Most expensive counties for car repairs revealed

Published:  01 June, 2018

Cornwall has topped the list of most expensive counties for car repairs, according to a survey from online garage and repair marketplace analysed its internal price data for car repairs over the past four months, excluding MOTs, and has created a nationwide map to represent the varying costs across the county.

The average cost for Cornwall sits at £303.99 per repair, whilst Derbyshire is the cheapest county in the UK at £172.40 per repair. The UK’s capital, London, is only the 14th most expensive at £245.51, and sits just £24.64 more than the national average car repair cost of £220.87.

The most expensive UK counties are as follows:

1. Cornwall - £303.99

2. Hertfordshire - £270.51

3. Lincolnshire - £269.89

4. Bedfordshire - £267.93

5. Devon - £263.94

6. Monmouthshire - £262.08

7. Perthshire - £258.43

8. Suffolk - £253.52

9. Oxfordshire - £249.35

10. East Lothian - £248.84

The cheapest counties are:

1. Derbyshire - £172.40

2. Midlothian - £178.00

3. West Lothian - £179.91

4. Lanarkshire - £180.40

5. Greater Manchester - £181.44

6. Leicestershire - £184.92

7. Tyne and Wear - £185.53

8. Northamptonshire - £187.64

9. Staffordshire - £188.74

10. Glamorgan - £189.45

Al Preston, co-founder of, said: “come as a bit of a surprise to us that London isn’t in the top 10, however that’s probably because there is more competition there than somewhere like Cornwall, which will often drive down the average cost.“

The car repair platform has also created a postcode cost calculator, where members of the public can find out what the average car repair cost is for their area:

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