County car repair costs revealed

Cornwall has topped the list as being the most expensive county for the average car repair with a cost of £303.99, whilst Derbyshire is the cheapest at £172.40.

The findings were revealed by online garage and repair marketplace – WhoCanFixMyCar.com – which  analysed its internal price data for car repairs over the past four months, excluding MOTs. As a result the car repair platform has created a nationwide map to represent the varying costs across the county as well as a postcode cost calculator, where members of the public can find out what the average car repair cost is for their area.

Behind Cornwall, Hertfordshire is the second most expensive county for the average car repair at £270.51, with Lincolnshire third at £269.89. The UK’s capital, London, is only the 14th most expensive region for car repairs at £245.51, and sits just £24.64 more than the national average car repair cost of £220.87.

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.’

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 one million users and recently processed more than 170,000 quotes through the site in one month.