More than 180 installers have already applied to Kitemark scheme through ADL.
In a stark message to automotive repairers, the company said: “Doing nothing is not an option. The bad image suffered by the motor industry is everyone’s problem franchised dealers, independent repairers, wholesalers and suppliers. Although industry trade associations are working very hard to draw up one acceptable code of practice, individual businesses have to act now to start raising service standards.”
ADL is currently canvassing independent repairers on the Kitemark Scheme and has received more than 180 enquiries from garages wishing to adopt the PAS80 standard. It also aims to produce a service specification document providing practical information on how to achieve the Kitemark and PAS80 standard.
Simon Hutchinson, ADL marketing manager, said: “The Super Complaint is coming, and we’re playing our part in alerting the whole industry suppliers, media, motor factors and repairers to its potentially hazardous consequences. The Kitemark scheme offers independent repairers the opportunity to raise standards in vehicle servicing and at the same time enhance the industry’s reputation among motorists.”