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


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?

Get your car ready for Summer


There are numerous guides for preparing your car for winter – but very few people think about getting their car ready for the Summer. It’s extremely uncomfortable driving in heat, feeling sun-drenched during the summer months, and feeling your car under-perform, so why not give your car some attention to make your ride more comfortable?

Guide to buying a used car – The pros and the cons


Buying a used car is an ideal option for many because it often helps cut the cost of buying a car. In addition to this, the AA have reported that majority of new cars will lose around 40% of their value in the first year of buying the vehicle, which is why some people prefer to buy a used vehicle.

Are some garages sexist – towards men!?


AutoCare and Approved Garages promise to treat everyone fairly and equally, but not all garages have a written code of conduct

Our top 10 iconic cars from films


Movies and TV shows have heralded some of the most awe-inspiring motors, that live long in the mind of their viewers, none more so than the 10 on our list of the most iconic cars to grace our screens.

Common causes of car breakdowns and how to avoid them


Car break downs can be a pain at the best of times – so it’s always a good idea to do all that can be done to ensure it doesn’t happen to you. Plus, the last thing you want is your road trip ruined this summer because of a flat battery or a bust tyre.

3 Tips that will help avoid wearing out your clutch


Have you ever wondered whether certain driving habits can wear out certain parts of your car quicker than necessary? The answer is yes! We know that over time, car parts suffer the general wear and tear. However, changing a few driving habits may just allow some parts of your car to last longer.

Should car mechanics be licensed?


A new report by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) and Loughborough University urges the Government to introduce a ‘licence to practice’ for mechanics

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