Jun 27, 2017
New research reveals that motorists in some parts of the country are paying up to £82.89 more for servicing and MOTs, compared with other towns and cities
MyCarNeedsA.com, the UK’s leading price comparison site, where service providers quote for MOT, servicing and repair work, has analysed the costs for thousands of MOT and servicing jobs across England and has identified where motorists are being hit hardest. The research reveals that South West London is the most expensive place for a standard MOT & servicing, setting motorists back by an average of £195.95 - rendering the search for ‘cheap MOT near me’ obsolete.
Hot on the heels of South West London is Leicester, where MOT and servicing costs an average of £187.85, followed by Portsmouth (£186.08), Bristol (£180.72), Nottingham (£176.32), Dartford (£174.92) and Wigan (£174.66).
Motorists are enjoying the cheapest MOT and servicing costs in Stoke-on-Trent where it costs just £113.06 for servicing and MOT, 42% less than cheaper than South West London. The second cheapest place is Walsall, where it costs £117.89, followed by Doncaster (£127.20), Coventry(£127.99), Swansea (£129.44), Derby (£129.65) and Birmingham (£130.50).
Scott Hamilton, Managing Director of MyCarNeedsA.com comments: “Our research shows that motorists are paying a premium for servicing, MOT, brakes and clutches in certain parts of England. In fact, motorists are paying 73% more for MOT and servicing in South West London, than they are in Stoke-on-Trent less than 200 miles away.
There is undoubtedly a postcode lottery and some motorists are being hit hard, paying over the odds for a standard MOT and servicing.
“This is why we created MyCarNeedsA to provide motorists with good quality work on their vehicles, at the right price. We are not about giving motorists the cheapest price irrespective of quality, but about fair and transparent pricing. The best price for a customer may not necessarily be the cheapest. With 41% of our customers not choosing the cheapest option, it is clear that customers use, location, services offered and customer reviews to choose the best quote for them.
“We have a large, local network of service providers who bid for the chance carry out work such as MOT and servicing, as well as brakes and clutches and all other types of car repair work, giving motorists a hassle-free and convenient way to get the best deal for them. We only allow Authorised Repairers to quote for work, backed by a guarantee that only genuine parts are used on vehicles and all parts and labour come with a 12 month guarantee.”
MyCarNeedsA now works with 4,000 dealers, garage and workshop partners nationwide. Only Authorised Repairers provide quotes for work, after a thorough vetting process and only genuine parts are used on all customer vehicles. Service books are stamped and a 12 month guarantee on all parts and labour is provided.