The Automobile Association was created by people like you – keen drivers who just wanted fair treatment.
Not much has changed on that front since June 1905, when four driving enthusiasts banded together in London to form the AA. From day one our goal has been exactly the same: to protect you, the motorist, and put your interests first.
With over 15 million members from the original 90, it's fair to say we've grown a bit; in fact, we're now the UK's largest motoring organisation, still going strong over a century later. From setting up our first motorbike patrols to piloting 'connected cars', we've got a unique history of embracing new technology and innovations to better serve you.
Our ethos of low prices and unparalleled customer service has seen Blackcircles.com grow from humble beginnings to become the UK’s leading online tyre retailer.
With a network of over 2,000 independent garages, customers of Blackcircles.com return time and time again.
Customer experience is at the heart of our company’s growth, as we consistently engage with customers to ensure we continue to develop our already much praised business model.
Our members are proud to be part of Checkatrade.com, and they stand by their work. To show their commitment to service and quality, every single member has agreed to uphold The Checkatrade Standard.
We carry out driving tests, approve people to be driving instructors and MOT testers, carry out tests to make sure lorries and buses are safe to drive, carry out roadside checks on drivers and vehicles, and monitor vehicle recalls.
DVSA is an executive agency, sponsored by the Department for Transport.
As experts in business, we offer our members a wide range of vital business services including advice, financial expertise, support and a powerful voice in government. Our mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. We are a not-for-profit organisation, led by a team of our members, which exists to serve the small business community across the UK.
IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry and the authoritative voice of the sector. IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professional standards – driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence.
Established in 1920, the IMI filled a specific need for individuals desiring recognition for their accomplishments, and the recognition they received led to a steady growth in membership. Those needs still exist today therefore membership and professional recognition remains at the core of our existence.
The Retail Motor Industry Federation represents the interests of motor industry operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man, providing sales and services to motorists and businesses.
In response to concerns about ‘rogue traders’ which are often highlighted in the media, a partnership of Local Authority Trading Standards Services took the ground-breaking step of putting together the Buy With Confidence Scheme. The scheme provides consumers with a list of local businesses which have given their commitment to trading fairly. Every business listed has undergone a series of detailed checks before being approved as a member of the scheme.
Buy With Confidence is the largest scheme of its kind nationally and continues to expand its geographical coverage. A number of Trading Standards Services have joined recently and you can check whether your local area is participating by checking our list of participating local authorities.
Trust My Garage is the Independent Garage Association’s nationally recognised customer assurance scheme. It is a consumer code that acts as a badge of quality for the independent sector, and is a recognised brand that customers know they can trust. Members are audited to ensure high standards in service, working practices and training.
Whatever car you drive Unipart Car Care Centre offers the same level of professional service across all makes and models.
We offer an extensive range of automotive services from braking to engine diagnostics that detect issues like starting problems, ABS performance or misfiring.
Our MOT tests are undertaken by highly experienced individuals who make sure that all repair work does not void your manufacturer warranty. All our centres are reviewed and rated by our customers so you’ll know first hand just how committed we are to providing the best service.
Vehicle running costs can be very high if you don’t have your vehicle checked regularly. Our car servicing ensures all checks and repairs meet with manufacturer recommendations. Unipart Car Care Centres put customer service first and always offer good value