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.
A J Reynolds listed in the ‘National Top 100 Companies for Apprentices’
Andy Reynolds, started his business in 1991 as a one-man-band, aged 31. He tells us his initial plan was to just to make through the first year and survive. To his surprise, the business thrived from the very get so and he worked extremely hard to ensure it kept ticking over. Soon, workload became too much for just one technician, so he realised that he would need to hire some help.