Is your car still under warranty?
Independent garages can carry out maintenance on your car without invalidating your vehicle assembler’s warranty. EU legislation came into force in 2003 which revised the ‘Block Exemption Regulations’ (BER) to protect and enhance consumer choice.
BER changes the way cars are serviced and repaired. It gives motorists a lot more freedom in their decision as to who should look after their cars. Before BER, it was very difficult to have cars which were still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty serviced anywhere except a franchised dealer.
Now motorists can use any garage of their choice to service their car without invalidating the manufacturer’s warranty. BER permits independent garages, like the Unipart Car Care Centres to carry out a service on cars, providing they fit parts of original equipment matching quality and the garage follows the vehicle manufacturers’ service schedules.