About Elm Autos

All garage services under one roof. You will never need to take your car anywhere else.

We offer vehicle collection and drop off within a 5 mile radius.

The quality of our garage services are personal and friendly, where customer satisfaction is our main priority.

We can also service cars that are still under main dealer warranty, following their service schedule and using genuine parts.

Many people think that servicing and repairs are required to be undertaking at the main dealer so as not to risk the vehicle’s warranty.

This is no longer the case due to a law called block exemption.

What is Block Exemption?

The EC Block Exemption Regulation 1400/2002 (October 2003) allows motorists more flexibility in selecting where they can get their car serviced.

Thanks to this legislation, maintenance and service work does not have to be done by the main dealer as long as the garage uses Original Equipment ‘Matching Quality’ parts, and are recorded as such, and the garage follow the manufacturer’s service schedules.

The Block Exemption Regulation (BER) covers service and maintenance during the warranty period and prohibits vehicle manufacturers’ warranties from including conditions that require:

  • All normal maintenance be provided within the vehicle manufacturer’s network
  • All parts used must be the manufacturer’s original spare parts

So what does this mean to the motorist?

BER safeguards free competition in aftermarket parts, repairs and services and will benefit motorists by reducing the cost of servicing through better labour rates and competitively priced parts.

With our network of over 1,300 independent garages and quality OE Matching Quality parts through our partner, Blackcircles.com Servicing provides a low cost servicing solution with savings of up to 60% on the main dealers.

Not sure, or have some questions?  Give us a call – we would be happy to discuss it with you.