GROUPAUTO is the largest independent distributor of quality parts in the UK. We are committed to the success of independent garages and help them with training, advice and dedicated technical support.
Since its foundation in 1974, GROUPAUTO has led the way in helping independent motor factors to remain independent. We also believe strongly in freedom of choice: Freedom for our suppliers to deal openly with Europe's foremost Trading Group; Freedom for our independent members to choose their preferred Tier 1 suppliers; Freedom for independent garages to service and repair vehicles even under warranty; and Freedom for motorists to have their vehicles serviced where and when they choose, rather than be dictated to by the vehicle manufacturer.
About Approved Garages
Approved Garages is a network of independent garages built on trust from the outset. We have carefully selected and vetted each garage to give you, the motorist, confidence when maintaining your vehicle.
Each Approved Garage use genuine car parts of original equipment (O.E.) or matched quality standard, which means your warranty is protected thanks to a useful piece of legislation known as Block Exemption which works in your favour and protects your rights when you use an independent garage.
The Approved Garages Network has been developed by GROUPAUTO a leading part distributor with over 6000 locations worldwide. Approved Garages is also supported by well-respected parts suppliers providing garages with Tier 1 vehicle parts and consumables, ensuring the motorist receives unquestionable quality.
At Approved Garages we use only O.E. or matched quality parts and lubricants when carrying out service or repair work to our customers’ vehicles. Not only will this ensure that we don’t invalidate your vehicle’s warranty, but also that your car is in a safe running condition giving you peace of mind when on the road.
Quality, reliability and safety is at the forefront of our mind and when it comes to providing a quality level of service you can look forward to both, high quality workmanship and excellent customer service.
Managed by a team of knowledgeable expert mechanics, each garage is fully equipped with the latest electronic diagnostic equipment and tools. All work is carried out to vehicle manufacturer approved standards, ensuring that your car will get you to your destination safely.