Petrol and diesel to be banned?
The government has stated that it will end the sale of all new conventional petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040...
Environment Secretary, Michael Gove said the move is part of a plan to replace the traditional combustion engine in cars and vans with cleaner electric or hybrid alternatives.
John McDougall from Maidstone scoops grand Las Vegas prize
Approved Garages are thrilled to announce the winner of the amazing Las Vegas competition we hosted between February and May - giving darts fans, a chance to win 2 tickets to Las Vegas, hotel accomodation for 5 nights and a PDC darts' pass. We planned this as part of our activation as official partners of the Betway Premier League Darts 2017.
AutoCare garage mechanic named Wales’ most photogenic car repairer
A MECHANIC from an AutoCare garage, Garej Wyn in Crymych, has been awarded the title of Wales’ most photogenic car repairer, and won £3,000 and a modelling contract. Ffasiwn Mecanic featured a national search to find a mechanic who had the potential to renovate the image of the car maintenance industry in Wales.
F.R.L Auto Services’ technician reaches Top Technician 2017 final
Kevin Toms from AutoCare garage, F.R.L Auto Services in Dartmouth has reached the final stage of the Top Technician 2017 competition. Thousands of technicians from across the country entered the online competition and have been whittled down to five finalists who will compete for the Top Technician status in the final at the RMI Academy of Automotive Skills in Southam, Warwickshire on 13th July.
Dart Vader wins prizes in our Nickname competition
The Premier League Darts sponsorship 2017 by Approved Garages came to an end in May, and we’ve had some excellent results with the campaigns that were initiated on the back of this partnership.
One particularly interesting campaign we launched this year was the ‘Garage Nickname’ competition.
British new car registrations fell 8.5% in May 2017
Car sales dropped to 186,265 vehicles in May, with a 14% fall in demand to consumers and a 5.3% drop in fleet business registrations, according to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
8 things you didn't know about motorway service stations
If you’re driving any distance this summer you may well find yourself enjoying an expensive half hour or so in one of the UK’s network of motorway service stations, drinking coffee and buying petrol that – by simple virtue of their proximity to a major trunk route – cost more than gold.