A new survey conducted by car servicing provider, Servicing Stop, has found that 70 per cent of motorists prefer independent garages over main dealers.
46 per cent believe independents offer the best prices, 40 per cent said they prefer to use local businesses and a further 14 per cent claim independents are more likely to have their MOT, service or repair completed on their chosen date.
Just one third of motorists said they prefer main dealers over independents, claiming they are more accountable and better trained.
A quarter of motorists said they would rather pay more to get a service from a big trusted brand, but these are in the minority.
CEO and founder of Servicing Stop, Oly Richmond, said: “It is no surprise that motorists back independent garages, this has always been the case, but it is vital that as an industry we continue to pledge our support to local garages and independents everywhere and say no to manufacturers monopolising the market.
“We want to see garages and mechanics continue to thrive in a fast-paced and forever-growing automotive industry.”
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