The SIMI (The Society of the Irish Motor Industry) Autosure Professional Register has been developed to promote driver awareness as to the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and to highlight the benefits and peace of mind that comes from servicing your vehicle with an SIMI member garage.
These guidelines aim to promote awareness of the necessity to service your car. Your car is an asset. Servicing your car on a regular basis, can not only save you money by preventing the need for major repairs but when you do go to sell or trade in your car, its value will have been maintained. A regular maintenance routine will go a long way towards extending the life of your car and assure your vehicle’s roadworthiness for years to come.
SIMI APR has been developed to highlight the importance of regular vehicle maintenance and to promote the benefits and peace of mind that comes from servicing your vehicle with an SIMI member garage.
These benefits include:
It takes an apprentice approx. 4 years to become a qualified mechanic. This would be subject to the apprentice successfully completing all 7 phases of their apprenticeship. A FETAC Level 6 Advanced Certificate is awarded on successful completion of an apprenticeship.
It is also worth noting that Ireland has participated in the World Skills Competition which takes place every 2 years. In recent years, Ireland has won 3 gold medals, 1 bronze medal and 1 medal of excellence in the Automobile Technology Section.
Participating garages will commit to the following: