Top tips to increase your electric car range
Are you looking to squeeze some extra miles from your Electric Vehicle? Then check out this quick guide on how to increase your electric vehicles range.
Win a Gaming Bundle this Winter with United Garage Services!!
This winter United Garages Services are giving away the ultimate gaming bundle - a Samsung 50” 4K Smart Ultra HD LED TV, PS4 Fortnite edition with an extra controller and a Bose Solo 5 Soundbar, as well as 20 fantastic runner-up prizes!
How to know when you should replace your brake pads
Replacing your brake pads is something that you’re probably going to need to do at some point in your vehicle’s lifetime. But how do you know when the best time to change them is?
3 warning signs of bad wheel alignment
Bad wheel alignment is one of those vehicle issues that's often overlooked. We cover 3 subtle signs you may need to get your car checked by an approved mechanic.
How to choose a garage to service your car
Leaving your car with any garage is a huge gesture of trust, which is why choosing a garage to service your car can be so hard – way harder than it should be.
Can I use an independent garage if I have a car on PCP finance?
Personal Contract Purchases have grown in popularity during recent years, but are motorists fully aware of the terms of their PCP finance agreements?
Complete Car Care’s customer wins the top prize in the United Garage Services Summer Giveaway
This summer United Garage Services gave away some fantastic prizes in their national summer giveaway. The top prize was a tech bundle, including a Microsoft Surface Pro, Xbox Ones S and a Sonos One Speaker with Alexa. Runner-up prizes included Beats Headphones, £100 Ticketmaster Gift Cards and Amazon Echo Dots.
Child safety when driving in the summer heat
It’s almost the end of July, summer is in full swing and it’s so hot outside. But it can get even hotter inside a car. If you’re planning on a long drive in this epic summer heat and you’re going to have children in the vehicle with you, it’s important that you’re aware of the temperature and everyone’s wellbeing at all times.
Protect your keyless car from being stolen
There was a time you wouldn’t get very far in your car without a key. Fast forward to 2019, and the keyless car is not only common, it’s becoming the standard. The question is, how safe are keyless cars and what can you do to protect your keyless car?
Food, drink, driving and the law – we debunk the myths
We all know that it’s illegal to drink alcohol and drive, but is it illegal to eat and drive? We at Approved Garages did our research so that we can set the record straight on common questions around food, drink, driving and the law.
Should I try and fix my own car?
Fixing your own car can save you money, but trying to tackle something beyond your skill level could end up costing you a lot more than just cash. Continue reading to see what we think you should take on yourself and what to leave to a trained mechanic.
How to keep your car cool to avoid a blown cylinder head gasket...
Blowing a cylinder head gasket isn’t a rare problem with cars these days, but they are easily avoidable. Blown head gaskets can be prevented with regular car check-ups. It’s all about keeping cool under pressure. And, that’s good advice for both the car and its driver.
WIN A TECH BUNDLE IN THE UNITED GARAGE SERVICES BIG SUMMER GIVEAWAY!
Visit a United Garage Services garage between 1st May & 7th July 2019 for your chance to win a tech bundle including a Microsoft Surface Pro, Xbox One S and Sonos One Speaker with built-in Alexa.
United Garage Services welcomes its first Northern Ireland Garage
The prestigious garage network, United Garage Services (UGS) has signed up its very first garage in Northern Ireland this month. Whittle Services from Northern Ireland are our newest garage recruit. UGS network are pleased to welcome a new garage member from a region we had not yet covered. This means that we are representing motorists in Northern Ireland too.
Car Filter Maintenance : How often should you change your filter?
Filter maintenance is a vital part of routine car maintenance. Make sure you check your filters at the recommended intervals to keep your engine running smoothly. When was the last time you checked your filters? Contact your nearest Approved Garage if you wish to get filter maintenance on your car.
LHA Car & Commercials technician completes his Level 3 IMI qualification for EV/PHEV vehicles
United Garage Services’ (UGS) garage technician from LHA Car & Commercials, Daniel Shaw, has completed his Level 3 IMI qualification for EV/PHEV vehicles. The garage has also purchased the full EVKIT from their sponsoring member Yorkshire Exhaust Specialists. Pauline Cosgrove and Mark Cosgrove, owners of LHA Car & Commercials says:
Robert Thompson Garage Services wins United Garage Services first ever ‘Garage of the Year’ award
Robert Thompson Garage Services from Barnsley has scooped the United Garage Services ‘Garage of the Year’ Award at their first ever Garage Trade Show, held at the Exhibition Centre Liverpool in October 2018.
LHA Car & Commercial Wins Corporate Fundraiser Of The Year Award
A United Garage Services (UGS) garage, has won corporate fundraiser of the year award for a charity called Charlie's Angels. Charlies-Angel-Centre Foundation offers many different kinds of support for bereaved parents & families.
Gifts for car lovers this Christmas
Some people can be a nightmare to buy for. They have enough socks, their taste in music and films changes almost by the day, and the last time you bought them a new shirt it was shoved to the back of the wardrobe by New Year’s Day.
Who can service a brand-new car?
Have you purchased a new car from a franchise dealer in the past three years? Were you told that service and repair work can only be carried out at your main dealer, or that your warranty would be void? Approved Garages sets the record straight.
Most haunted roads in the UK - Would you dare take a road trip down these paranormal roads?
Approved Garages’ has rounded up some of the most compellingly chilling roads across the UK for paranormal and strange happenings, so whether you’re a keen ghost buster or prefer some authentic chills this Friday 13th you can check out these haunted hotspots and motorways across the UK.
New UK car registrations down 2.8% in February 2018 from 2017
New UK new car registrations were down 2.8% in February from a year earlier, due to another decrease in the sale of diesel vehicles. The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders, the industry's trade body, said sales totalled 80,805 in February.