Block Exemption  

In October 2003 European legislation affecting the motor trade came into force. Its full title is “Block exemption Regulations 1400/2002” (in short “BER”).

This legislation changes the way cars may be services and repaired and gives motorists a lot more freedom in their decision as to who should look after their cars.

Before BER, it was very difficult to have cars, which were still covered by the manufacturers warranty, serviced anywhere except a franchised dealer.


International Federation of Automotive Aftermarket Distributors

Now motorists can use a garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturers warranty subject to certain conditions.

1. Provided: that the service is in accordance with the vehicle manufactures servicing schedules and is recorded as such;
2. Provided: that the parts used are of “appropriate quality” and are recorded as such.

At C S Automotive we have access to manufactures service schedules and use the appropriate vehicle manufactures service parts during the vehicle manufactures warranty period to ensure the warranty is maintained.

For further information on block exemption please click here for full details.


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