New research has revealed that motorists in some parts of the country are paying up to £195.95 for servicing and MOTs.
Price comparison site, MyCarNeedsA.com, has analysed the costs for thousands of MOT and servicing jobs across England and has identified the most expensive rates for motorists.
South West London is the most expensive place for a standard MOT and servicing, setting motorists back by an average of £195.95.
The second most expensive area is Leicester, where MOT and servicing costs an average of £187.85, followed by Portsmouth (£186.08), Bristol (£180.72), Nottingham (£176.32), Dartford (£174.92) and Wigan (£174.66).
Stoke-on-Trent is the cheapest with £113.06 for servicing and MOT. The second cheapest place is Walsall, where it costs £117.89, followed by Doncaster (£127.20), Coventry(£127.99), Swansea (£129.44), Derby (£129.65) and Birmingham (£130.50).
MyCarNeedsA.com’s managing director Scott Hamilton said: “Our research shows that motorists are paying 73% more for MOT and servicing in South West London, than they are in Stoke-on-Trent less than 200 miles away.
“The best price for a customer may not necessarily be the cheapest. With 41% of our customers not choosing the cheapest option, it is clear that customers use, location, services offered and customer reviews to choose the best quote for them.”