(PRWEB UK) 23 November 2012
To keep repair costs down on 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
For more information, visit Business Car Manager at http://www.businesscarmanager.co.uk/