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Motorists are out of pocket when it comes to servicing, according to research

Published 10 October 2013

Motorists could save as much as 50 per cent on servicing and MoTs by shopping around for the latest money saving deals, according to research from TootCompare.

According to TootCompare - a real-time comparison site - MoT and servicing charges can vary greatly, with some of the best deals going unnoticed because motorists are not searching for the best deals.

“The annual cost of an MoT and servicing can be a burden on stretched pockets,” said Douglas Rotberg, CEO of TootCompare.

“The maximum a garage can charge for an MoT is £54.85 excluding VAT, but many offer the service for much less if motorists shop around. We’ve seen savings of 40 per cent on the MoT alone.”

TootCompare allows motorists to search for the cheapest deals by entering their car registration and their postcode to get a breakdown of the car service providers in their area.

Comments

alan1302    on 10 October 2013

They are not comparing the quality of service which is the most important part.

Falkirk Bairn    on 11 October 2013

There is no VAT on the MoT Test figures - poor journalism.
First service for my Honda CRV listed as £215 inc VAT on Honda website.
Travelled 20 miles and AN Other Honda Service outlet £90 with a Honda stamp in the book!!

captpete    on 21 October 2013

which garage was that please

jackthompson664    on 13 October 2013

I have read on garage forums that TootCompare have listed many garages, and their labour rates, without the garages' consent. They are also showing garages with Motorcodes membership when they aren't members. I don't know how they get away with this.

Consumers be aware!!

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