Car Servicing, How To Save After Brexit
After Brexit, the automotive industry is likely to see some price increases. So, without further delay, learn why costs will rise and how we can help you save. Firstly, let’s explore the cost hikes and then give you some solutions.
When it comes to your car, the leading Brexit effect is cost. Why? Well, some of the cars we drive in the UK are engineered or made in the EU. And parts for these cars are usually shipped in from Europe too. BMW, Mercedes and Volkswagen are German brands, for instance. Whereas Citroen, Renault and Peugeot are mostly manufactured in France. With Brexit, we will see import costs increase as a result. Therefore the price of car parts and our subsequent car repairs are likely to go up.
Parts From The EU
Did you know that in 2019 an average of 1100 trucks delivered car and engine parts to the UK from Europe EVERY DAY? After Brexit, it is likely manufacturers will either send fewer trucks or see their import costs increase. Either way, car parts prices will rise, and we will see longer lead times.
And let’s not forget tyres, as a lot of these come from Italy, Spain, Germany and Poland. This includes the likes of Michelin. Plus, many UK-made car manufacturers still rely on German-made components and precision parts. So how can we save after Brexit?
Your Car & Brexit – How To Save
Failing a Free Trade Agreement, car service and repair costs will increase after Brexit. Especially if you opt for EU-based manufacturer parts, tyres and accessories. However, other than buying British-made cars, here are 3 ways you can avoid the cost hikes.
Brexit – Go Local, Buy British
Although it’s not possible to buy British all the time, the good news is that the automotive industry is starting to see more UK-made and sourced parts. And, as Brexit progresses, our automotive innovation will continue to improve. In the meantime, our advice is; be cost-effective and use a local garage. Because we are independant, we can always find a locally sourced solution. Better still, we have the freedom to shop around to get you the best price!
Plus, if your garage offers to weld (like us) then maybe you will find that sometimes you can REPAIR instead of REPLACE!