Jennings Ford Direct meets strict Safetrader scheme criteria for fourth consecutive year

Posted on 15 Sep 2009

For the fourth consecutive year, Jennings Ford Direct in South Shields has signed up to South Tyneside Council’s Safetrader scheme.

Meeting strict criteria and consistently adhering to guidelines set out by the Council, has once again satisfied the conditions of membership for Trading Standards Officers and enabled Jennings Ford Direct to become members of the scheme for the fourth year running.

The Safetrader scheme enables customers, who are dealing with motor dealers and other motor trader businesses in South Tyneside, to receive a first class service and to ensure they don’t get conned by rogue traders.

In order to join the Council’s Safetrader scheme, specific criteria including an audit of the internal system, background checks with the Office of Fair Trading and the County Court, in addition to ensuring a robust complaints procedure is in place, has to be met.

On an annual basis, those companies who have signed up to the scheme, are visited by Trading Standards Officers who carry out a strict inspection in order to ensure correct procedures are in place.

Following this year’s inspection the sales, service and bodyshop departments at the Jennings Ford Direct dealership, have once again passed with flying colours.

Jennings Ford Direct was one of the first motor dealers in South Tyneside to become official members of the new initiative when it was launched in 2005.

David Walker, general sales manager at Jennings Ford Direct, said; “Meeting the specific criteria for the fourth consecutive year, not only further endorses our working partnership with South Tyneside Council, but it also shows our commitment to the Safetrader scheme.

The Jennings Ford Direct dealership was launched in 2003 and houses hundreds of nearly-new Ford cars, which have been delivered to South Shields, direct from the manufacturer. Customers can take advantage of competitively priced nearly-new vehicles with the added benefit of peace of mind motoring. Benefits including vehicles being prepared to Ford standards, 2-year unlimited mileage Ford Direct warranty, 2-year Ford Assistance roadside recovery, an individual inspection by the RAC, Ford insure 7-day drive away insurance cover, in addition to each vehicle being identified by a tamper-proof windscreen hologram.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford Direct, customers can call into the Newcastle Road dealership or contact 0191 4276666.

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