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Joining the AutoCare Network

"This is a garage package, which is second to none and if you get the opportunity to join then it is not one to turn down" Ken Morris, Vernon’s Garage Ltd.

AutoCare is the UK’s premium garage support programme. We are the UK division of a growing network, known as EuroGarages of over 6500 garages internationally.

Proud to be an internationally recognised programme, we provide support to over 700 independent garages throughout the UK. We support distributors and our garages with conferences, events and trade shows.

Being invited to join the AutoCare network means you can become a part of an international brand whilst maintaining your own independence.

Here are some reasons why other garages chose AutoCare:

AutoCare Branding is distinctive and professional

  • The appearance of your garage is transformed with brand-specific signage and paint.
  • You have access to branded workwear, vehicle livery, promotional items and point of sale material.
  • Branding the garage makes you noticeably part of a large and trusted network of independent garages across the UK.

Technical skills are deemed the cornerstone of the business

  • We are leading the way with training that is second to none for garage technicians.
  • Over 2000 garage technicians attend training courses across the UK every year.
  • Courses run by top quality training providers including diagnostic expert Frank Massey through ADS, Steve Carter and AutoIQ
  • Every year over 200 garage technicians attend IMI accredited EV/PHEV training courses

Types of training courses:

The quality training providers offer a wide range of courses including hybrid, air conditioning, efficient diagnostics on modern vehicles, oscilloscopes, spark ignition, turbo charge systems and vehicle electronics to name just a few.

Why it’s important to continuously develop your technical skills:

  • Training all garage staff can help create new opportunities in the business
  • It also helps your garage keep up with the latest technology and necessary technical expertise to confidently approach repair tasks
  • Equips garage owners and their staff with tools to manage the day-to-day running of a garage
  • And best of all, learn how to repair all types of vehicles, including the most recent, in order to strengthen your revenue

As an AutoCare member, you benefit from:

  • 6 free training courses per year
  • 76 IMI accredited technical training topics to choose from
  • Access to the very latest technical training
  • Courses run by top quality training providers including diagnostic expert Frank Massey through ADS, Steve Carter and AutoIQ
  • Free unlimited technical helpline

GROUPAUTO distributors provide quality service and parts to independent garages

GROUPAUTO is the UK’s largest buying group for independent distributors of quality parts and manages the AutoCare and Approved Garages networks.

GROUPAUTO are committed to the success of independent garages and GROUPAUTO motor factors provide garages with OE or match quality parts, lubricants and consumables with access to top class garage programmes, technical training courses and marketing support package.

Annual Trade Shows allow exhibitors to showcase latest technology

Each year GROUPAUTO runs a garage trade show which gathers momentum year on year, not only in the number of garage businesses that attend, but in the number of suppliers that exhibit and bring with them impressive stand displays and interactive activities.

Here, many garages eagerly anticipate the announcement of the ‘AutoCare Garage of the Year’ award winner.

Moreover, AutoCare arrange several regional meetings across the UK — a great opportunity for the garage delegates to meet with other garages that are part of the network and share ideas and thoughts with each other in an informal environment.

In summary…

The programme offers AutoCare branded signage, as well as painting of the building in AutoCare colours, marketing and promotional support, lead generation website, garage management software, MotorCodes membership as well as savings on business services as well as fully accredited technical training courses.

Interested in becoming part of the AutoCare 700 garages strong network? Click here for more information.

GROUP AUTO UK & Ireland Ltd.

Roydsdale House, Roydsdale Way,
Bradford, BD4 6SE

Tel:+44(0)1274 654605
Fax:+44(0)1274 654610