Average cost of fixing a car in London is £250.71
Cheapest city for car repair is Glasgow £176.27
The UK average is £224.87
Birmingham is the second cheapest city in the UK at £183.90
London has been revealed to NOT have the most expensive average price of car repairs in the country, only coming in as the 4th most expensive.
The data has been gathered by car servicing and repair comparison site Whocanfixmycar.com, the organisation has studied over 320,000 quotes from garages all over the United Kingdom. The data has revealed the average cost of car repairs in our 20 biggest cities.
Oddly, Coventry has been revealed as the most expensive place in the country to get your car repaired, with northern cities Bradford and Sheffield also having more expensive average prices.
The top five most expensive cities to get your car repaired:
1. Coventry – £290.52
2. Bradford – £284.13
3. Sheffield – £259.89
4. London – £250.71
5. (Joint 5th) Bristol & Brighton – £246.50
The data from Whocanfixmycar.com shows little to suggest that there is a north-south divide when it comes to the average price of car servicing and repairs in the UK.
The top five cheapest cities to get your car repaired:
1. Glasgow – £176.27
2. Birmingham – £183.90
3. (Joint 3rd) Liverpool & Edinburgh – £195.87
4. Leeds – £196.94
5. Leicester – £202.64
The data from WhoCanFixMyCar.com shows that for; servicing costs, head gasket repair, clutch replacement, brake repair and cambelt replacement, the company costs the least on average across the nation.
Louis Butcher, Digital Marketing Manager from WhoCanFixMyCar.com says: “We wanted to look at our data to give the UK an idea of the differences there are from city to city. It’s actually very interesting to see that some cities have over £100 in difference of costs, with some of those cities being located so close to one another.
It’s very interesting also that we see no trend by region either, with prices varying from city to city. The clearest indications of this are Coventry (£290.52) and Birmingham (£183.90), which are only located 20 miles away from each, and Bradford (£284.13) and Leeds (£196.94), which are only 10 miles away from each other, yet are vastly different in servicing and repairs averages”.
They say… WhoCanFixMyCar.com is the quick, simple way to compare the prices and reputation of garages and mechanics near you. Just tell them what work is required on your vehicle, and where you live, and they will send quotes from friendly local specialists straight to your inbox. You can compare prices, reviews and location, and even book in online.
Over 320,000 lines of data have been used to analyse the cost of: Car servicing, clutch replacement, brake repair, head gasket repair and cambelt replacement. They add that they have an unparalleled view of the automotive aftermarket – seeing pricing trends for different brands, locations and types of work.