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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.


S J & B Pritchard Auto Repairs in Kendal are still reaping the rewards of the AutoCare WIN A CAR competitions

04/05/2018

S J & B Pritchard Auto Repairs’ customer Kate Gilfellon won a PS4 with Fifa 18 in the 2017 Big Winter Giveaway competition; Kate kindly donated her prize to the charity St. John’s Hospice in Lancaster.


GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre

01/05/2018

GROUPAUTO are thrilled to announce that  they are now an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry)  passed an inspection and audit after passing the inspection and audit, as of the 1st April 2018 the GROUPAUTO head office in Bradford, is now officially an IMI (Institute of the Motor Industry) Approved Centre.


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

20/04/2018

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.


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