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Approved Garages News

Introducing Axle – the Approved Garages Robot Mechanic Mascot

24/01/2017

Born in 2017, Axle is destined for great things. We created this mascot, to not only support our messages via darts sponsorship, but we hope he will also provide a personality for our brand. We called on the public to help us name him in our Twitter Poll. The over-whelming favourite turned out to be ‘Axle’!


Taking care of your car in frosty weather

23/01/2017

January is traditionally one of the worst months for vehicle breakdowns. This isn't exactly the news you want after a very merry Christmas - come January, some of us are already feeling blue. Regardless of whether the winter is cold and icy or mild and moist; our cars still need a little extra TLC to keep them running smoothly.


Approved Garages to sponsor 2017 Betway Premier League Darts

04/01/2017

Approved Garages will once again become an Official Partner of the Betway Premier League Darts in 2017. After a massively successful sponsorship of the world’s biggest darts league over the past two years, we’ve decided to support the Premier League throughout its new season, which runs from February 2nd to May 18th 2017.


“It’s the best Christmas present we could have ever wished for!”

23/12/2016

Customers from AutoCare network member Middlebrook Garage in Nottingham, Gary Black and his wife Linda can’t believe they won the top prize in AutoCare’s biggest ever giveaway. They will be driving around in style this Christmas in their brand new Peugeot 2008 courtesy of AutoCare.


Your car’s winter survival kit

23/11/2016

It’s that time of the year again! Winter. The time where we’re pulling on thick woolly jumpers and wrapping ourselves with scarves, hats and gloves. But, have you spared a thought or two for what this time of the year means for your beloved car though?


AutoCare garage technicians’ success with the new MOT training

21/11/2016

There has been an announcement by the DVSA that MOT training assessments and training will be required annually in April 2016, for 58,000 MOT testers.


Potential charges for diesel vehicles due to UK’s loss of air pollution case

18/11/2016

On 2nd November, the government lost the air pollution case at high court against legal NGO ClientEarth who brought the case up, and now must devise a way to cut toxic air in the UK as quickly as possible, because the court ruled that the current standard is so poor that it is illegal.


Christmas Holiday Movie List 2016

10/11/2016

That time of the year is approaching where you’ll want to cosy up on the sofa or go to the cinema with friends and family to tune into one of those magical movies that make Christmas so memorable. Whether you want to stay at home in front of your fire, or fancy wrapping up in your hat and gloves to go out to watch the newest blockbuster, here’s the must-see list for this festive season.


UK VED car tax changes for 2017

04/11/2016

The official name is ‘Vehicle Excise Duty’, or more commonly referred to as VED – the name ‘road tax’ comes from the days when this fund would be reserved purely for repairing and maintaining the roads that we drive on.


Car parking accidents are at a high

24/10/2016

Research by Accident Exchange has previously found that UK drivers cause nearly three quarters of a billion pounds of damage yearly from parking their cars. This means there are 500,000 car parking accidents each year, or an astonishing 1,373 collisions in the car park daily.


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