Find your local Approved Garage Book a Service, MOT or Repair in April for a Chance to Win a £50 Love2Shop Voucher!


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


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?


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


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


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


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


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.

Learner drivers will be allowed on motorways from 4 June 2018


There is soon to be a law change whereby, learner drivers will be allowed to drive on motorways with an approved driving instructor in a dual-control car, in England, Scotland and Wales. From Monday 4 June 2018, this law will come into effect, hoping to improve road safety for all.

Find Axle Video - Approved Garages Media Day Activity


Approved Garages, sponsors of the 2018 Unibet Premier League Darts were given the opportunity to attend their launch media day to meet and interact with the 10 professional darts players. The media day took place the day before the first round of the Premier League in Dublin and we went well-prepared with a full film crew and interactive game, devised by Approved Garages, for the darts players to participate in.

Bishop Auckland Tyres N Tests star in Channel 5 Documentary


Bishop Auckland Tyres N Tests in County Durham featured on More Kids Than Cash, a documentary that follows families with multiple children living life on a budget. Having a large family and her own business, a safe working vehicle was imperative to family life. The garage helped the single mum of 7 get her 8-seater car through its MOT without breaking the bank.

Approved Garages offer darts’ fans a chance to win a trip to attend U.S Darts Masters in Las Vegas in 2018!


We’ve all become familiar with Betway Premier League darts thanks to Approved Garages continuous sponsorship over the past four years. And after announcement of this year’s sponsorship, Approved Garages are looking at ways to engage the Darts’ audience. As usual, the Unibet Premier League season will start early February, and there is plenty to look forward to!

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