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Ford makes the models with the lowest repair costs according to Warranty Direct
Ford cars are the cheapest for accident repair according to Warranty Direct claims

Story: DAVID WILKINS

IF you want to keep repair costs down on your company cars, buy a Ford. That’s the message of a survey carried out by MoneySupermarket.com and Warranty Direct.

The survey, based on claims made Warranty Direct policy-holders, showed average repair costs on Ford models of £223.92.

Keeping repair costs down on company cars is vital to contain costs, yet garage labour rates have risen to a record average of £83 per hour says Warranty Direct. That figure is up from £80.44 in 2011 and more than 10% higher than it was two years previously.

Prices of both independent and franchised repairers ranged between £36.60 per hour to as much as £201.60 in well-healed Hertfordshire, meaning it’s vital for a business car manager to ensure they get the best value repairs for their company car drivers.

Here are the “top ten” manufacturers for the cheapest repair costs:

1 Ford £223.92

2 Suzuki £234.96

3 Peugeot £251.58

4 Fiat £260.25

5 Skoda £261.02

6 Smart £268.27

7 Hyundai £269.90

8 Vauxhall £270.42

9 Citroen £270.72

10 SEAT £273.35

 

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