Specialist Motor Trade

Our Motor Trade Insurance team is one of the most experienced within the UK Insurance Market.

Whether you are a traditional service, repair and MOT garage, smart/body repairer, motor dealership or vehicle bodybuilder our motor trade team are the people to talk to.

We have a true understanding of your business needs, and the risks that your businesses face. aWe can provide an easy, straight forward Motor Trade Insurance solution to help you operate with peace of mind.




Jonathan - Vehicle Repair Centre

“Plesters were not only able to negotiate a new, more favourable insurance policy, but were also able to redesign our full policy to cover all aspects of our business. We have received a first class service from Plesters.”

We have been working in partnership with three of the largest UK Motor Trade Associations since 2014:

Our Motor Trade Policies can provide cover for a range of specific risks including:


Premises Cover including cover for Customers Vehicles & Own Vehicles


Employers Liability & Public Liability Insurance, including Defective Workmanship


Business Interruption


Road Risks Cover

Options Include:

  • Fully Comprehensive or Semi Comprehensive (Applying to Body Repairs)
  • Named Drivers or Any Driver
  • Directors Personally Owned Vehicles
  • Demonstration Cover (Accompanied or Unaccompanied)

A Low Claims Rebate


Engineering Inspection

Supporting AutoRaise to give back to the bodyshop industry

AutoRaise has evolved from a working group of like-minded vehicle repairers who saw the need to create a modern Apprenticeship Standard, to a charitable organisation with a single, focused purpose: to promote the industry as a sustainable, attractive and rewarding place to work.

AutoRaise aim to bring new blood into the industry, specifically engaging young people aged between 13 and 24, and to help employers nurture their Apprentices into qualified talent – the future owners, managers and leaders in our industry.

For a each Repairer Policy Type Transacted with Plester Group, A Voluntary donation will be made to Autoraise.

Trade Association Benefits

National Body Repairs Association launched in 2017 and brought together the national association of bodyshops and the repair members of the Vehicle Builders and Repairers Association. The NBRA is the only trade association for car body repairers in the UK.

Vehicle Builders and repairer’s association is one of the longest serving trade association for the Motor Trade Industry. Joining forces with the NBRA in 2017.

Auto Body Professionals Club, one of the largest UK Trade Associations for Motor Trade  Providing Motor Traders industry advice a news, ranging from small bodyshop, all the way through to main dealerships.

Some of the other products we can help you with:

Cyber Liability & Crime Insurance
Directors & Officers Insurance
Property Owners Insurance