17th Street Automotive are proud members of Motorist Assurance Program, MAP Better Business Bureau BBB, and Virginia Automotive Association VAA

17th street automotive we understand that trust and integrity is essential in being in this industry.  Therefore, we have been a member of MAP - Motorist Assurance Program since the beginning of our Better Business Bureau to be up to date on our customer retention relationship program.

The Motorist Assurance Program (MAP) is designed to promote trust and communication between automotive repair shops and their customers. By becoming a member of MAP, automotive repair shops agree to adhere to specific standards of service and conduct, which benefits both the shops and their customers in several ways:

Enhanced Credibility: Membership signals to customers that the shop is committed to maintaining high standards of quality and ethics. This can enhance the shop's reputation and make it more attractive to potential customers.

Standardized Service Procedures: MAP provides standardized service procedures and guidelines for vehicle inspections and repairs. This helps ensure that all services are performed to a high standard, improving customer satisfaction.

Improved Customer Communication: MAP emphasizes clear and honest communication between repair shops and their customers. This includes providing detailed explanations of necessary repairs, discussing alternative solutions, and being upfront about pricing. This open communication can help build trust and loyalty among customers.

Access to Training and Resources: MAP members have access to training programs and educational resources that can help improve the skills of their technicians and staff. This can lead to better service quality and more efficient operations.

Marketing Benefits: Membership can be a marketing asset, allowing shops to differentiate themselves from competitors that are not MAP members. It can be used in advertising and promotional materials to highlight the shop's commitment to quality and customer satisfaction.

Consumer Confidence: For consumers, choosing a MAP-certified shop provides a level of assurance regarding the quality and reliability of the services they will receive. This can be particularly comforting for those who have limited automotive knowledge.

Dispute Resolution: MAP provides a mechanism for resolving disputes between member shops and their customers, offering a way to address complaints and concerns fairly and efficiently.

In summary, being a member of the Motorist Assurance Program helps automotive repair shops build trust with their customers, ensure service quality, improve their operational standards, and gain a competitive advantage in the market.