AutoCare’s first six garages to complete IMI EV/PHEV Level 3
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.
GROUPAUTO Head Office in Bradford is now an IMI Approved Centre
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
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Annual AutoCare Giveaway is coming soon with huge prizes
The AUTOCARE CAR GIVEAWAY is back, bigger and better for 2018. WIN A CAR GIVEAWAY will be running from 1st May - 8th July 2018, hosted by Auto Care Garages.
You can book your car in for its MOT, Service or Repair at any of the vetted and reputable garages that are on the AutoCare network. There are more than 650 garages in total on our network.
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.