Owning a car is one thing in itself however, maintaining the car and ensuring that it is road worthy is a whole other problem. It has been found that one in three British motorists will have an unwanted repair bill this year some facing bills as high as £7239, with a combined shared bill totalling £1.6bn.
Over the next 12 months one third of the 16 million DVLA registered three to ten year old cars will suffer from some kind of mechanical failure. On average the cost will be around £335 with the most common faults being that resulting in some sort of electrical failing.
Depending on what vehicle your driving though will depend on that final figure on the bottom of your repair bill, the highest average repair costs by model are:
Mercedes-Benz SL (02 - ) £742.10
Mazda 3 (04 - 09) £655.24
Mercedes-Benz CL (00 - 07) £653.66
Mitsubishi Shogun (00 - 07) £600.13
Jeep Cherokee (01 - 08) £593.63
Mazda RX-8 (03 - ) £577.98
Audi A8 (03 - ) £551.29
Mercedes-Benz S-Class (99 - 06) £546.21
Porsche Boxster (04 - ) £528.75
Volkswagen Phaeton (03 - ) £525.29
However, the big bills are not limited to the expensive cars, one owner of a 1.3-litre Vauxhall Corsa (06) received a bill of £4,975 when it encountered catastrophic engine failure, requiring a complete rebuild. It is part of the deal when you own a car that you expect something to go wrong, you can do all the research and find the most reliable of cars but unfortunately things go wrong sometimes.
The major issue is that of the unknown, we never know when vehicles are going to break down, however if your car has let you down and you need a reliable car while yours is repaired then why not call or email Intack Self Drive and get yourself back on the road with the minimum of fuss.