Drivers cut costs with home repairs

More than a quarter of millennials would carry out their own vehicle repairs to save on costs rather than paying a professional garage.

This is according to an eBay study, which also revealed that just 18% of baby boomers would do the work themselves.

Meanwhile, 23% of 17-24-year-old respondents would be inclined to undertake minor car repairs themselves.

Windscreen wipers are one of the easiest items to fix, with more than half of customers prepared to fit them at home according to eBay research, while a fifth of motorists would be willing to carry out a mirror replacement.

Dr Tony Tong, head of automotive at eBay UK, said: “As the cost-of-living continues to rise, motorists are increasingly looking for ways to reduce their running costs across the board. This trend towards DIY repairs, spurred on by interest from younger generations, is something we expect to keep rising – converting more and more motorists into enthusiast home mechanics. Doing simple jobs yourself is an easy way to upskill and save, while eBay’s intuitive MyGarage function makes it really simple to find the right part for your car.”