A survey of over 2,000 UK motorists by BookMyGarage.com has found that two thirds of respondents were concerned that their vehicle may require a repair at some point in the near future which they can’t afford to fix, due to growing financial pressures. With one third saying they were likely or very likely to either delay or skip having their vehicle serviced in the next 12 months due to the cost of living crisis.
One-in-10 motorists said they have even resorted to attempting repairs themselves on their own cars in an effort to save money.
With the UK’s CPIH inflation rate reaching 9.6% in October 20222, the cost of vehicle parts has also risen. The survey found that a fifth of the respondents will be looking to use cheaper replacement parts (such as budget tyres or non-genuine parts) as a way of cutting down on repair bills.