Most expensive counties for car repairs in UK revealed

Most expensive counties for car repairs in UK revealed

Posted 25 May, 2018 at 10:35

Author Mark Bradshaw on behalf of Pronounce Concierge Service


The UK’s biggest online garage and repair marketplace has revealed which counties are the most expensive for the average car repair - with Cornwall topping the list. The average cost for Cornwall sits at £303.99 per repair, whilst Derbyshire is the cheapest county in the UK at £172.40 per repair.

 

The UK’s biggest online garage and repair marketplace has revealed which counties in the UK are the most expensive for the average car repair.

 

WhoCanFixMyCar.com 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, where members of the public can find out what the average car repair cost is for their area.

 

Members of the public can use WhoCanFixMyCar.com’s postcode cost calculator here: https://www.whocanfixmycar.com/car-service-cost-calculator

 

Cornwall is the most expensive county in the UK for car repairs at £303.99, whilst Derbyshire is the cheapest at £172.40. The UK’s capital, London, is only the 14 most expensive at £245.51, and sits just £24.64 more than the national average car repair cost of £220.87.

 

The most expensive UK counties for cars repairs are as follows:

 

  1. Cornwall - £303.99
  2. Hertfordshire - £270.51
  3. Lincolnshire - £269.89
  4. Bedfordshire - £267.93
  5. Devon - £263.94
  6. Monmouthshire - £262.08
  7. Perthshire - £258.43
  8. Suffolk - £253.52
  9. Oxfordshire - £249.35
  10. East Lothian - £248.84

 

The cheapest counties are:

 

  1. Derbyshire - £172.40
  2. Midlothian - £178.00
  3. West Lothian - £179.91
  4. Lanarkshire - £180.40
  5. Greater Manchester - £181.44
  6. Leicestershire - £184.92
  7. Tyne and Wear - £185.53
  8. Northamptonshire - £187.64
  9. Staffordshire - £188.74
  10. Glamorgan - £189.45

 

WhoCanFixMyCar.com is an online car garage and repair marketplace connecting 11,400 garage and repair centres with drivers around the UK. The site has 1m users and recently processed more than 170,000 quotes through the site in one month.

 

Al Preston, co-founder of WhoCanFixMyCar.com, said,

 

“It’s always interesting to find out which areas in the UK are the most expensive when it comes to car repairs. 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. Regardless of the reasons or the most and least expensive areas to get your car repaired, we would always encourage savvy motorists to use WhoCanFixMyCar.com so they compare quotes and reviews to make an informed choice.”

 

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