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Competition aims to discover best garages.

Byline: Examiner Motors Correspondent

CAR owners who've enjoyed top-class service from their local garage are being urged to go online to enter them for a national competition that celebrates the best in the country.

Top performing garages from across each UK regions will be shortlisted for the nationwide Garage of the Year competition which will be awarded in June to the UK's best car service and repair workshop.

The competition is run by the Government-approved Motor Codes garage standards scheme.

Consumers are being encouraged to rate their garage at motorcodes.co.uk/motorist/garage-of-the-year/ motorist-prize.html Motor Codes chief Mark Terry said: 'This competition highlights the best garages across the regions.

"It's a real opportunity for local garages to showcase their excellent workmanship and first class customer service.

"The quality and customer service coming out of the motor industry has improved considerably over the years and it's wonderful to empower the general public in recognising the best in the business.' More than 7,500 main dealer and independent garages are members of the national Motor Codes scheme which was set up by the UK motor industry on behalf of the government.

Motor Codes protects the interests and rights of consumers up and down the country and provides participating motor businesses with a platform to optimise and promote their trusted services.

Mark Terry said: "By leaving online reviews for garages across the UK network, customers are helping to signpost the very best services in their local area and in turn this drives up standards across the industry."

Open to all Motor Codes subscribers, Garage of the Year 2015 runs until May 31.

Online reviews left for garages will help determine the 11 regional winners from the UK's top main dealers and independent garages.

The regional winners will be announced in the week commencing June 1. Judges from across the motor industry will then select the national winner and runner-up, who will be announced at the prestigious Auto Express Car of the Year event at London's Grand Connaught Rooms on June 30.

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
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Date:May 8, 2015
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