Kinghams of Croydon has beaten thousands of other car service and repair centres to be named the winner of this year’s Golden Garages campaign.
The Golden Garage Awards was established by Motor Codes, the independent body that operates the UK’s largest consumer code for motorists. Its aim is to make customers aware of the most trustworthy service and repair businesses in the country, as well as those that offer the best customer service.
Whittling down more than 6,000 entrants since February, Motor Codes used customer feedback from its online Garage Finder tool, it conducted on-site visits with the help of the RAC and used an expert panel of six independent judges, including Which? Car editor Richard Headland.
The 10 finalists were independently assessed, and the independent family run garage that counts father, son and daughter among its current staff, was named the worthy winner of a £6,000 prize fund.
Garage owner Keith Kingham said: ‘We work hard to provide our customers with excellent service and value for money, we’re always going the extra mile, so we’re ecstatic that the public has voted us Britain’s best local garage.’
Chris Mason, Motor Codes director, added: ‘We would like every motorist to receive service from a garage like Kinghams of Croydon.’
So, if your car is due a service and you live near Croydon, you know who to trust. However, other UK residents may have more luck checking out the nine national runners up:
• A1 Motorcare, Cardiff, Wales
• ABP Motorsport, Crewe, North West
• Anglo Continental Cars, Milton Keynes, Midlands
• Arnold Clark Renault, Paisley, Scotland
• Clive Woolford Motors, Tewkesbury, South West
• Fred Henderson, Durham, North East
• Kings of Witcham, Ely, East
• Prestige Services, Wakefield, Yorkshire
• SERE Motors, Lisburn, Northern Ireland
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