We Have the Right to Repair Everything We Own

You bought it, you should own it, Period! You should have the right to use it, modify it, and repair it wherever, whenever, and however you want. We fight for your right to fix.

APMMA Members Impact and Contributions to the South African Economy

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People Employed
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Monthly Average Spend On Mechanical Parts
R700000
Monthly Rentals
R500000
Monthly Average Spend On Panel Beating Parts
R60000
Monthly Insurances
R200000
Monthly Average Spend On Paints/Accessories
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Consumer Protection

Our members operate under a Code of Practice approved by APMMA. Why Choose an APMMA Member?

  • Comply with a strict code of conduct
  • Will treat you and your vehicle with respect
  • Work to the highest standards
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Fighting For You

APMMA membership is a guarantee of high standards and quality service to customers.

We continue to challenge unfair competition, price fixing/inflation and collusion, making sure your interests are not ignored.

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Local Jobs

Create “Awareness” to consumer’s i.e. individual car owners, fleet management companies e.g Taxi and Bus Owners, Municipalities, Provinces, National Govt Etc.

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Code of Practice

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Comply with a strict Code of Conduct

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Quality of Service

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Highly professional Conduct and Workmanship

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Fair and Reasonable Pricing

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Highest focus on Consumer Satisfaction

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Consumer Dispute Resolution

What We Do

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JOB CREATION

Our vision is to be an integral part in the economic development of South Africa, contributing to employment creation and poverty eradication by facilitating the activities of the sector nationally. 

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BUILD CAPACITY

Ensure the capacity so as to function optimally and sustainably by ensuring timely access to resources like finance, information and infrastructure; establish and strengthen stakeholder’s relations through promoting integrity of the sector. 

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ADVOCACY

Create an enabling environment for the motor mechanics and panel beaters, as well as organising the sector into efficient and effective co-operatives, Lobbying for the sector is the main thrust of our organisation. 

Action

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Right the Wrong


I want to see the previously and presently disadvantaged artisans in the automotive repair sector playing a vital role in the mainstream economy of the automotive industry, in a free and fair environment.

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Right to Choose


In Nov 2014 lodged complain at Competition Commission against OEM’s for consumers to choose where to service, maintain and repair their in warranty vehicles without losing manufacturers warranty.

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Right to Repair


Final Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket published. Effective 01 Jul 2021, these Guidelines attempt to level the playing fields and encourage fair competition in the S.A Automotive Industry.

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQ)

What is APMMA?

It is a Not for Profit Organization that was conceptualised by a group of Gauteng-based entrepreneurs. It was formed in 2009 to represent and be the voice of previously and presently disadvantaged artisans in the automotive sector specifically the panel beaters, spray painters, motor mechanics and welders.

As a Consumer, how can APMMA benefit me?

Our members operate under a Code of Practice approved by APMMA. We ensure you receive the highest quality of service and that our members are skilled and qualified. Only approved parts are used in your vehicle.

As an Automotive Service Provider, how can APMMA benefit me?

It is a Not for Profit Organization that was conceptualised by a group of Gauteng-based entrepreneurs. It was formed in 2009 to represent and be the voice of previously and presently disadvantaged artisans in the automotive sector specifically the panel beaters, spray painters, motor mechanics and welders.

What is Right to Repair?

Right to Repair South Africa aims to ensure fair competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket.

  • You have the freedom to choose your service provider
  • You have the freedom to choose your service provider
  • You are entitled to use original or matching-quality spare parts
How is the Manufacturer Warranty on my vehicle protected?

APMMA Members are allowed to service cars under warranty. Car owners are empowered to choose where they service their vehicles without risk of voiding the warranty. Previously, motor manufacturers would void the warranty if a vehicle was not serviced at the dealership during the warranty period.

How do I find an APMMA Member?

You can easily find a Member in your region by accessing our Members page. Alternatively you can contact us by completing the Contact Form and we will get back to you with details of our Members in your region.

How do I become an APMMA Member?

Completing the Contact Form and we will get back to you with all the necessary details, information and guidance on our application process.

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