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Tailgating caused one in eight of all road casualties

20/09/2018

One in eight of all road casualties are caused by people driving too close to the vehicle in front, new figures from Highways England show. More than 100 people are killed or seriously hurt every year in car accidents/crashes caused by driving too closely to other vehicles.


What to do if your engine is overheating?

05/09/2018

You may have just discovered that your engine is overheating. Maybe you're looking for ways to prevent an engine overheating? Did you know that a car’s Engine get so hot under normal driving conditions that there is a complete system devoted to cooling it down? That’s because an engine overheating will cause problems and even can eventually lead to engine failure.


Thinking of selling your car? Here’s How to get your car ready to sell

31/08/2018

Although it’s not the first thought you have when selling your car, fixing it up before selling it is worth some consideration. To find out how to bring home the bacon when you sell your old ride, Approved Garages looks at various ways to increase the value of your car.


Simple Fixes - Reasons for failing your MOT test

23/08/2018

Some of us get a little worried during the MOT test because we often ignore aspects of our car, that were not present before. When was the last time you had that squeaky screen wiper checked? Or when was the last time you cleaned your car?


Who can service a brand-new car?

14/08/2018

Have you purchased a new car from a franchise dealer in the past three years? Were you told that service and repair work can only be carried out at your main dealer, or that your warranty would be void? Approved Garages sets the record straight.


Are cars over 100k miles worth buying?

07/06/2018

While shopping for used cars, you’re sure to see low-mileage vehicles favoured in advertisements, as if high-mileage vehicles aren’t worth consideration. Online and around town, buyers tend to shy away from high-mileage vehicles on the grounds of their mileage alone.


The 2018 National Automechanika Best Community Initiative Garage of the Year goes to..

07/06/2018

Huge congratulations on behalf of The AutoCare Garage Network to: (Click to find out)


Approved Garages picked a winner for the trip of a lifetime | LAS VEGAS Winner

05/06/2018

The Unibet Premier League Darts has seen 10 top darts players travel to 16 venues across the UK and Europe, and we now have a winner, Michael van Gerwen, otherwise known to darts fans as “Mighty Mike”.


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.


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