The UK’s Top 10 Car Repairs Will Cost the Average Driver over £30,000 in Their Lifetime!

With autumn’s wet and chilly weather already upon us, many motorists will be anticipating car issues over the coming colder months. But what are the most common car repairs and how can drivers prolong them? We have tapped into our database to reveal the UK’s most common independent mechanical car repairs and has calculated the […]

ClickMechanic Partners with Arval, a Vehicle Leasing and Fleet Management Company

ClickMechanic is proud to be working with leading vehicle leasing and fleet management company, Arval. This relationship, which is currently in its first phase, will ultimately provide a new safe and secure servicing option for consumers and businesses who lease a vehicle through Arval. As of this week, we will be working alongside Arval to […]

How Much Do Drivers Really Earn? It Would Take 8 Years for a Bus Driver to Earn What Sebastian Vettel Does in a Day!

With Formula One reaching its final months and Sebastian Vettel and Lewis Hamilton challenging for the top spot, it’s hard not to get caught up in the excitement! Countless drivers across the UK wish that they too could have such a thrilling career along with the attractive salary. No doubt, all keen motorists will have […]

How Bad Is It to Idle at the School Gates? Leaving the Engine Running for 10 Minutes Every Day Can Fill Two Jumbo Jets with Excess Fumes over a Year

With a new school term just around the corner, we felt it fitting to highlight the effects of the everyday school run to the environment, particularly the habit of idling at the school gate with the engine running. For those drivers who are guilty of waiting for around 10 minutes on an average school day […]

2 in 5 UK Drivers Do Not Stick to Their Manufacturer’s Recommended Schedule

Our latest research has found that 2 in 5 UK drivers do not stick to their manufacturer’s recommended schedule when getting their car serviced. In fact, only 61% of drivers accurately stick to the schedule, whilst 16% do so within two months, 5% wait for longer than two months and a worrying 18% do not […]

Car Manufacturers Are Secretly Favouring Right-Handed Drivers over Left

With the internationally celebrated Left-Handers Day coming up this Sunday, we felt it fitting to analyse the design of the UK’s car and whether it favours those who are right-handed over their left-handed counterparts. Firstly, driving on the left-hand side of the road actually dates back far before motoring was invented; in more violent times, […]

Could Brexit Make Your Car Repair More Expensive?

UK motorists could see a 10% rise in their annual repair and service bill once the UK leaves the EU single market. The collective car repair bill could rise by more than £2billion due to new tariffs. This according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), which assumes the UK will fall back […]

The German Car Cartel

German car makers have come under the scrutiny of the European Commission after a tip-off that the auto industry is colluding to fix prices. The companies in question are Volkswagen, Mercedes and BMW. They are said to have discussed pricing of components to lower prices of their cars and gain a competitive advantage over other […]

Is the UK Getting Greener? Vehicle Emissions are down 4% Compared to 2007, but Have Plateaued Since 2010

Over the last decade, the UK’s motoring industry has taken an obvious, greener, direction; cars have become more efficient, electric cars have grown in popularity and, more recently, the government are pushing for a more eco-friendly future with its proposed Diesel Scrappage Scheme. In fact, we have researched into the latest greenhouse gas emissions figures […]

The Serious Fraud Office Investigates Europcar for Overpriced Car Repairs

Europcar, a major car rental company, has been accused of overcharging customers for car repairs on their rented vehicles. It has been found that the repair costs are quoted as high as 300% above industry standards. The Trading Standards body and Serious Fraud office have both launched investigations. Routine repairs, such as replacing a tyre, […]