THE Co-operative Motor Group has slashed labour rates and introduced interest free loans across its dealerships.
The ‘Driving Down The Cost of Motoring’ initiative has been launched in response to the rising cost of running a new car – which has soared to £6,000 a year research shows. With the combined savings, motorists could pocket more than £550.
The firm has reduced its labour rates by more than 25 per cent, and service customers can apply for a 12 month interest free loan to cover the cost of repairs, accessories and warranties between £300 and £3,000.
The offer is also available to existing service plan customers to pay for any additional repairs. Customers can also arrange an MOT and service which includes free collection and delivery of the vehicle or a courtesy car.
Tony Guest, general manager at The Co-operative Motor Group, said: ‘With rising fuel and insurance costs, many people will be putting off getting work done. Carrying out essential maintenance is a necessity and in the wake of the austerity measures we know people are worried. That’s why we have launched the initiative to take some of the financial pressure away from consumers and to offer more flexibility.
‘People’s safety should not be compromised because they cannot afford to pay for their repairs and by getting proper checks done, vehicle owners can save money in the long-term by spotting minor problems that can be fixed easily before they develop into a costly repair.’