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Most franchised dealers to face AA inspections

Motor Codes, the Trading Standards-approved garage scheme, has appointed the AA to carry out inspections of its 8,000-strong garage members.

The partnership will see all new Motor Codes garages audited within a month of sign-up and existing businesses, which includes most manufacturer franchised networks, checked on a biennial cycle.

The AA has recently been voted Britain’s most trusted brand*, presenting Motor Codes subscribers with a powerful marketing message: Approved by Trading Standards, inspected by the AA and reviewed online by garage customers.

Motor Codes managing director, Chris Mason, said: “We see the prospect of Motor Codes garages inspected by the AA as a powerful tool of reassurance for consumers.

“The significance of a partnership with an organisation that has 15 million members on its books and deals with 3.5 million breakdowns per year should give current and prospective Motor Codes subscribers confidence for the future.”

Ensuring transparency for car owners, all AA inspections results will be published on the profile pages of Motor Codes subscribing garages at, where people can search for their nearest approved garage, read reviews and then rate the garage themselves. 

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