Find your local Approved Garage Book a Service, MOT or Repair in March for a Chance to Win a £100 Love2Shop Voucher!


Graham Povey bags £100 Love2shop with Approved Garages


As you’ll probably have heard by now, if you follow Approved Garages on social media, we are running a competition each week for one motorist to win £100 for booking their car service, repair or MOT through this website.

Independent garages ride high over franchised dealers


Independent garages inspire more loyalty in customers than main dealer rivals, according to the latest Castrol Professional Car Servicing and Repair Trend Tracker.

Winner for July's first £100 Love2shop


Approved Garages are once again, thrilled to announce the winner for the first week of July’s £100 every week promotion. Peter Reilly from Glasgow has won £100 Love2Shop vouchers for simply booking his car service online at and finding a garage near him, to get his car serviced. (Really, it’s as simple as that!

10 essentials to keep in your car and why


Ever wondered what you should keep in your car at all times? Approved Garages have compiled a list of ways you can ensure you can be safely equipped with everything you may need in any given situation. Here we’re going to tell you items that would be highly useful if you kept in your car and exactly why we think so:

Auto Dealership Tips: How they’re attracting the Millennials


Industries everywhere are upping their game to attract a new type of customer: The millennial! These customers, also known as the Generation Y are the generation born between the early 80’s to the early 2000’s.

Are you a distracted driver?


Four in ten young drivers admit to having used a mobile phone while driving and 23% have had an accident or near miss in the last 12 months, a new study reveals

5 ways to maximise the value of your car before selling it


Picture this: You’ve decided to sell your cherished Audi TT for a somewhat bigger, more comfortable family car. Begrudgingly you’ve advertised it in the local paper and on a few car listing sites, but you’ve realised suddenly, every other owner of a silver 09-plated TT seems to be selling theirs too!

Approved Garage's June Promo Winner gets £500!


Matthew Newman from Skelmersdale has won £500 Love2Shop vouchers for simply booking his car service online at and finding a garage near him, to get his car serviced.

Independent aftermarket driving Britain forward - report


The British independent aftermarket is in vibrant health and is a significant contributor to the British economy, according to recent research

Cars that define a decade


Cars are a part of our everyday lives, but some have made more of an impact than others. It was tough to whittle it down to one car to define each decade, however the question is, have we got it right?

Quick steps to selecting your Approved Garage…


Firstly, pop in your postcode or town


Select a garage near your location


Speak to a trusted mechanic, send an online enquiry or book online


Then, sit back in the knowledge that your vehicle is in safe hands