Through its Garage of the Year contest, brought to you by Havoline, an annual initiative to help motorists find reliable garages that offer consistently good customer service, Motor Codes has gathered feedback from over 13,500 car service and repair customers.
The top 20 represents the regional winners of the competition and is split to show motorists’ favourite large and small businesses – and is shown below.
Motor Codes managing director, Chris Mason, said: ‘It’s clear to see from the tremendous level of support for the competition – we received double the number of votes compared to last year – that motorists value simple, good old fashioned customer service.
‘The car service and repair business is a two-way relationship, with word of mouth important for garages and consumer confidence. Garage of the Year gives people a formal way of showing their appreciation, at the same time as letting other motorists know where to find the garage good guys.’
The twenty regional finalists will now have their votes and customer feedback analysed by a panel of motoring experts. Each regional winner will also be independently assessed by the RAC, to monitor quality of service, value for money and overall customer satisfaction.
Once the assessments have taken place, the overall winners – the UK’s best large and small garage – will be announced.
Garage of the Year regional winners:
Small business category
|East of England||Kings of Witcham, Ely|
|Midlands||Church Road Garage, Baschurch|
|North East||Cavendish Motor Company, Ashington|
|North West||ABP Motorsport, Shavington|
|Northern Ireland||The Motor Gym, Bangor|
|Scotland||Firstdrive Cars, Stonehaven|
|South East||MOT City, Winnersh|
|South West||Car Care Tetbury, Tetbury|
|Wales||A1 Motorcare, Cardiff|
|Yorkshire||Lowfield Garage, Malton|
Large business category
|East of England||Roy Tolley Citroen, Colchester|
|Midlands||Independent Automotive, Coventry|
|North East||Sherwoods Vauxhall, Stockton-on-Tees|
|North West||Polar Ford, St Helens|
|Northern Ireland||SERE SEAT, Lisburn|
|Scotland||Helensburgh Toyota, Helensurgh|
|South East||The Test Centre, Deptford|
|South West||Brunel Ford, Weston-Super-Mare|
|Wales||FRF Toyota, Swansea|
|Yorkshire||Reynolds of Selby, Selby|