JenningsFord Direct meets criteria for Council's Safetrader scheme

Posted on 05 Mar 2006

JenningsFord Direct has further endorsed its peace of mind philosophy after signing up to South Tyneside Council’s Safetrader scheme.

The scheme ensures customers, who are dealing with motor dealers and other motor trade businesses in South Tyneside, receive a first class service and don’t get ripped off by rogue traders.

In order to join the council’s scheme, JenningsFord Direct at Newcastle Road in South Shields, had to meet certain criteria. This included an audit of the internal system, background checks with the Office of Fair Trading and the County Court, ensuring that a robust complaints procedure was in place, in addition to abiding by a code of practice.

Passing with flying colours, the branch, including sales, service and bodyshop departments, is now a fully fledged member of the Safetrader scheme.

Councillor Michael Clare, Lead Member for Neighbourhood Services, said: “The Safetrader scheme was launched with five members in March with a view to giving the residents of South Tyneside reassurance when using motor-related services.

“We are delighted that JenningsFord and other businesses have recognised the benefits of becoming members and we welcome them to the scheme. In working together with local business, we hope to eradicate rogue trading and raise standards.

“I would encourage other businesses involved in the motor trade within the Borough to follow JenningsFord’s lead and apply to join the scheme.”

David Walker, general sales manager at JenningsFord Direct in South Shields, said: “We’re delighted to have met the specified criteria, which has been set out by South Tyneside Council, and to be members of the new Safetrader scheme initiative.”

He added: “At JenningsFord Direct all of the quality used cars we supply already come with a peace of mind Ford Direct warranty, which includes 2 years’ unlimited mileage warranty, 2 years’ Ford Assistance, full RAC inspection, in addition to all of the cars being prepared to Ford’s high standards, giving additional peace of mind to motorists.”

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