Johannesburg - The Retail Motor Industry Organisation has issued a warning to motorists not to be duped by repairers claiming to be RMI members, when in fact they are not.
RMI head Jakkie Olivier says the RMI is aware of several cases over the past 12 months where repairers have displayed RMI logos and insignia in their workshops, claiming to be members, to attract business.
To provide the consumer with motoring peace of mind, the RMI and its constituent associations have developed minimum industry standards that apply to facilities, tools, equipment and human resources. These are periodically audited and enforced.
“Once a business is accredited, it can display the insignia or logos of the RMI and the relevant association," Olivier explained. "When a business stops being a member in good standing, such as when it cancels its membership, or fails to meet the minimum requirements for accreditation, it is no longer permitted to display such insignia and logos.
"The RMI takes great care to ensure that members who proclaim to be accredited members, meet the minimum industry requirements as this protects the consumer.”