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How much money could drivers save by using WhoCanFixMyCar?

Ellie Dyer-Brown, 1 month ago

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WhoCanFixMyCar takes a look at average driver savings across different maintenance and repair jobs.

Gone are the days of taking your car to the nearest garage and hoping for the best when it comes to the cost. WhoCanFixMyCar empowers drivers to take control of their car repairs by comparing prices and reviews across thousands of garages in the UK. But how much money could you actually save by shopping around?

Contents:

Annual Maintenance Savings

Savings by Job Type

How We Worked It Out


Annual maintenance savings

According to our data, drivers could save themselves almost £40 million on car maintenance costs just by comparing prices on WhoCanFixMyCar.

That’s around £776k saved on MOTs; £5.7m on full servicing; £355k on interim servicing; and £1m on air conditioning servicing. That equates to an average saving per driver of around £66.


Savings by job type

JobAverage Savings
Full Service£71.94
Interim Service£43.31
MOT£15.02
Air Conditioning Service£17.79
Oil Change£32.04
Mobile Mechanic£22.91
Rear Brake Pads & Discs£87.08
Exhaust Fitting£26.88
Battery Fitting£61.13
Clutch Replacement(Only)£152.13
Puncture Repair£9.51

How we worked it out

Our figures are based on the average savings drivers have made on quotes they have received from mechanics listed on WhoCanFixMyCar in 2021.

To calculate the average savings made by drivers using the WhoCanFIxMyCar website, we looked at each job posted and calculated the average price vs the highest price received per quoted job. The difference being the saving our drivers could achieve based on an average basis.

The good news is that average servicing and repair prices fell by over 2% this year, and we're hopeful that this downward trend will continue into 2022. Whether or not it will remains to be seen, but one thing's for sure; if you want to save, make sure you compare prices on WhoCanFixMyCar.