Benefits Of Joining

Approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute, our codes of practice covering Car Sales and Car Servicing and Repair offer clear-cut customer service expectations for car owners and a revenue opportunity for its 8,000 subscribing garages.

As a business accredited to The Motor Ombudsman you’ll benefit from…

1. Access To Our Information Line And Adjudication Service

Although you’re committed to offering the best service, things can go wrong at times. Our independent team is on hand to take calls from car owners but also to help you by shouldering the burden of any complaints. Our adjudication service is free for subscribing garages and their customers, offering fair and independent decisions.

2. Use Of The Motor Ombudsman And CTSI-approved Code Logo

You’ll be able to download a free CTSI marketing pack and you’ll be able to display The Motor Ombudsman and CTSI-approved code logo on your premises, website, paperwork, and marketing communications.

3. Valuable Feedback And Ratings From Your Customers

Through our unique online review system you’ll be able to use customer feedback to promote your business and stand out from the crowd.

4. Your Customers Can Enter Our Prize Draw To Win £500 In Lifestyle Vouchers

Encourage your customers to take part in our online survey and they could £500 in Lifestyle vouchers, effectively winning back the cost of their car service or repair.

5. Your Accreditation Will Be Recorded By The DVSA

The DVSA now record whether a vehicle testing station (VTS) is a member of a Chartered Trading Standards Institute-approved code of practice during the MOT test centre inspection, which may help the DVSA to consider your vehicle testing station as low risk, resulting in reduced regulatory checks.

6. A Unique, Customisable Profile Page To Promote Your Business

You’ll get a free online profile page on The Motor Ombudsman garage finder which you can customise yourself, as well as adding your latest offers. There are tens of thousands of profile page views per week on our website; that’s tens of thousands of potential customers looking to find a local garage to do business with.

7. Access To Training In Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) And The Consumer Right Act

In conjunction with CTSI, The Motor Ombudsman has developed online interactive training modules to ensure subscribers fully understand their obligations under the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and Customer Rights Act legislation.

8. Increased awareness of your business

Thousands of motorists can find you on our garage finder, you’ll also be listed on the Trading Standards Business Directory and the My Local Services website. We run regular marketing campaigns to ensure consumers look out for and use a garage they can trust, driving new customers directly to you.

9. Access to the AA Garage Guide

We’re working closely with the AA Garage Guide to ensure consumers can find and book a service at garages adhering to the highest standards. As a business accredited to The Motor Ombudsman you’ll be eligible to have a profile on the AA Garage Guide giving you access to thousands of new customers and an online booking system.


Contact us to discuss accreditation for your business