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All revved up to find Britain's top garage.

BRITISH motorists have nominated their Top 50 garages for car servicing and repairs.

The top five garages in 10 regions will now progress to the final voting stage of the national competition to find the UK's best workshop.

More than 4,000 motorists voted for their favourite local garage as part of a campaign to help consumers feel more confident about their choice of garage.

Research byMotor Codes found that around 14 million motorists feel short-changed by their local service and repair operators, but that more than 90% using a Motor Codes garage were satisfied.

"Going to a garage can understandably be quite daunting for both men and women. You practically have to be a mechanic yourself to spot when you're being ripped off by a dishonest garage," says panel judge Vicki Butler-Henderson "The Golden Garages competition will champion the best garages out there so that motorists can be confident when taking their car for a service or repair."

Motor Codes operates a self-regulatory code of practice for garages across the country and is supported by consumer groups and government, including the Department for Transport.

The UK's Top 50 garages can be viewed online at Here, members of the public can continue to vote in the final public voting stage to decide the top garage per region.
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Publication:Wales On Sunday (Cardiff, Wales)
Date:Jan 23, 2011
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