27th January 2017
A recent survey reported that up to one-third of female motorists feel they’re being taken advantage of, when they deal with their local garages. It’s not a new statement, but the level of unhappiness amongst female drivers is still surprising, in a time when the gap between gender differences has been narrowed in terms of rights, working conditions and expectations in most other areas.
Gone are the days of articles in womens' magazines with titles like 'Driving. Is It Wise for Wives?' Women make up over half the driving population in the UK – so why are they still seen as easy targets when it comes to vehicle maintenance?
Here are our top tips for finding a reliable and trustworthy mechanic, and avoiding un-necessary shocks when it comes to paying the bill:
And finally – always ensure that the specialist you use complies with the Trading Standards Institute regulations.
ChipsAway is a TSI approved network of SMART repair technicians who operate from both Car Care Centres and a Mobile basis.
16th October 2017
ChipsAway’s annual conference and awards dinner celebrated 23 years as the UK’s leading minor car body paintwork repair brand.
31st May 2017
ChipsAway are thrilled to announce the launch of their brand-new responsive and fully optimised new website.
1st May 2017
ChipsAway are marking the 9th anniversary of TV advertising for the SMART repairs brand.
14th March 2017
ChipsAway have recently achieved a prestigious 5* rating from online consumer review company TrustPilot.
24th February 2017
Many ChipsAway franchisees join the network because they are already so passionate about cars and see the franchise as a great opportunity to turn their career into their hobby.
I’m absolutely thrilled with the way my business is going. I wanted something flexible, that was not massively expensive and which had the potential for growth. ChipsAway fit the bill and has proved to be everything I’d hoped for. ‘It does what it says on the tin’, and if you follow the business model you can’t go wrong!Andy Cornell, franchisee since 2011
I could see the flexibility of ChipsAway’s business model would work for me. Working for myself as a franchisee is a world away from my life before.Neil Dobson, franchisee since 2013
Fantastic earnings potential - Many franchisees achieving in excess of £80,000 pa, some turning over £300,000 pa
Brand Leader - ChipsAway is the UK's leading minor automotive paintwork repair brand