Motorists pick Britain’s best garages
Motor Codes, the operator of government-backed codes of practice for the motor industry, has revealed the 20 most trusted garages in the UK, as nominated by the public.
Around 11,500 garage customers from across the UK voted in the annual Motor Codes Garage of the Year contest to endorse one of the 7,250 garages within the network.
The top 20 – the regional Garage of the Year winners – represent the wide range of choice when it comes to car servicing and is made up of 10 franchised main dealers and 10 independent garages.
Reflecting on what the competition means for car owners, Chris Mason, managing director of Motor Codes, sees it as a step towards wiping out the stereotypical minefield of the cowboy-garage past and as a way of letting motorists know where to find a good garage:
“This is about putting trustworthy garages in the shop window, giving their customers a way to show their appreciation and, importantly, ensuring that people don’t have to feel anxious about choosing a garage.”
The regional winners will now have their votes and customer feedback analysed by a panel of motoring experts chaired by Chris Mason and including TV presenter Vicki Butler-Henderson, Auto Express editor-in-chief, Steve Fowler and lead Trading Standards motoring officer, Tim Milsom.
The overall champions – the franchised main dealer and independent Garage of the Year – will be announced at a celebratory event held at the Motor Codes headquarters on 10 April.
Look out for more details shortly…