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How much should you pay for a Vehicle Health Check?

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WhoCanFixMyCar explains the importance of a Vehicle Health Check and how much you should be paying for one on your car.

A Vehicle Health Check is a great way of keeping up to date with the overall health of your car’s key components, providing you with the peace of mind that comes with knowing everything is working absolutely fine.

Guide contents:

What work is carried out during a Vehicle Health Check?

What do the Vehicle Health Check Colours mean?

How much does it cost for a vehicle health check?


What work is carried out during a Vehicle Health Check?

The actual Vehicle Health Check generally takes no more than 20 minutes and during that time a trained mechanic will inspect all of the following areas while your car is in the garage:

  • Brakes

  • Electrics

  • Exhaust

  • Fluid Levels

  • Lights

  • Steering

  • Suspension

  • Tyres

Once the check is complete the garage will generate a report which highlights the overall safety, reliability and general roadworthiness of your car. The report is generally colour coded Red, Amber and Green to indicate any items that might require further attention so you can make a more informed decision about any additional work that might be required on your car.


What do the Vehicle Health Check colours mean?

Red

This is work that needs to be carried out immediately as your car may be risk of damage or even unsafe to drive.

Amber

This is work that needs to be carried out but not immediately. Normally, this type of work can be booked in with the garage at a later at a time to suit.

Green

This means that no further work is required.


How much does it cost for a Vehicle Health Check?*

Costs vary by manufacturer but the average price for a Vehicle Health Check is £46.67.

Average cost of a Vehicle Health Check
Audi£45.78
BMW£47.31
Citroen£45.30
Dacia£47.91
Ford£46.95
Hyundai£55.53
Mercedes-Benz£45.09
Mini£46.66
Nissan£49.83
Peugeot£45.37
Renault£46.84
Seat£38.47
Skoda£50.89
Toyota£51.18
Vauxhall£45.79
Volkswagen£47.39
Volvo£37.14

*This table uses data from quotes provided on WhoCanFixMyCar.com between 01/07/2021 and 29/09/2021


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