Motorists pick UK’s top 100 garages

Motorists pick UK’s top 100 garages

Motor Codes Garage of the Year bannerMotor Codes, the provider of OFT-approved codes of practice for car service and repair and new car sales, has revealed the nation’s 100 most trusted garages, following six weeks of voting by thousands of motorists.

Championing the UK’s best businesses and helping motorists find the most reliable garages, Motor Codes has let the public do the talking, inviting satisfied customers to nominate their local garage through its annual Garage of the Year contest, brought to you by Havoline.

Thousands have voted in the campaign to highlight those car service centres that provide dependable service and the shortlists can be found online at www.garageoftheyear.co.uk, where customers of the top 100 can continue voting to help select the regional winners.

Chris Mason, Managing Director at Motor Codes points out the serious side of the competition, “The main purpose of Motor Codes is to point motorists in the direction of responsible businesses, committed to our transparent customer service guidelines.  We want people to be able to choose where to trust their car with confidence and what better way to make people aware of consistently good businesses than letting customers shout about the good guys.”

Motor Codes has subscribers across the whole of the UK, ranging from small independent workshops to the largest main dealers and consumers are able to search from almost 7000 Motor Codes garages using an online garage finder at www.motorcodes.co.uk.

Reflecting the diversity of garages signed up to Motor Codes, the shortlisted finalists in the Garage of the Year competition are split by business size, with entrants battling it out to take the prize of best small and large garage.

Summing up the Motor Codes ethos and acknowledging the benefit Motor Codes offers, consumer editor of What Car magazine and member of the Garage of the Year judging panel, Emma Butcher says, “Through Motor Codes, with its OFT-approved guidelines and support service, the public has access to a nationwide network of garages that are effectively government-backed.  This offers motorists a safety net and helps remove anxiety when choosing a garage.”

Voting continues for customers of the top 100 garages, closing on April 22 after which the judges will select the overall winners.

Motorists voting in the competition are in with a chance of winning a year’s free servicing, worth up to £1000 and tickets to the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.

 

Top 50 nominated small garages:

Scotland

Firstdrive Cars

North Road Garage

Central Motors

Keith Elgin Motor Engineers

Ryan Autocare

Stonehaven

Kelty

Forfar

Edinburgh

Denny

Northern Ireland

The Motor Gym

The Test Centre

Newtownabbey AutoCentre

DNA Vehicle Services

James Wylie Citroen

Bangor

Londonderry

Newtownabbey

Ballymena

Bushmills

Wales

A1 Motorcare Ltd

Easy Car Care Centre

Swss Service Centre

Bayside Garage Ltd

BD Automotive T/A BD Performance

Cardiff

Chepstow

Cardiff

Cardiff

Cardiff

North East

Prestige German Cars

Cavendish Motor Company

Paul Robbie Motor Services

aj automedics

Thistlewaites Tyres & Exhausts

Jarrow

Northumberland

Hexham

Durham

Radcliffe

North West

ABP Motorsport

Bury Road Garage Ltd

Polar Ford Hazel Grove

Maple Tyres

Warton Hall Garage

Crewe

Manchester

Stockport

Ellesmere Port

Carnforth

Yorkshire

Lowfield Garage

Claytons Mot & Service

Sherwoods Vauxhall North

Autosafe Clifton

Brookhaw Motors

Malton

Leeds

Northallerton

York

York

Midlands

Crescent Motoring Services

Oldfields Garage

Church Road Garage

Carwise Derby Limited

Wellsburys Garage Ltd

Burton on Trent

Leominster

Shrewsbury

Derby

Birmingham

East of England

Kings Of Witcham Ltd

Calne Vehicle Management

Eye Car Care

Cambridge Performance

Jeff Sutton Ltd

Ely

Cambridge

Peterborough

Cambridge

Kings Lynn

South East

Mot City

Central Auto Centre

Anglo Continental Cars

Mount Pleasant Mot Centre

SK Automotive Engineers

Wokingham

Orpington

Milton Keynes

Bexhill on Sea

Freshwater

South West

Car Care (Tetbury)

Ferris Garage Ltd

Moor Park Garage

Clive Woolford Motor Enginee

Central Garage Services

Tetbury

Truro

Exeter

Tewkesbury

Exeter


For more information: www.motorcodes.co.uk