Indies storm Golden Garages top 10

Indy's have stormed this year's awards
Indy's have stormed this year's awards

Seven of the top 10 regional Golden Garages winners are independent repair businesses, according to competition organiser Motor Codes.

The list includes CAT Garage of the Year 2011 ABP Motorsport and Award finalist Anglo Continental Cars in Milton Keynes.

The garages were picked out by motorists prepared to share the secret of where they receive the best service.

Voting has now closed – and the top 10 now face a grilling from an expert judging panel, including CAT’s editor, Emma Butcher.

The RAC will also conduct an independent assessment of the businesses before the overall Golden Garage is announced in April.

Motor Codes boss Chris Mason said: “Fighting back against the negative image often unfairly associated with garages, Golden Garages is there to champion examples of good service.

“It allows motorists to tell fellow drivers about the safe havens – garages that give top customer service.”

The UK’s top 10 garages will each receive £200 of experience vouchers from Unipart, £650 of Snap-On Tools vouchers, a year’s free subscription to Motor Codes and credit to spend on Motor Codes marketing materials.

The Golden Garage will also receive £2250 of Snap-On Tools vouchers, three years’ free subscription to Motor Codes and additional credit to spend in the Motor Codes shop.

*Independent garage finalist

Published by emmabutcher

Emma has been CAT's editor since January 2008. There isn't much she doesn't know about the aftermarket - and her favourite topic is definitely BER!

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  1. Great to be back in the final 10 garages for a second consecutive year. Winning the North West region alone for 2 years on the trot is fantastic news.

    We’ve had the RAC inspection on Thursday and all went to plan with a perfect report.

    Now its down to the judging panel so fingers crossed by all here at ABP that we go one better than last year and win in 2011.

    CAT Garage of the Year 2010 & 2011 and MOTORCODES Golden Garage North West regional winners for both 2010 & 2011 – not bad for a small independent in a sleepy village in Cheshire!!!

    Chris Meredith & the team at ABP

  2. The above show’s that Independant’s need to be taken seriously despite what the press say or what organisation’s comment on then deny all knowledge of saying.