Brits lose 37m days in mechanic search

New research by online car repair marketplace, ClickMechanic, has revealed that every year Brits lose 893,461,500 hours – that’s more than 37 million days – trying to find a garage or mechanic to fix their car.

With more vehicles on Britain’s roads than ever before it stands to reason that there are more drivers to experience breakdowns and other problems. By the end of March 2016 there were 36.7 million vehicles licensed for use on GB roads – more than 900,000 had registered in that single first quarter of the year alone.

ClickMechanic, enables drivers to instantly get an industry standard quote for the work they require, meaning customers can feel reassured they are not paying over the odds. Customers are then allowed to book in with one of ClickMechanics vetted mechanics from across the UK. The mechanic attends the driver’s property (or wherever the vehicle happens to have broken down) and all jobs are quoted in advance, so there are no surprise costs at the end.

ClickMechanic co-founder Andrew Jervis, comments ‘We all rely on our vehicles to get around in the UK, so the problem with repairs is that you can sometimes feel like you’re at the mercy of whichever mechanic can fit you in. It’s easy to imagine prices being hiked because the mechanic knows that you need them – very few operate that way, but it can be hard to shake the feeling for some drivers! That’s why so many people spend time shopping around.’