AutoCare makes it 600

Groupauto’s garage network, AutoCare has reached 600 garages in its network – making it the largest independent garage programme in the UK.

Out of the 600 garages 103 have joined the network in 2017 alone. The 600th garage to sign up to the AutoCare network was Shirley Garage in Surrey, who joined on the 21 August 2017. Shirley Garage is aligned to Groupauto distributor Discount Car Spares in Leatherhead.

To celebrate the milestone, the AutoCare team went to visit the garage and presented it with some Love2shop vouchers and branded workwear for the technicians.

Matt Rivett, managing director of Shirley Garage, said, ‘I’m very impressed with the AutoCare programme and I particularly liked the training and technical support that the AutoCare network offers the garages. I am really looking forward to being a part of the AutoCare programme for the long-term, and being the 600th garage on the network is a bonus.’

Maria McCullough, AutoCare garage network manager said, ‘I am extremely proud of the fact that we have reached 600 garages; 12 years ago, when I launched the programme and we first started to visit garages to present the programme, it was extremely difficult. It’s extremely pleasing to see that we still have over 70 garages that have been with us since day one.’