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Britain’s dwindling driveway DIY car mechanics

Couple after a car breakdown at the side of the road

A third of motorists check under the bonnet of their car less than four times a year and 62% leave the engine bay untouched for more than two months at a time, according to new research. The survey by car ownership and maintenance start-up MotorEasy indicates that it could be …

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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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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

Traffic jam

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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