Independent workshops lead the industry in diagnostics, says IGA

Independent workshops lead the industry in diagnostics, says IGA

INDEPENDENT garages are leaders in automotive diagnostics, according to the Independent Garage Association (IGA) – that’s why it’s launching a new award to recognise their achievements. 

The IGA’s Diagnostic Specialist Award has been developed to showcase the diagnostic abilities of independent garages to consumers and fleets through a robust technical assessment.

The accreditation will recognise the diagnostic capability of an independent garage and verify that they have the ability to communicate with the latest technology in cars. The brand will signpost independents to fleet operators and consumers who own and operate new cars.

Stuart James, director of the IGA, said: ‘The IGA Diagnostic Specialist Award has been developed to highlight the very best all round diagnostic capability in the motor industry to consumers and fleets, and unlike the sectors that service and repair predominately one brand, the independents work on all brands allowing a greater level of cross brand expertise.’

He added: ‘The abilities within the independent sector to diagnose complex faults in cars, in my view, far exceeds capabilities within the franchise sector. The IGA is going to give independent members that demonstrate the skills the IGA Diagnostic Specialist Award, to promote themselves to work providers and consumers that need advanced technical support.’

The award will be launched later in the year to align with the release of the new EU Security Standard, and all audits will be carried out by IGA employed auditors.

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