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Thinking of becoming a Scottish Motor Trade Association Member?

How much could your business gain? SMTA Trading Partners Ltd, our Buying Group, is available only to members. It provides reduced pricing on a number of motor trade products. SMTA membership could provide significant savings for your business. Click the icons on the right to find out what the SMTA can do for you!

Like having your own design and marketing department!

This exciting new product is a joint venture between the SMTA and our marketing partners Lateral Line who are based in Glasgow, the product consists of a secure portal which allows our membership access to a full range of marketing support materials that they can construct on line and on completion be presented with a full fixed price purchase option with delivery timings etc. included and transparent.

The programme has been developed to offer options that mirror the promotional cycles of the SMTA and will give genuine dealer standard communication options to the independent sector, there is no cost to using this service other than the fees associated with any order you place. It’s like having your own design and marketing department!

Our team of specialists are ready to help

Our MOT Quality Management Services team are specialists in the delivery of third-party MOT compliance checks of Vehicle Testing Stations and in the assessment of MOT Testing Standards. By carrying out comprehensive Quality Management assessments we can identify potential problems before they are found by the DVSA and can advise on the necessary action required to both maintain and exceed Quality Management standards set by the DVSA, thereby safeguarding the future of your business.

In partnership with the IMI, we provide an online solution to the Annual Training and Assessment requirements for MOT Testers. This virtual facility offers an easy to use and flexible option for Testers, allowing both the Annual Training and Assessment to be completed when and where it suits and fits in with your or your business needs.

Our unique QMS support package also offers exclusive access to MOT Max, our web-based Management Tool for Vehicle Testing Station operators and their Testers. MOT Max provides a means of electronically recording and retrieving details of Equipment Calibrations, in-house Periodic Inspections, Tester Quality Checks and SMTA QMS Assessment Reports. Testers and managers can also use MOT Max to record and maintain details of Annual Training activities in a way that fully satifies DVSA record keeping requirements.

Expert assistance guidance and support for all warranty requirements

Operating out of the SMTA offices in South Queensferry, Scotsure provides a full warranty administration and claims handling service to over 9,500 vehicle owners per annum.

The experienced team at Scotsure are dedicated to working with our dealer partners to provide expert assistance guidance and support for all warranty requirements. We provide a full suite of promotional branded sales support and marketing material to ensure that our dealers can offer their clients clear and concise advice and guidance regarding the Scotsure warranty product.

Our warranties are the vital back up that can quickly get your customers back on the road and claims are dealt with quickly, efficiently and perhaps most importantly of all, fairly. In addition we have a number of bolt on products that can assist the dealer to maximise their sales opportunity whilst offering genuine value for money options to their customer.

The SMTA offer an affiliated service for training of apprentices.

As one of Scotland’s largest Modern Apprentice brokers, the SMTA currently manages over 300 automotive trainees, all of whom are in full time employment. We provide a true “one stop shop” service offering support and guidance in the recruitment process and advice on the best delivery option for training as well as final certification validated as an SMTA apprentice on completion of training.

Skills Solutions can deliver Modern Apprenticeships across the full spectrum of the automotive industry. Offering light and heavy vehicle technician, body and paint technician as well as parts apprenticeships, we have vast experience within the administration and sales functions of a modern business. We are also brokers for the Institute of the Motor Industry, GTG and Robert Bosche and accordingly are able to offer discounted access for our members to the training products and certifications on offer by these well respected organisations.

Get a great deal by choosing Trading Partners

Trading Partners is a free to join service for our membership providing access to products and services at a reduced cost as a result of the buying power of the group approach. Our current portfolio of offers include deals on tyres, paint protection, vehicle tracking, technical training, after market additives and membership of the IMI and their virtual learning environment.

We have over 300 members using this service who take full advantage of the buying terms negotiated on their behalf by us. We operate a team of Territory Account Managers based in Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow and they are ideally placed to be able to respond quickly to our members’ needs. We believe that we need to be in contact with our members on an on-going basis to properly serve their needs and understand the ever-changing nature of our industry.

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