As the largest and most prominent trade body representing UK independent garages, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) supports members with the day-to-day challenges and complexities of running a garage business, while ensuring that the sector’s voice is heard at Government level.

IGA members have access to a wealth of services, advice and resources. This includes access to a dedicated member helpline, legal and HR advice, technical training, MOT QC and Health & Safety schemes, online technical forum and helpline, customer conciliation and arbitration, exclusive commercial services offers, preferential training rates at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills, and much more.

Members receive regular communication via email, post and telephone about important industry updates, and are sent straightforward advice when new issues affecting the sector emerge, with topics ranging from new legislation to a worldwide pandemic.

IGA members also have the opportunity to join Trust My Garage, the IGA’s nationwide consumer assurance scheme that acts as a badge of quality for independent garages. The scheme is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute and backed by extensive TV advertising, giving local garages a national profile.

Discover how your independent garage business could benefit from IGA membership. Come and talk to the team at Mechanex to find out about the services we offer, ask your