UK Study Reveals Audi Repairs Are More Expensive than Those of BMW or Mercedes

A study made by Whocanfixmycar centered on repair costs for the three German premium brands has revealed that Audi models have a higher price for repairs than their BMW or Mercedes-Benz equivalents.
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The people of Whocanfixmycar partner with garages, mechanics, and dealerships to submit repair quotes for drivers who own cars that need mechanical attention. According to data obtained from the platform, the website published a set of results as it did last year.

It appears that Audi repairs are more expensive than BMW or Mercedes-Benz servicing costs. The site announced a price difference of 12% between quotes for Audi models and the average of the three brands.

The average estimate for an Audi repair of any type was of almost 250 pounds (approx. $360), while one for a Mercedes-Benz car was lower than 200 pounds (approx. $288). BMW repair costs fit right between the two, the study shows. According to the authors of the study, the results are consistent across the range of each comparable model.

However, they did note that a quote for an A-Class Mercedes-Benz could go as high as one for an E-Class.

Since this study focuses on an average quote across all the requests received, the makers of the analysis felt the need to explain their data. For example, some jobs like brake and exhaust repairs are cheaper on Audi models than on their German counterparts, while servicing and MOT routine work is marginally lower on Audi models, but BMW and Mercedes-Benz models come close.

The most expensive repair quotes that set Audi apart from their rivals were those for clutch and gearbox work, engine and cooling operations, bodywork and dents, along with security, locking, and keys. In the situations specified in the paragraph above, Audi cars had higher costs than their equivalents.

However, the analysis revealed that the higher costs come only to models that were between six and 12 years old last year. Before a car turns six years old, the garage quotes for Audi repairs are slightly higher than their BMW equivalents (25 pounds above), or Mercedes-Benz rivals (around 50 pounds above).

The makers of the analysis revealed that repair costs significantly drop for cars over 12 years old, but owners tend not to mind some faults by the time their cars turn this age.
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About the author: Sebastian Toma
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Sebastian's love for cars began at a young age. Little did he know that a career would emerge from this passion (and that it would not, sadly, involve being a professional racecar driver). In over fourteen years, he got behind the wheel of several hundred vehicles and in the offices of the most important car publications in his homeland.
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