How YOUR car service and repair costs will rise by £70 a YEAR if no Brexit deal is made


Car service bills could jump by £70 on average after Brexit if no EU trade deal agreement is met

BRITS could be forced to shell out an extra £70 a YEAR on car servicing and repairs if no Brexit deal is agreed.

The industry has warned not securing a trade deal by the March 2019 deadline would cause the price of parts to rocket.

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Car owners could face higher repair bills after Brexit

An independent report from The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) found any introduction of import tariffs would hit UK drivers hard.

And the extra cost of imports and regulation would add £2billion to the UK’s annual car maintenance bill.

A 10 per cent increase for every motorists would see the price of annual servicing hit £777.

Import taxes would hike parts by £21 and the extra costs of customs delays and regulatory barriers would add £49 to the yearly bill.

Around 80 per cent of replacement car parts for British motors are imported – almost three quarters of these from EU-based suppliers.

And UK businesses who do make parts here would lose an estimated £3billion from charges on exporting.

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Customs delays and regulatory barriers could cost drivers more too

The aftermarket sector – including part makers, sellers and dealers – is worth £21.6billion and supports 347,000 jobs but would be under threat in a bad Brexit deal.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: “This report shows just how vital the UK automotive aftermarket is to our economy and society, supporting hundreds of thousands of jobs and keeping vehicles safe – and the country moving.

“If we don’t secure a new trading relationship with the EU that is free of tariffs and customs checks, British consumers could face significant increases to their annual car repair bill due to new tariffs and other trade barriers.

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