For our most avid followers, you may have spotted the page we created last year that delved into the cost of car servicing in 2021. In it, we presented a range of service prices from our data, and here at Fixter, we arrange a lot of car services and MOTs.

We outlined the costs for different service levels while comparing independent garages and dealerships for a selection of example vehicles. We also showed just how much money we save our customers across the board.

Moving into 2022, we’re beginning to gather brand new data that will eventually show us comparable prices for the forthcoming year.

Fixter car service costs from 2021

With three levels of car service to deliberate, our data delivered the following average prices for car servicing in 2021.

The average cost of an Interim Service was £119.00. Prices ranged from £80 to £200.

The average cost of a Full Service was £151.00. Prices ranged from £133 to £300.

The average cost of a Major Service was £284.00. Prices ranged from £250 to £400.

If you check our prices against our competitors, you’ll see that we consistently save our customers money.

Why will my car service cost more in 2022?

It’ll be a miracle if your annual or interim service doesn’t see a generous hike in what it costs over the coming year. There have been so many situations over the past few years that will have a noticeable effect on the economy. Sadly, the cost of everything from groceries and heating to holidays and entertainment will suffer.

That includes your vehicle maintenance, repairs, car servicing and MOTs.

Brexit

It almost hurts to bring this up again. When the pandemic hit the headlines, many of us shifted our despondency from the problems that came with Brexit to a new set of issues altogether.

According to the Independent, the latest figures suggest that Brexit is currently costing us around £400–800 million each week.

And who’s going to pay for that? Well, we are, of course.

The COVID-19 pandemic

Moving on to the cost of the pandemic, once again trying to hide the sorry state of Brexit with an alternative set of distracting bad news, government borrowing, according to sources at BBC news, has reached around £500 billion—so far. And it’s not over yet; despite borrowing dropping significantly, we’re not out of the woods, not by a long shot.

And who’s going to pay for it? I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, aren’t I?

Energy prices

With the energy price cap rising from April, we’re all set to see massive price hikes in what we pay for our gas and electricity.

The government is making a few temporary measures to help, with council tax rebates and energy loans, but they’ll need repaying over the following years. In one hand, as they say, and out of the other.

Inflation

All these costs are going to drive up the price of everything. Go straight to the horse’s mouth, and the Bank of England is predicting inflation to rise to over 7% this spring.

Can you get excited that your wage is going to grow at the same rate this year to keep you in line with inflation? Unless you’re one of the few in precisely the right industry or social class, sadly not. All we can look forward to is life becoming more expensive with less money to pay for it.

The cost of living

Sadly, the sedate and small rises