Take the Ford Fiesta, the UK's best selling car of 2010. A Ford Fiesta service at a Franchised Dealer can cost up to £225. Doing something as simple as booking the service online can save you as much as £70 on that model, in some cases more.
Even garages located within close proximity of one another can offer varying prices. One may have higher operating costs than the other therefore charge more for their services. Before booking a car service or MOT, do a bit of research to see if switching to a different garage can save money.
Independent garages generally don't have the operating costs or the prime locations of some franchised dealers, so they can keep costs down. These savings can then be passed on to customers, meaning lower prices and a job well done.
What Car? Magazine suggests shopping around, "Our advice is to shop around, ask lots of questions and get a final all-inclusive price before booking your car in for a service. It may be that you'll have to drive 20 miles to get the best deal, but it can be worth it for the sort of savings that we've shown you can achieve."
Clearly there's a lot of factors that influence the price of a car service. Howeve
r by taking a little time to shop around, it's possible to make some significant savings .
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