Most expensive counties for car repairs in UK revealed

Most expensive counties for car repairs in UK revealed

CORNWALL has topped a list of the most expensive UK counties for the average car repair.

The average cost there sits at £303.99 per repair, while Derbyshire is the cheapest county in the UK at £172.40 per repair, according to WhoCanFixMyCar.com

The online garage and repair marketplace analysed its internal price data for car repairs over the past four months, excluding MOTs, and has created a nationwide map to represent the varying costs across the county. The car repair platform has also created a postcode cost calculator at https://www.whocanfixmycar.com/car-service-cost-calculator where people can find out what the average car repair cost is for their area.

London is only the 14th most expensive at £245.51 – just £24.64 more than the national average car repair cost of £220.87.

The 10 most expensive counties for car repairs are as follows:

Cornwall – £303.99
Hertfordshire – £270.51
Lincolnshire – £269.89
Bedfordshire – £267.93
Devon – £263.94
Monmouthshire – £262.08
Perthshire – £258.43
Suffolk – £253.52
Oxfordshire – £249.35
East Lothian – £248.84

The 10 cheapest are:

Derbyshire – £172.40
Midlothian – £178.00
West Lothian – £179.91
Lanarkshire – £180.40
Greater Manchester – £181.44
Leicestershire – £184.92
Tyne and Wear – £185.53
Northamptonshire – £187.64
Staffordshire – £188.74
Glamorgan – £189.45

Al Preston, co-founder of WhoCanFixMyCar.com, which connects 11,400 garage and repair centres with drivers, said: ‘It’s always interesting to find out which areas in the UK are the most expensive when it comes to car repairs.

Source: WhoCanFixMyCar.com

‘It’s come as a bit of a surprise to us that London isn’t in the top 10. However, that’s probably because there is more competition there than somewhere like Cornwall, which will often drive down the average cost.

‘I think many assume that garages have a flat rate dependent on the repair, but it’s not always as simple as that – it just depends how much damage there is, how much the parts cost and how much labour time is needed.’

WhoCanFixMyCar.com has 1m users and recently processed more than 170,000 quotes in one month.

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