The IAAF has been giving its support to South-West garages this week with representation at two local motor factor shows, raising awareness of its Right2Choose campaign as well as sharing the latest industry news and developments.
The Partservice Trade Show at The Matford Centre on Marsh Barton Trading Estate in Exeter on 4 July and the Pat Williams Trade Show, held at Barnstaple Rugby Football Club on 5 July, gave attendees the opportunity to visit the IAAF stand to gain further insight into the latest aftermarket news and discuss how this was impacting their garage businesses. They were also urged to raise awareness with motorists on IAAF’s Right2Choose campaign, aimed at focusing the industry’s attention on the importance of choice in regard to vehicle maintenance and repair work.
Mike Smallbone from IAAF said: “Our Right2Choose campaign is gathering momentum so it’s essential we remind garages of its importance in educating motorists of their rights. This, combined with the recent MOT changes, as well as the many challenges currently faced by the aftermarket including Type Approval legislation, access to in-vehicle data, future connectivity and electric vehicles, meant there was an extremely high number of local garage businesses popping by and raising their concerns with us.
“By being at these shows, we’ve been able to demonstrate how committed we are in supporting the aftermarket, not just on a local level but as a whole, as we continue to fight for a fairer future on its behalf.”