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Most expensive UK cities for car repairs

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New research looking at the most expensive average price of car repairs in the country’s 20 biggest cities has revealed that London DOES NOT top the league. Coventry is the holder of the dubious title thanks to an average cost of £290.52, while the average for the UK as a …

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What should I do if my car needs repairing?

The majority of drivers, at some stage or another, will have to deal with car damage. Whether it’s a simple case of a warning light suddenly flashing, or a full-blown breakdown on a motorway, most cars will need repairs at some point. However, what are the best ways to approach …

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UK’s most expensive garages revealed

Garage servicing

New research has exposed a huge gulf in the rates charged by mechanics throughout the UK, ranging from £36 to £234 per hour. Overall, the average rate – combining main dealers, independent workshops and fast-fit outlets – is £67 an hour. According to a nationwide study of 6,000 garages by …

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Cash-strapped motorists driving faulty cars

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Nearly one in five UK drivers admit to running their car, despite knowing it needs repairs, because they can’t afford the bill. According to motoreasy, which manages car maintenance and repairs on behalf of the motorist, men are more inclined to dodge necessary car repairs than women, with 19.5% and …

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Revealed: bad ‘carma’ victims

car problems

Used blue cars bought seven-and-a-half months ago are the unluckiest cars, according to new research. Bad ‘carma’ is an all-too-common curse among Britain’s 30m car owners with more than two-thirds (68%) of motorists claiming to have had at least one vehicle which has been dogged with bad luck. While one …

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Short cut to expensive motoring

Car maintenance

One in five car owners have skipped maintenance or repairs in the last year, according to new research. The study carried out for Kwik Fit also revealed that many of these seven million drivers are well aware that their neglect will prove more costly in the long run. Almost half …

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Used Cars That Can Cost You Money

It‘s a rather shocking statistic but apparently some 353 million pounds were lost because of faulty cars during 2013 and that’s just the official figure. Who knows what could be added by the cost of home-repaired vehicles? When a car goes bad it is always the owner who has to …

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Five Car Things To Make You Think

Most of us take car ownership for granted. The danger is the belief that, day in day out a car will start, run and proceed as usual, it will continue doing so without any further input from the owner. Taking a car for granted is a recipe for disaster. Windscreen …

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5 common car noises and what they mean

What sounds to shrug off and when to sit up and pay attention when your car ‘talks back’ A car, like any other modern machine that is an extension of the body – iPhones and laptops being the slightly more discrete kinds – still has a life of their own …

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