At an award ceremony... continued

  • Garage of the Year - the regional winners revealed

    26th March 2013

    Motorists pick Britain's best garages Motor Codes, the operator of government-backed codes of practice for the motor industry, has revealed the 20 most trusted garages in the UK, as nominated by the public.   Moved house?  Changed car?  Simply want to find a garage yo... continued

  • Britain's most trusted garages revealed

    13th March 2013

    Motorists vote to map out UK's garage good guys Motor Codes, the OFT-approved garage scheme operator, has today announced the shortlist of businesses in the running for its Garage of the Year title.  Thousands have voted in the annual initiative that helps uncertain motorists know where... continued

  • Hunt is on for Britain's best garages

    8th February 2013

    Car owners to map out safe-haven service centres Motor Codes teams up with car expert, Vicki Butler-Henderson, and Auto Express Driver Power in UK-wide search for the nation's favourite garages. Based on votes from car owners, Motor Codes to highlight best franchised and independent car se... continued

  • Milestone marks exceptional year of progress for Motor Codes

    4th February 2013

    Subscription to government-backed standards body exceeds 7,000 garages  Motor Codes network exceeds 7,000 garages in January 2013.  Growth in web traffic sees number of garage profile page views double that of 2011.  New functionality to monitor business referral provides... continued



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