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Councils expected to introduce £1,000-a-year workplace parking levies

28th January 2019 | 0 Comments

Up to 10 local authorities could be planning to introduce workplace charging levies, which could cost employees up to £1,000 per year to park at work. According to The AA, Hounslow Council is proposing to introduce a charge between £500 and £1,000 and nine other councils are considering similar measures. The schemes are designed to reduce inner-city emissions and improve air quality by discouraging drivers from using their car to get to work.

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AA certified shop goes live

AA certified shop goes live

19th November 2018 | 0 Comments

The AA’s certified garage network can now bolster their AA Certified status with a wide range of branded promotional goods available at the newly-launched shop. The website gives members access to the most frequently requested promotional items that will help garages make their certified accreditation really stand out.

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IGA garage achieves perfect score with AA Certified

IGA garage achieves perfect score with AA Certified

5th July 2018 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide – provider of online bookings, Patrol referrals and the ‘Certified Garage Programme’ – has awarded three of the certified garages within its network with a perfect 100 per cent score, including Independent Garage Association (IGA) member, Car Services Ltd in Grimsby.

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Ridge West wins AA Garage Guide’s ‘Certified Garage of the Year’

Ridge West wins AA Garage Guide’s ‘Certified Garage of the Year’

1st May 2018 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide has announced Ridge West Garage in East Sussex as its first ‘Certified Garage of the Year’ award. The long-standing member of the AA Garage Guide network – Ridge West joined in November 2013 – has been proactive, engaging positively with new initiatives and consistently doing its utmost to ensure customer satisfaction, including becoming AA Certified in April 2017, AA Garage Guide stated.

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AA Garage Guide’s tow-in network gives patrols peace of mind

AA Garage Guide’s tow-in network gives patrols peace of mind

7th February 2018 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site for MOTs, servicing and repairs has recently launched a tow-in network. Designed as a companion for its expert patrols, helping to ensure customer’s vehicles are serviced by the best local garages, most of the Garage Guide’s 5,000-strong network can be accessed through patrols’ hand held devices, allowing them to search the database of tow-in garages for the most suitable site.

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AA Guide Price saves time and boosts booking conversion

13th December 2017 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site that puts quality first, says that its new service Guide Price system, launched in June this year, has already been adopted by a significant proportion of its vast UK network of 4,900 garages.

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‘Filling in potholes no substitute for modernising roads’ – LeasePlan

15th May 2017 | 0 Comments

A report from the AA shows that more than three-quarters (76 per cent) of UK drivers want all potholes filled within a week and 18 per cent want potholes to be filled within 24 hours of them appearing. LeasePlan UK’s managing director, Matt Dyer, has reacted to the story, outlining that the government needs to provide a better connected and dynamic infrastructure that suits both the needs of people and businesses.

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Driving Test changes meet with general approval

Driving Test changes meet with general approval

2nd May 2017 | 0 Comments

Changes to the driving test will help save lives and improve road safety, said transport minister Andrew Jones. Learner drivers will need to pass a modern test that will include new manoeuvres and a longer independent driving section to make sure drivers have the skills, knowledge and confidence to drive on their own. The changes will also include a section where drivers use satellite navigation to find their way.

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AA Garage Guide partners with Motor Ombudsman

AA Garage Guide partners with Motor Ombudsman

21st December 2016 | 0 Comments

Online search and booking platform, AA Garage Guide has unveiled its partnership with the Motor Ombudsman – formerly known as Motor Codes. As part of the new link, the Motor Ombudsman will advocate the AA Garage Guide platform to all of its accredited garages with immediate effect.

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AA Garage Guide enlists patrols to pick best local garages

AA Garage Guide enlists patrols to pick best local garages

15th November 2016 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site, has enlisted the help of the AA’s expert patrols to recommend the best local garages in their area. Each of the nearly 4,000 garages included on the Garage Guide’s site must adhere to its strict listing criteria. Patrol suggestions will be highlighted on the Garage Guide website as a ‘Patrol Pick’ so that members can see which selections they suggest. The AA says this will help to make sure that workshops get the recognition and the business that they deserve.

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LeasePlan UK debunks motorway myths

29th September 2016 | 0 Comments

This year has seen Highways England roll out smart motorways as a part of its ambition to reduce congestion and improve journey times in the UK. But, with that, Transport Minister Chris Grayling gave the go-ahead to remove 32 miles of hard shoulder on the M4, with 30 schemes proposed to permanently convert the hard shoulder into a traffic lane on around 300 miles of motorway.

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AA promotes quality-led Garage Guide

21st September 2016 | 0 Comments

AA Garage Guide, the online search and booking site, is launching an extensive advertising campaign, helping people to better understand how the website differs from its price-driven competitors. The campaign, which will feature on national radio stations, will communicate the Garage Guide’s primary concern: to provide motorists with access to accredited garages and dealerships who are committed to delivering premium service levels, undertaken by trained professionals. Each registered garage is handpicked with these considerations in mind.

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AA Tyres grows 40%, firm expands into West Country

20th September 2016 | 0 Comments

AA Tyres, the AA’s mobile tyre fitting service, has grown its fleet of vans by 40 per cent in response to escalating demand. The ten new Volkswagen Crafter vans will allow AA Tyres to push into the West Country, where the demand for mobile tyre fitting in Bristol, Bath and the surrounding areas is said to have surged. The AA’s mobile tyre fitting service is currently available between London, Birmingham and Manchester and the surrounding regions.

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37% AA callouts are to ‘illegal or dangerous tyres’

25th July 2016 | 0 Comments

More than a third (37.2%) of drivers who called out the AA to fit new tyres were either driving with tread depths below the 1.6mm legal minimum (9.6%) – or were on the limit (27.6%), according to the latest data from the AA. The AA analysed thousands of call outs in 2016 to its team of specialist tyre fitters – providing a snapshot of the state of tyres on Britain’s roads.

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DVSA aims to improve ‘real-life’ driving with test changes

14th July 2016 | 0 Comments

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has outlined a number of proposed changes to the driving test, which are being made in order to improve road safety. The changes, subject to the outcome of research and consultation feedback, will be introduced in early 2017. The changes have been trialled with more than 4,500 learner drivers and 850 driving instructors in 32 locations across Great Britain. The 6-week consultation starts today and closes on 25 August 2016.

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