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You’ve taken the first step by joining
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Now take the next step and join the IMI to give yourself a professional advantage.

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is the only professional body representing individuals in the automotive industry. As an IMI member, not only will you enjoy access to the exclusive benefits that membership brings, but all eligible members are also part of the IMI Professional Register.

Exclusive membership benefits, with a combined value of £290, include:

  • Certificate and membership card
    Displaying the certificate makes a clear statement to your customers, colleagues and potential clients that you’re qualified, experienced, committed to ethical conduct, and are a professional within your field of expertise.
  • Post-nominal letters
    Display post-nominal letters after your name, on your business cards, marketing materials and website.
  • Exclusive training & development
    Developed with the motor industry in mind, our courses are delivered by specialist automotive training providers and vehicle manufacturers, including Mercedes Benz and Jaguar Land Rover. Discounted rates are available to members on the Professional Register.
  • Motor Industry Magazine
    Delivered 10 times a year to your home address, MIM allows you to stay up to speed with the latest industry news and business opportunities. (Online version for Affiliate and Overseas members).
  • Networking opportunities
    Local networking events organised by members for members.
  • Legal Link Helpline
    Claim 45 minutes of free legal advice (value £150) and a 15% discount on any further consultation with Taylor & Emmet solicitors.
  • Personal accident insurance
    Personal accident insurance for any UK citizen domiciled members up to the age of 80.
  • Halfords trade card
    Get fast track access and discounts on thousands of parts. (Conditions apply).
  • SP Diagnostics
    10-20% discount on selected products (value £25-£150).
  • AA Breakdown Cover
    Save up to 30% on enrolment and 10% on annual renewal.

The need for competent individuals who work in an ethical way has never been more important to the success of our industry.

Discover more with IMI membership. For more information, call us on 01992 511521 or email

Quote JGA2013 when applying to waive the £25 application fee.