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Why use an MTA member


Behind every MTA member there’s a brand that’s professional and trustworthy

Established in 1917, the Motor Trade Association (MTA) represents more than 4,000 automotive industry professionals. Every facet of the industry is covered, from general repair workshops, vehicle sales and service stations, through to repairers specialising in fields such as alternative fuels, collision repair and outdoor power equipment.

MTA members are highly professional and are bound by a code of ethics. Here's why you should look for the MTA sign when you're next choosing an automotive professional.

Code of Ethics

Our members are bound by a strict Code of Ethics which ensures that they operate their businesses in an ethical way. Some of these include providing customers with high quality and honest service and ensuring that all business activities comply with relevant environmental laws and regulations.

Read the full Code of Ethics here

Our promise to you

As well as working to a strict Code of Ethics, our members also make a customer promise to their customers to provide them with superior service, to stand by their work and to work in an ethical manner. Download the Customer Promises here:

Read full Customer Promise here

MTA Warranty

Whether you’ve had a vehicle repair or you’re purchasing a vehicle, customers can have confidence in the work that is being carried out, with an easy to understand warranty.

Read the Dealer Warranty or Read the Repairer Warranty

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Mediation Service

Our free mediation service helps to resolve disputes between members and their customers in a friendly, efficient and unbiased way. The Mediation team has a high success rate of case resolution and are always ready to help.

Excellent reputation

Since 1917, MTA has built a credible profile and has a long established reputation for excellence. MTA members are known as professional, trustworthy, and knowledgeable experts. Simply 'look for the MTA sign', or search our find an MTA member online directory.

MTA Gift Cards and Vouchers

The MTA Gift Card is the perfect gift for friends, family, staff or even volunteers! Of course, the paper gift vouchers are still available and both are sold and redeemed through MTA members. You can also buy MTA Gift Cards and Vouchers online. To find out where you can buy and redeem MTA Gift Vouchers and Cards, check here.

Specialist training and advice

We provide our members with an extensive specialist training programme to ensure they are equipped with the best skills and knowledge to do their job. Training ranges from warrant of fitness courses for new inspectors, environmental regulations to running a small business. Visit our Jobs & Training page for more information.

Leading authority on industry issues

Our advocacy work on behalf of both members and motorists has stimulated discussion and increased influence with stakeholders, government and regulators to position MTA as leaders in the automotive industry.