UK drivers are spending more than £21 billion a year on vehicle repairs, according to new research.
Motorists spend an average of £559 repairing problems with their cars each year, according to the study by car repair and maintenance company, Holts Lloyd International.
However, for drivers in London the average spend on vehicle repairs is £700 a year.
Engine overheating was revealed as the most popular reason why a car suffers breakdowns, as 18 per cent of drivers revealed they had suffered issues.
Clutch issues accounted for 17 per cent of breakdowns, closely followed by a smashed windscreen and oil issues.
The survey also revealed one in ten drivers have been forced into waiting over ten hours for help and support when their car breaks down.
The study revealed a staggering 78 per cent of those surveyed do not feel comfortable performing basic car repairs.
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