Servicing ties removed from new car warranties
OFT action gets greater choice for consumers over new car servicing
85/04 14 May 2004
All major makes of new car in the UK will in the future be sold without servicing ties as part of their warranties, following action by the OFT.
'The car industry's response to the OFT's recommendations to remove servicing restrictions is good news. Consumers should now benefit from increased choice and competition between franchised and independent garages.'
Extract below from the OFT's report: