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Looking for garage that you can trust? ADVERTISEMENT FEATURE.

FOR anyone looking to find a local trustworthy garage for a car service, MoT or repair, the Good Garage Scheme's website is a great place to start.

Simply go to the website www.GOODGARAGESCHEME.com and type in your postcode or town name for a list of garages near you. Every garage listed performs services to a strict code of conduct and will always have your best interests at heart.

But don't just take our word for it - the website also features feedback from customers, similar to other comparison websites, so you are in the driving seat when it comes to choosing someone to look after your car.

Quality workmanship and service is assured as members of the Good Garage Scheme must adhere to the code of conduct and offer a 50-point industry standard service checklist as proof of a job well done. Member garages are regularly audited and subject to mystery shoppers.

Feedback is at the heart of the Good Garage Scheme. In fact there are more than 665,000 customer feedbacks on the website.

Good Garage Scheme member garages can help motorists save up to 14% on the cost of fuel by cleaning and lubricating the entire fuel system, improving engine efficiency and reducing emissions.

The scheme recommends the following fuel-saving tips: Check and adjust tyre pressures regularly - underinflated tyres make your car work harder and reduce fuel efficiency.

Watch your speed - driving at 65mph as opposed to 55mph increases fuel consumption by up to 20%. Switch offwhen idle - fuel is being wasted while the car is idling. If you're likely to be at a standstill for more than three minutes, switch off the engine.

Removing the junk from the boot will reduce the weight on your car and reduce the workload of the engine.

Help is at hand at the touch of a button thanks to the Good Garage Scheme's free mobile phone app. Available to all iPhone and Android users, it allows you to search for a garage and ring for help with a repair if you need it.

As well as peace of mind for motorists, the handy app also money-saving driving tips. The Sunday Times listed the Good Garage Scheme app as one of the top 500 apps in the world two years running. The paper also hailed the app as a great money-saving tool, as users are able to locate independent garages that can offer affordable servicing.

For advice and to find a garage you can trust visit www. GOODGARAGESCHEME.com

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Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Sep 5, 2014
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