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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.

Approved Garages offer darts’ fans a chance to win a trip to attend U.S Darts Masters in Las Vegas in 2018!


We’ve all become familiar with Betway Premier League darts thanks to Approved Garages continuous sponsorship over the past four years. And after announcement of this year’s sponsorship, Approved Garages are looking at ways to engage the Darts’ audience. As usual, the Unibet Premier League season will start early February, and there is plenty to look forward to!

Stadium Garage in Doncaster have been named Best Garage in the Trax FM Radio Awards


Stadium Garage in Doncaster have been named Best Garage in the Trax FM Radio Awards. Trax FM 107.1 & 107.9 is the local radio station for Doncaster & Bassetlaw. The Trax Awards are designed to celebrate all that’s good in Doncaster, offering local people the chance to vote for their favourite local services.

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.

Technician Karl from Bull Lane Garage in Boughton under Blean, crowned Top Technician in the UK automotive industry


Celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2017, Top Technician saw one of the closest-run finals in its history, with Karl, of AutoCare’s Bull Lane Garage in Boughton under Blean, near Faversham, taking the title, by showing superior diagnostic prowess and fault-finding skills on a range of cars. Nearly 1,000 technicians entered the competition and went through three online tests to whittle the number down.

The best scenic routes to drive through in the UK


list of 10 of the most scenic routes across the UK to encourage motorists to explore new spaces throughout 2018, reports the Express.

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