Approved Garages is a network of independent garages built on trust from the outset. We have carefully selected and vetted each garage to give you, the motorist, confidence when maintaining your vehicle.
The website allows you to find and book your vehicle in for a repair, service or MOT with a trusted garage based in your locality and you can base your decision on customer reviews and cost as well.
Each Approved Garage use genuine car parts of original equipment (O.E.) standard, which means your warranty is protected thanks to a useful piece of legislation known as Block Exemption which works in your favour and protects your rights when you use an independent garage.
The Approved Garages Network has been developed by GROUPAUTO a leading part distributor with over 6000 locations worldwide. Approved Garages is also supported by well-respected parts suppliers providing garages with Tier 1 vehicle parts and consumables, ensuring the motorist receives unquestionable quality.
Within the Approved Garages network we have a premium garage brand called AutoCare which are distinctively branded and are part of the EuroGarage network – look out for the AutoCare logo when booking your vehicle online.
Independently Approved by Motor Codes and RAC inspected
All Approved Garages are required to be Motor Codes certified which means they are approved by the Trading Standards Institute Approved Code, and are committed to an open transparent and fair way of doing business.
All garages that subscribe to the Service and Repair Code have committed to:
• Honest and fair services
• Open and transparent pricing
• Completing work as agreed
• Invoices that match quoted prices
• Competent and conscientious staff
• A straightforward, swift complaints procedure
Every Approved Garage is inspected by RAC as part of the Motor Codes sign-up process. The RAC will check a number of areas of the garage to ensure they meet certain standards.
Who is Motor Codes?
Motor Codes was set up by the motor industry to act as the self-regulatory body for the automotive sector and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
The Service and Repair Code was developed as a means of recognising quality within the industry and promoting peace of mind for motorists. It helps motorists identify responsible garages, offers a structured advice and complaints procedure and promotes good customer service.
Millions of motorists benefit from its protection and standards, in addition to the free advice line and dispute resolution service.
Motor Codes now has full approval of the Trading Standards Institute (TSI) Approved Code, for its Service and Repair Code, meaning that subscribing garages can display the TSI logo alongside the Motor Codes tick, to further reassure motorists.
Every garage has an RAC inspection carried out when they join Motor Codes and this inspection is repeated every 2 years.
Motor Codes offer a free advice line 0800 692 0825 for expert advice and guidance on your motoring issues.
Motor Codes also offers dispute resolution through a free conciliation service where a breach of the Code has occurred.If you have a query about Motorcodes you can contact email@example.com.