Previously, motorists were required to have their vehicle servicing and repairs at the main dealer so as not risk invalidating the vehicle's warranty. The EC Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002 (October 2003) allows motorists more flexibility in selecting where they can get their car serviced.
Thanks to this legislation, maintenance and service work does not have to be done by the main dealer as long as the garage uses Original Equipment 'Matching Quality' parts, and are recorded as such, and the garage follow the manufacturer's service schedules.
The Block Exemption Regulation (BER) covers service and maintenance during the warranty period and prohibits vehicle manufacturers’ warranties from including conditions that require:
# all normal maintenance be provided within the vehicle manufacturer’s network
# all parts used must be the manufacturer’s original spare parts
So what does this mean to the motorist?
BER safegaurds free competition in aftermarket parts, repairs and services and will benefit motorists by reducing the cost of servicing through better labour rates and competitively priced parts.
About Bonsai Car Services
We are a small independent garage based in Weston-super-Mare with over 25 years motor trade experience behind us.
We can cater for all types of cars, customers and business needs. It could be a light bulb or a full engine rebuild your car needs. No matter how big or small the job were here to help.
Please feel free to browse our site and see what services we can offer.
Where we differ from your other local independent garages...
We always keep our customers fully informed of servicing and repair costs and times involved. No repair is carried out without prior customer approval, so there are no nasty surprises when you receive the bill!
We offer all our customers an extremely high level of service at cost effective prices. We pride ourselves on building strong customer relationships, which has enabled us to achieve an exceptional reputation in the local area.
All our customers recommend us. They are not worried about a large bill when they come to us, that’s why they return year after year.