What is an aa approved garage?

Our approved garage network

The AA is a name you can trust, and we go to great lengths to ensure the Smart Care garage network lives up to the incredibly high standards you’ve come to expect from us.

Our network is made up of AA approved garages and our AA Autocentre.

What is an AA approved garage?

AA approved garages are not owned or managed by the AA - they're either independently owned or part of a franchise group.

We thoroughly inspect each one before it can join our network to ensure it fully meets our quality, service and training standards. This means every garage is trustworthy and AA approved.

We carry out full audits of our approved garages annually, as well as ad-hoc spot checks. Our audit checklist covers:

  • Quality control of all work.
  • Technician qualifications.
  • Professionalism and customer service.
  • Price transparency and invoicing.
  • Vehicle protection.
  • Equipment.
  • Health & safety (including fire safety).

What is AA Autocentre?

Based in Dartford, Kent, our Autocentre offers quality servicing, maintenance and repairs - owned and delivered by the AA.

Everyone's welcome, whether you're an AA member or not. So, if you live nearby and would like to arrange an appointment for your vehicle, simply book through Smart Care and select AA Autocentre from the list of garages.

The full address is:

23 Quadrant Court
Crossways Business Park

Why choose the AA for service, repairs and MOT?

Fixed, transparent pricing

We provide set prices with no hidden fees, strict UK-wide price consistency and we’ll only take payment once work is completed.

If we find your vehicle needs additional repairs, we’ll build you a quote and request your approval before the garage starts work.

Guarantee on parts and labour

As well as auditing our network of approved garages annually, we also offer a parts and labour guarantee of 12 months or up to 12,000 miles. 

Our professionally trained technicians work to high standards and we ensure dealer-level quality across the entire network. We follow manufacturer-specified servicing and only use Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts across all our servicing and repairs.

AA approved MOTs, services and repairs at a local garage near you

Book with Smart Care and get fixed pricing with no hidden extras, plus parts and labour guaranteed for 1 year or up to 12,000 miles.