The law has changed regarding the way cars may be serviced and repaired and gives motorists a lot more freedom in their decision as to who should look after their cars. Before it was very difficult to have cars, which were still covered by the manufacturer's warranty, serviced anywhere except a franchised dealer.
Now motorists can use any garage of their choice to service their cars without invalidating the manufacturer's warranty, subject to.
Therefore motorists and garages are no longer forced to use parts supplied from the vehicle assembler in order to maintain the new vehicle warranty. There is a new definition of 'original spare parts' and 'matching quality parts' that is based on the quality of the component and these parts may be used when servicing vehicles and purchased through the independent aftermarket