Golden Garages open

Time 7:12 am, January 11, 2011

car-mechanic-garageVOTING for Motor Codes’ nationwide Golden Garages competition for 2011 is now open it has been announced.

The Golden Garages contest enables motorists to identify the best local garages, producing a modern-day ‘word of mouth recommendation’ of the best places to go for repairs.

‘Levels of garage expertise, quality and service have never been better, but finding those businesses that offer high standards, excellent customer service and a stress-free experience can be difficult – Golden Garages changes that by highlighting the best of the best,’ said Chris Mason, Motor Codes managing director.

Last year, more than 9,000 motorists voted to find the UK’s most trusted garages, helping to dispel the myth that booking in for a service can be a risky affair.

Industry expert, former car trader and Golden Garages judge, Mike Brewer, supports the competition and what is sets out to achieve: ‘I hear from thousands of drivers every month who want to find a garage they can trust, where work is done well and the prices charged are fair.

‘Motor Codes, with its Golden Garages competition, is providing that service. We need to get behind those garages that do good, honest business so that getting your car seen to isn’t a pot luck ordeal.’

Voting is open now at, the UK’s top 50 Garages will be identified in February, the top 10 in March and the national winner will be revealed in early April.

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James – or Batch as he’s known – started at Car Dealer in 2010, first as the work experience boy, eventually becoming editor in 2013. He worked for Auto Express as editor-at-large and was the face of Carbuyer’s YouTube reviews. In 2020, he went freelance and now writes for a number of national titles and contributes regularly to Car Dealer. In October 2021 he became Car Dealer's associate editor.

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