TootCompare rebrands as RAC

Comparison site announces partnership with motoring association

Published:  01 December, 2014

The TootCompare website has rebranded as RAC Garage Compare in a new link up with the motoring association.

Developed in association with The Motorist's Organisation, garages can sign up to the website for free, and are in control of their pricing and availability with no outside influence. Instead, workshops pay a small commission fee for each job that is completed, meaning the website offers a 'no work no fee' approach to the comparison market.

The new website will offer car owners the opportunity to source and book vehicle servicing and MOTs online at participating garages. Douglas Rotberg, CEO of The Motorists Organisation, the owner of the TootCompare service said: "We believe this move will prove to be a turning point for service, repair and MOT comparison websites in the UK motor industry thanks to the strength of our underlying technology and the high level of credibility of the RAC brand." "We are contacting more than 10,000 garages to invite them to join RAC Garage Compare. We believe that we can provide them with access to significantly many more new customers and drive up workshop utilisation."

Phil Ryan, RAC's technical director, adds: "The launch of RAC Garage Compare will allow our eight million members and any other motorists to benefit from increased transparency in the MOT and servicing market place. "We have chosen to work with The Motorists Organisation because we were impressed with their existing TootCompare comparison technology and their commitment to absolute transparency for customers when it comes to pricing and service standards."

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