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The real cost of car repairs

Car maintenance

New research by a leading UK online car garage and repair marketplace has revealed the top five most common components that have to be repaired. According to data from WhoCanFixMyCar.com, brakes, batteries, wheel alignment, cambelts and exhausts top the list of popular jobs. More than half of respondents said they’ve …

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Death of the traditional handbrake

Electronic parking brake

New research has revealed that just a third of new cars are now fitted with manual handbrakes as manufacturers ditch them in favour of electronic parking brakes. According to research by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, only two mainstream manufacturers, Dacia and Suzuki, offer manually-operated handbrakes on their entire ranges. Many …

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Save money: get an MOT before a service

Car servicing

UK motorists could save £2 billion collectively by getting their cars’ MOTs done before an annual service, according to car maintenance and repair start-up, MotorEasy. Analysis of MotorEasy’s database of 20,000 vehicles shows that 80% of faults found in service procedures would be flagged in the MOT test anyway, meaning …

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