Forty-one percent of businesses reported an increase in the prices of goods and services
With business costs on the rise, UK garages are turning to the Independent Garage Association (IGA) for guidance on how to reduce costs and manage their suppliers.
Frank Harvey, head of member services for the IGA said; “With the cost of living and business overheads at an all-time high, getting the best price for outgoing bills is imperative. UK garages are relying on the best rates, guidance and offers to help control their costs”.
The Office for National Statistics stated that last year, “41 percent of businesses reported an increase in the prices of goods and services bought in December 2022 compared with November 2022”.
Frank continues; “IGA members can drive down costs by utilising IGA’s bespoke Invoice Checker service, in association with Spiral Utilities. This is just one of the benefits of being part of the IGA member community. Our members can ensure that they aren’t getting caught on ‘roll over’ or expensive utility contracts.”
IGA’s Invoice Checker service is helping garages to minimise time and the cost for these essential utilities by searching out the very best deals in the market, and handling all aspects of the renewal process, with no charge to the member!
IGA members have access to a host of member benefits, along with exclusive offers from automotive industry businesses, all with the aim to ensure that UK independent garages are supported in all areas of operating their business.
A spokesperson for Just Audi VW said: “As an IGA member our customers are guaranteed up-to-date technical information, techniques and tooling. Our IGA membership has also allowed us access to the Trust My Garage code of practice, ensuring that we work to the highest automotive industry standards.
Garages like Just AUDI WV are accessing a full range of benefits, including:
- Member helpline
- Technical training
- MOT QC and health & safety schemes
- Online technical forum and helpline
- Exclusive commercial service offers for technical data and diagnostic tools
- Legal and HR advice
- Preferential training rates at RMI Academy of Automotive Skills sites
- Ability to join the CTSI-approved consumer code scheme, Trust My Garage (audit permitting)
Click here to find out more about IGA membership.
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