New research reveals many motorists are forking out as much as £82.00 more than other places in the UK
According to new research carried out by MyCarNeedsA.com, car MOT and servicing prices are 42% higher in the capital than they are in Stoke-on-Trent, which is less than 170 miles away.
The comparison website has discovered the country’s towns and cities charging higher prices for MOTs and services, with many motorists having to fork out around £82.00 more than drivers in other areas of the country.
The place charging the highest price for an MOT and a service is South West London, where car owners are spending on average £195.95, says MyCarNeedsA.com.
Leicester was charging the second highest prices at £187.85, followed by Portsmouth where the average price for an MOT and service costs around £186.08.
Stoke-on-Trent was revealed as the place charging the cheapest prices for an MOT and service, with an average bill equating to around £113.06 – 42% cheaper than in South West London.
The second cheapest place in the country was Walsall (£117.89), followed by Doncaster where the average price for an MOT and service is £127.90.
MyCarNeedsA.com compared the prices of 6,000 car services to discover which areas of the country motorists are having to pay out the most.
“Our research shows that motorists are paying a premium for servicing, MOT, brakes and clutches in certain parts of England,” said managing director of the comparison website, Scott Hamilton.
As a matter of fact, drivers in South West London are forking out 73% more for an MOT and service than motorists in Stoke-on-Trent.
According to Mr Hamilton, many motorists are being hit hard depending on whereabouts they live in the country, despite everyone paying for the same kind of services – an MOT and servicing.
Places charging the highest prices for an MoT and service:
1. South West London – £195.95
2. Leicester – £187.85
3. Portsmouth – £186.08
4. Bristol – £180.72
5. Nottingham – £176.32
6. Dartford – £174.92
7. Wigan – 174.66
8. Bradford – £174.50
9. Preston – £171.55
10. Crewe – £170.83
Places charging the cheapest prices for an MoT and service:
1. Stoke-on-Trent – £113.06
2. Walsall – £117.89
3. Doncaster – £127.20
4. Coventry – £127.99
5. Swansea – £129.44
6. Derby – £129.65
7. Birmingham – £130.50
8. Manchester – £130.55
9. Stockport – £130.66
10. Oldham – £131.25
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