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F.R.L Auto Services’ technician reaches Top Technician 2017 final

28/06/2017

Kevin Toms from AutoCare garage, F.R.L Auto Services in Dartmouth has reached the final stage of the Top Technician 2017 competition. Thousands of technicians from across the country entered the online competition and have been whittled down to five finalists who will compete for the Top Technician status in the final at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Southam, Warwickshire on 13th July.


Dart Vader wins prizes in our Nickname competition

28/06/2017

The Premier League Darts sponsorship 2017 by Approved Garages came to an end in May, and we’ve had some excellent results with the campaigns that were initiated on the back of this partnership. One particularly interesting campaign we launched this year was the ‘Garage Nickname’ competition.


Research reveals British drivers prefer buying automatic over manual

12/06/2017

UK sales of new cars with an automatic transmission has increased by 55% in the last four years and request for automatic gearboxes is rising 300% quicker than the total market growth.


British new car registrations fell 8.5% in May 2017

08/06/2017

Car sales dropped to 186,265 vehicles in May, with a 14% fall in demand to consumers and a 5.3% drop in fleet business registrations, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).


8 things you didn't know about motorway service stations

05/06/2017

If you’re driving any distance this summer you may well find yourself enjoying an expensive half hour or so in one of the UK’s network of motorway service stations, drinking coffee and buying petrol that – by simple virtue of their proximity to a major trunk route – cost more than gold.


Eight reasons to choose Approved Garages

18/04/2017

You really can trust your vehicle to one of our 500 plus garage members across the UK. Here’s why:


Download your free Grand National sweepstake kit here

07/04/2017

Take part in the Approved Garages Grand National sweepstake We've designed a sweepstake printable and easy to use Grand National Sweepstake for you to have fun with friends, family and colleagues. Simply download and follow these instructions:


What does the power steering warning light mean?

01/04/2017

The power steering warning light is an indication that there is a fault with the power steering system, which will then most likely be disabled until you get it fixed. Not many people take the time to go through their car manufacturer’s guide or manual and familiarise themselves with what the various lights on their dashboard mean. So, when the power steering warning light comes up, they are not sure what it means.


M.H. Vehicle Services continue to expand premises

29/03/2017

M.H Garage is a family run business - Since striking out on their own and setting up in business for themselves, Matt and Gill Hanson’s garage has gone from strength to strength. Starting out with a single ramp workshop in 2010 they moved into a 5000 sq ft unit with 4 ramps and an MOT bay in 2012.


Avoid MOT fails with straightforward upkeep

29/03/2017

Government figures show approximately 50% of all faults found on MOTs may well be evaded by running simple car maintenance checks.


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