Motor Codes, the consumer garage scheme, has partnered with TootCompare to offer people searching for an MoT or servicing, details of Motor Codes' members and their feedback ratings.
TootCompare, a real-time comparison site for car servicing and MoTs, will give a high prominence to Motor Codes within the garage or dealer profile. This is meant to give the motorist to get a better understanding of the scheme and the benefits of dealing with its members.
If a dealer or garage is a member of Motor Codes, the Trading Standards Institute-approved code operator, TootCompare will award them a star for being a member.
Participating Motor Codes' members will be listed with the live ratings of their satisfaction score prominently displayed.
The code operator has amassed a databank of around 140,000 online reviews and this feedback directly contributes to ratings on TootCompare.
Douglas Rotberg, chief executive of TootCompare, said: "This new deal means that consumers will be able to make an informed choice on the benefits of selecting a Motor Codes member when they book a garage, or a dealer for their MoT or servicing.
“We know that market opportunity is large, with 30 million motorists in the UK spending £10.5 billion (excluding VAT) in the last 12 months on servicing and maintaining their cars. We want to make sure that people spend their money wisely.”
Chris Mason, managing director at Motor Codes, said: “TootCompare is a natural fit for Motor Codes. Where Motor Codes offers a garage comparison service, based on location and customer reviews, TootCompare adds the price element.
"But, importantly, TootCompare doesn’t rate on price alone. An extra star rating is awarded to garages on its site that have Motor Codes online reviews.”
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