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


When is my MOT check due?


Baffled over the MOT check? We’ll get you up to speed on the nitty gritty details of what it is, where to get tested and how much you should pay for your MOT check.

Richard Beck is our winner of the week for £100


"I used approved to search for an approved garage in my local area. The website was easy to use and extremely helpful. Eastern Car & Commercials garage was extremely helpful also had the highest 5 star rating and provided a professional, friendly service for my cars MOT.

How reliable is your car?


Every year the JD Power Vehicle Dependability Survey names the most reliable car brands in the UK, based on issues reported by original owners of three-year-old vehicles

Supporting A Moment for Miriam: Sentencing of drink drivers that kill


Here is a powerful message from dad Richard Briddon and Family, whose daughter was killed by a drink driver. Please sign!

AutoCare Garage, David Bray Motor Engineers leads on Hybrid


AutoCare and Approved Garage, David Bray Motor Engineers, have fitted Henley’s first free electric car charge point at their business premises at Empstead Works, off Greys Road.

Salma's faith in garages is restored


Our winner this week is Salma Miah from Milton Keynes, who took her car to Quality Car Services near his area for his car service. Our winner this week is Salma Miah from Milton Keynes, who took her car to Quality Car Services near his area for his car service. She said: “I’m delighted with the win. I didn’t trust garages, and went to approved garages website to find a reliable one. The garage I found haven’t let me down and I will use them again. Really happy with the service and works provided by Quality Car Services, all courtesy of Approved Garages” She has won £100 in Love2Shop vouchers for simply booking his car service online at and finding a garage near him, to get his car serviced.

Should the first MOT check requirement be extended to four years?


A Government consultation on extending the time before new cars need a first MOT from three to four years may happen this summer, industry sources have learnt.

Automotive technology to know about before the release of the 66 plate this September


2016 has given us a wonderful array of new gadget and technology. We’ve seen a rapid advancement over the years, from wearable tech, wireless, NFC, waterproof devices, apps, drones, camera zoom technology and more. Every new year brings with it fresh rumours of Apple products, Samsung software updates, the latest app crazes and the newest Sony camera phone quirks.

We’re still giving away £100 every week!

07/09/2016 is a user-friendly website, which allows motorists to input their post code or location in order to find a garage nearest to them. The list of garages that appears on the user’s screen are fully vetted, use original car parts and follow a strict code of conduct to ensure the motorist is happy.

Garage network sponsor to help drive sport forward


Trusted national garage network Approved Garages is proud to announce the sponsorship agreement of the NERF Junior Premier League: an opportunity to help young footballers through their Regional Talent Centres and Central Venue Fixture programmes.

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