Motor Codes, the Trading Standards-approved garage scheme, has revealed the UK’s 20 most trusted garages, as nominated by customers of its 8,000-strong garage network.
The garages which made the shortlist – people’s favourite 10 main dealers and 10 independent garages – topped their regions following a month-long competition that generated more than 13,000 online reviews from garage customers.
Motor Codes’ online garage finder holds over 230,000 online reviews and it is this customer feedback that helps direct people to approved garages rather than unscrupulous traders. Motor Codes has appointed the AA to carry out inspections of its 8,000-strong garage network.
Chris Mason, managing director of Motor Codes, sees Garage of the Year as a way of promoting those garages that consistently provide excellent customer service, “Everybody shops online these days and it’s no different when it comes to looking for a trustworthy garage. By putting themselves in the spotlight and being open to review, Motor Codes garages are helping to boost confidence. People can now make an informed decision about who to trust when it comes to spending on car servicing.”
Motorists who submitted reviews during the competition period have been entered into a prize draw to win a number of exhilarating driving days, including the Ultimate Supercar Driving experience at Thruxton.
The overall Garage of the Year – the “best of the best” – will be announced at the prestigious Auto Express Car of the Year awards next month.