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How to keep your pets SAFE in your motor vehicle

15/05/2018

Many of us, if not all, use our cars on a daily basis. We use them for our daily commute to work, do the school run in them, we run household errands in them, go shopping in them and even take the family out on a weekend in them.And for many pet lovers, our pets are family, and so we often hit the road with our canine companion and feline friend in the car. Here are some safe and hassle-free ways to keep your pet safe whilst in the car with you:


AutoCare’s first six garages to complete IMI EV/PHEV Level 3

04/05/2018

Congratulations to Edward Davies from Euro Car Services in Hereford, Rodney Mills from C & P Brookes in Kington, Stewart Moss from Ledbury Exhaust & MOT Test Centre in Ledbury, Carl Thursfield from Foley Auto Services in Hereford, Tom Creemer from Eardisley Auto Services Ltd in Hereford and Karl White from GKC Motors in Ross-on-Wye, who completed the IMI EV Level 3 on Thursday 19th April 2018, and are amongst the first technicians in the UK to be qualified to repair electric and plug in hybrid vehicles.


S J & B Pritchard Auto Repairs in Kendal are still reaping the rewards of the AutoCare WIN A CAR competitions

04/05/2018

S J & B Pritchard Auto Repairs’ customer Kate Gilfellon won a PS4 with Fifa 18 in the 2017 Big Winter Giveaway competition; Kate kindly donated her prize to the charity St. John’s Hospice in Lancaster.


GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre

01/05/2018

GROUPAUTO are thrilled to announce that  they are now an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry)  passed an inspection and audit after passing the inspection and audit, as of the 1st April 2018 the GROUPAUTO head office in Bradford, is now officially an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre.


It's Finally Sunny - Get your car ready for Summer

20/04/2018

Here you will find some cool ways to keep your car in tip top shape during the Summer. Share this infographic on your own website or blog using the code below the graphic. Be sure to credit back to Approved Garages.


Most haunted roads in the UK - Would you dare take a road trip down these paranormal roads?

13/04/2018

Approved Garages’ has rounded up some of the most compellingly chilling roads across the UK for paranormal and strange happenings, so whether you’re a keen ghost buster or prefer some authentic chills this Friday 13th you can check out these haunted hotspots and motorways across the UK.


Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes

04/04/2018

The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better for 2018. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018, hosted by Auto Care Garages. You can book your car in for its MOT, Service or Repair at any of the vetted and reputable garages that are on the AutoCare network. There are more than 650 garages in total on our network.


New UK car registrations down 2.8% in February 2018 from 2017

26/03/2018

New UK new car registrations were down 2.8% in February from a year earlier, due to another decrease in the sale of diesel vehicles. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the industry's trade body, said sales totalled 80,805 in February.


AAK Auto Services wins Independent Garage of the Year Award in the 2018 CAT Awards

16/03/2018

AutoCare’s AAK Auto Services in Whitstable, Kent scooped the ‘Independent Garage of the Year’ award at the 2018 CAT Awards ceremony held at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester. General Manager, Anthony Jhally, spoke to CAT Magazine after winning the award: “We are shocked and over the moon to receive this award. We are confident in our skills and have strived to be the best independent garage in the country.”


The most popular car colour for new car buyers last year was Black

07/03/2018

Research by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, more than 500,000 black cars were sold in 2017. (20.3% of new black car sales) In 2016, the most popular car colour was white cars, but this colour has gone down to third place with 19% of sales, with grey in second.


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