The National Tyre Distributors Association – NTDA
With over 2,500 independent tyre centres and 300 leading companies in membership, the National Tyre Distributors Association (NTDA) provides professional representation for the UK’s independent tyre distribution and fast fit specialists with nearly 1000 centres offering MOT service.
Established since 1930
The NTDA was established in 1930, making it one of the automotive industry’s most senior groups. This status is acknowledged by all major tyre industry and motor trade organisations, Government departments, road safety and consumer interest associations, and the media.
The MOT Club
The MOT ClubThe MOT Club prides itself on adjusting to market change. Originally set up in 2001 for the independent sector of the motor trade, it now provides specialised services to franchise dealer groups and national fast-fit organisations. By focusing on the needs of each area, packages were created to assist members to comply with VOSA standards.
The Retail Motor Industry FederationThe Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) is the largest and most influential trade association in the sector. We are involved in all MOT liaison and working groups with the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) and The Department for Transport (DfT) for the benefit of our members. We also provide the RMIF MOT QC Scheme, which helps protect your MOT authority status through advice and regular inspections.
The Scottish Motor Trade Association
The Scottish Motor Trade Association (SMTA) was founded in 1903 to encourage, promote and protect members of the motor trade in Scotland. Over 100 years on, that remains the key objective for Scotland’s leading motor trade body.
The SMTA is member led, member driven and member focused, representing businesses in all sectors of the motor industry, from the smallest independent repairer to the largest dealer groups.
The demands and needs of the motor trade have changed over time. The days of paying annually for the ‘privilege’ of simply being associated with a trade body are long gone and members rightly expect more of their trade association. So SMTA members enjoy access to a wide range of benefits and services, on issues such as health and safety, consumer law and employment legislation etc.
Testing Station members benefit from a comprehensive MOT support service, including representation and assistance for those subject to VOSA’s disciplinary action. This could be as a result of re-inspection of a recently Tested vehicle, a mystery shopper exercise or an inverted appeal inspection. Our success rate is high, but we firmly believe that effective VTS management and preventing a problem from occurring in the first place is the better option. We assist members in this through our MOT Quality Control programme; which offers an expect assessment of a member’s MOT activities, including observation of Testing practices. Our feedback not only identifies potential problem areas but also recommends solutions for any shortcomings.
For those who are also interested in the financial benefits that trade association membership can offer, they will find that SMTA members are again, well catered for. Every member can take advantage of the ‘core’ money saving opportunities such as preferential rates for motor trade insurance, credit & debit card services and waste management etc. whilst for those who join our subsidiary buying group SMTA (Trading Partners) Ltd, the profit potential and money saving opportunities are even greater, with many products, including tyres, lubricants, stationery, valeting materials and consumables all being available at bulk buying/wholesale rates. In short, we believe that members should be able to save considerably more than the cost of membership by taking advantage of the many savings that are available.
Interested? Then contact
Manager of the Independent Division/MOT Services: David Innes
Contact Details: Tel: 0131 331 5510 Fax: 0131 331 4296