80% of UK Motorists Are Being Overcharged for Servicing & MOTs

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New research has revealed that most motorists in the UK are being overcharged for MOT and servicing requirements. The report from MotorEasy suggested that four out of five drivers are overpaying because they are not benefiting from booking their Service and MOT requirements together.

According to this research up to 85% of the checks performed on cars during a service are included in an annual MOT test, and this means that drivers often pay for most of the checks to be done twice on their vehicle, which could provide a saving of up to 40% on the overall cost.

MOT testing will not highlight all the potential problems with a vehicle. They do not cover important parts of a vehicle such as the engine, clutch and gearbox for example.

The founder of MotorEasy, Duncan McClure Fisher said that the motor industry is seeing the rise of the ‘Do It For Me’ generation. He said: “Time-poor consumers want to minimize the amount of time they spend at dealers and garages, without paying over the odds for it.

“One way to do this is to book your service and MOT together, as the garage will conduct all of the checks required to pass an MOT during the service.

“Not only will drivers be spared an extra visit to the garage, but they can also save money.”

How to avoid being overcharged

At Book My Garage, we are passionate about helping motorists find the best price for their vehicle’s MOT tests, services and repairs. You can use our online booking tool to find great independent garages in your local area. Many of our garages offer discounts when you book an MOT & service at the same time; some even offer an MOT for just 1p when booked with a major service. Enter your car reg and post code into our comparison tool to instantly compare offers in your local area.

Mandy Weston

Mandy Weston

Mandy is an ex-mechanic, with 22 years’ experience in the motor industry. As an in-house motoring expert, Mandy is the go-to woman for any relevant questions that our customers have; both garages and drivers. From specific problems with your car to general maintenance, Mandy is a reliable source of information and advice. Her passion for motoring is a huge factor to her success and the huge wealth of knowledge that she has. She now uses her remarkable grasp of the industry to write regular content for our readers to help drivers understand their car better, avoid being ripped off by garages and save money on their motoring requirements.

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