With new research showing 34 percent of motorists have sacrificed travel plans to afford car repairs, planning ahead for potential vehicle issues and understanding the cost of maintenance and repairs is an important step for drivers to take.
Luckily, Trust My Garage can help you when it comes to understanding the process for vehicle servicing, maintenance and repairs – so read on to discover how you can make unexpected repair costs a thing of the past!
Find a local, reputable garage
If you’re in need of a local garage operating to the highest standards, Trust My Garage can help. With over 2,900 members across the UK, you’re never far away from a TMG member. We’ve even created a handy search function so you can locate your nearest TMG-approved garage with ease!
Simply visit TrustMyGarage.co.uk and pop in your postcode, and our ‘Find a Garage’ map will show you all the TMG members in your area! You can even read reviews from other customers if you’re unsure which garage is right for your needs. Try it out here:
This useful tool makes locating a TMG member a breeze – and you know you’re using a garage that operates to a Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) approved Consumer Code. You can also find out more about Trust My Garage by watching our TV advert!
Evaluate the costs of your vehicle’s requirements
In the same research, data showed that 27 per cent of drivers put off vehicle repairs due to cost worries – and one in four have actually scrapped or sold a car due to a repair they couldn’t afford! With any Trust My Garage member, you can ask for a cost estimate of any work undertaken and parts used on your vehicle. It’s even in our Customer Charter – which you can take a look at below!
Plan for your motor’s future with the Car Repair Plan
Most people are likely to have some sort of savings in case of an emergency to help them out with unplanned costs and problems – but have you thought about doing the same for your car?
As a driver, you need to be able to budget for the costs of regular maintenance and perhaps even a little extra for those unexpected costs.
The Car Repair Plan is the answer. It allows you to shield yourself from unexpected repair costs by providing a free, easy and flexible way to budget for car servicing and repairs. You can even set up a family fund, so more than one person can put in money, and you can use it on more than one vehicle. With the Car Repair Plan, a little bit of saving goes a long way!
You can use your Car Repair Plan fund at any participating Trust My Garage member – identifiable by the Trusty logo on our “Find a Garage” map. Once signed up, you can transfer a little (or a lot!) every month into your account balance, so it’s ready to use when you need it. You can alter the payment or take a break at any time, or when you feel you have built up enough of a fund – it’s entirely flexible!
You can choose to use all or some of your account balance when settling your garage bill. The process is simple and straightforward, and there are no extra costs or hidden charges, making everything as simple as possible for you as a customer. Lean more with our Car Repair Plan Doodle ad:
More about Trust My Garage
If you’re looking for more information about Trust My Garage, you can head over to our website, TrustMyGarage.co.uk. We’re also on social media, so check out our Facebook and Twitter profiles and you can get the latest motoring news and updates straight into your social feeds!
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