Public at risk from rogue garages

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The NFDA urges government to do more to protect motorists from unlicensed car mechanics The UK body that represents franchised car dealers has called for greater transparency of the car servicing and repair industry to protect the growing number of motorists that are falling foul of unscrupulous garages. A worrying … Continue reading

IGA triples attendance at member events this year The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has seen record-breaking attendances at its member events with turnout per event being three-times higher than last year. This year’s schedule of venues has also increased to cover more locations across the country with a focus on what the future holds for independents and how the IGA is helping them increase market share with consumer focussed initiatives. The events have been further bolstered by the DVSA who are attending to provide details on MOT modernisation. Stuart James, IGA Director commented, “It’s great to see so many of our members coming along to these events and the strength of unity amongst the independent sector as a whole. “We find meeting them face-to-face to discuss issues challenging their business highly rewarding and will continue this approach for the foreseeable future. “We welcome any independents whether they are members or not to come along and see what the IGA are about. At today’s event in Horley, we had over 100 people attending.”

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The Independent Garage Association (IGA) has seen record-breaking attendances at its member events with turnout per event being three-times higher than last year. This year’s schedule of venues has also increased to cover more locations across the country with a focus on what the future holds for independents and how … Continue reading

New car registration predictions July 2014

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Performing in line with Glass’s predictions, the UK car market has seen its record-breaking run of 27 consecutive months of growth in new vehicle registrations extend to 28. Within June’s 228,291 registrations, the Business segment has again scored highest for year-on-year growth. At 26.4%, this is the sector’s fifth consecutive … Continue reading

Drivers don’t want tolls

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Motorists are opposed to the privatisation of the road network and tolls according to a survey from the Alliance of British Drivers (ABD). The poll found that 53% of drivers did not want transport ministers to offload responsibilities for main roads to a private company while 64% were concerned that … Continue reading

Drivers say no to black box

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Motorists want the EU to shelve plans to install ‘spy boxes’ in cars according to a survey.  The web-based survey from car supermarket Motorpoint found that 71.5% of drivers opposed regulations that would see black boxes built into all new cars from October 2015 to monitor individual’s speed as well … Continue reading