Assist247: The Approved Car and Home Services Matrix

Assist247 hereby guarantees that all Service Providers listed on our car and home services matrix who have been awarded the Assist247 Seal of Approval have been independently evaluated using a specially developed Approval Programme.

Points are awarded to Service Providers that:

  • Have been in business for a number of years and have built up a reputation for reliability and service excellence.
  • Are members of a recognised trade association(s) and/or have been approved by various Assistance Companies.
  • Commit to response times that are better than acceptable given the specific conditions.
  • Charge rates that are in line with the rest of the industry considering their location and circumstances.
  • Operate a 24-hour service (towing contractors, plumbers, electricians etc).
  • Have sufficient communication (cellphone/radio) with their operators at all times.
  • Ensure their operators receive first aid training (towing contractors).
  • Are comprehensively insured, including Professional Indemnity insurance.
  • Operate vehicles that are less than five years old, and if not carry a full service history (towing contractors).
  • Provide a general automotive supply service, including access to qualified mechanics, auto electricians and locksmiths, and who are able to provide Minor Roadside Assistance to motorists such as jumpstarts, tyre changes and emergency fuel supply (towing contractors).

It is important to note that:

Service Providers are evaluated according to information supplied that in certain cases includes a visit to their premises; however it is impossible to ensure that the information is always accurate or remains exact.

In this regard we rely heavily on customers to report any discrepancies.

During the last five years we have had very few cases of (alleged) negligence by one of our Approved Service Providers. If the probability of negligence is confirmed, the service provider will be removed from Assist247 immediately.

The Assist247 Seal of Approval cannot be purchased or paid for in any way, and is based solely on the results achieved from the evaluation.

Assist247’s undertaking:

We will back the Assist247 Seal of Approval by:

Investigating fully any complaint of bad service, and reporting the findings to the complainant.

Immediately suspending the approval status of an Approved Service Provider should negligence be alleged, and revoking the approval status should such negligence be confirmed.

Our automotive and home services matrix has over 50 000 listings of general and specialised car, home and other suppliers and services.