21 Jun 2024
The voice of the independent garage sector

Cost of living crisis: Motorists to skip servicing?

32% of drivers are either likely or very likely to delay or entirely skip having their vehicle serviced in the next 12 months as a result of to the cost of living crisis, with 11% looking to do work themselves, a new study has found

The survey, performed by BookMyGarage.com also indicated that 64% of UK motorists are to some degree concerned that their car may need work over the next few months which they will not be able afford. The survey found that a 21% of those surveyed will be looking to use cheaper replacement parts, and a further 16% hold off on repairs until a problem became critical.

Commenting on the results, Karen Rotberg, Co-founder of BookMyGarage.com, said: “Not having your car serviced may seem like an easy way to cut down on motoring bills, but the reality is that more problems are likely to occur in the long term and could cost drivers more money overall. We are fully understanding that these are difficult times for drivers. Replacement parts are more expensive, and garage owners are seeing their overheads skyrocket too. While we emphasise the need for a vehicle service, we are also aware that some drivers may feel they have no choice but to skip having it done.”

For the full results of the survey, visit: https://bookmygarage.com/blog/cost-of-living-crisis-impacts-drivers/