RAC and Euro Car Parts to create “biggest independent garage network in the UK”

RAC and Euro car parts collaborate to create “the biggest independent garage network in the UK”.

The newly created ‘RAC Approved Garages powered by Autofirst Network’ already has 500 garages on board as well as a prediction to exceed 650 by April 2019.

Andy Hamilton, Euro Car Parts’ chief executive, said: “We already had an extremely strong relationship with the RAC from years of supplying its patrols with parts, so it was a natural next step to work together in the independent garage network space. We believe the brands are an excellent fit and have the potential to become a first choice for consumers wanting the trust of big brands but with local service and convenience.”

Each brand will be jointly branded, carrying the prominent RAC and Autofirst Network branding.

What will garages be offered?

Garages will be offered repair work via the RAC Warranty scheme as well as repairs referred by RAC patrols from breakdowns through the company’s Accredited Repairer scheme.

Garages are able to access suites of Euro Car Parts products including its garage management system, technical training, technical hotline, technician recruitment and support from a dedicated account manager.

As well as this, there will be further support by WhoCanFixMyCar.com website.

Garages need to offer servicing and repairs as well as employ qualified professional technicians to join. They must adhere to the RAC Customer Charter and Code of Conduct approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute (CTSI) and agree to a yearly inspection to ensure they meet the agreed standards.