By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys Big changes are coming to South Africa’s motoring landscape on 1 July 2021. For the first time ever, owners of new cars will have the right to repair or service their vehicles at an independent provider of their choice. These owners won’t be locked into restrictive embedded motor or […]
Johannesburg, 11 December 2020 – Restrictive service and repair warranty plans will finally become a thing of the past for South African car owners, following a major announcement by the Competition Commission today. Currently, owners of new cars in South Africa are typically locked into using a vehicle manufacturer’s service centres, repair shops and parts […]
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by Filum Ho Motor dealership bodies have recently presented some highly debatable views regarding the Competition Commission’s new draft guidelines for the automotive industry. On 14 February 2020, the Commission published guidelines which stipulate that consumers will no longer be compelled to conduct in-warranty service, maintenance or repair work only at approved dealers or approved […]
Since 2017, the Competition Commission has consulted widely in the automotive industry with a view, at first, of creating a single, voluntary Automotive Code of Conduct to help open up the market, promote greater transformation and encourage increased economic participation of SMEs and black South Africans.
What this means is that there are now officially 16.3 million employed people and 6.2 million unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 64 years in South Africa.
Car owners in South Africa are often locked into using a vehicle manufacturers repair shop and parts because it is embedded in the motor and service plan.
Founded more than a decade ago, the alliance provides a European glass repair and replacement network that operates in 1,500 locations across 20 different European countries and has now founded a close cooperation with networks in Africa and North America.
“The key reason for creating our alliance over a decade ago was to provide our partners from different European countries with an international dimension whenever necessary.”
“While this year’s Easter period doesn’t coincide with government school holidays, traffic volumes on the country’s main roads are expected to pick up.”