Save on car insurance with maintenance

Wednesday, 07 December 2011

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Maintaining a vehicle effectively is one method of saving money and helps to avoid people claiming on car insurance.

However, motorists could also reduce the cost of replacement parts by up to 50 per cent by exploring the market to find cheaper makes, according to What Car?

The magazine discovered that, although the dealer price for an original-equipment battery to fit a new small family car was £71.66, a big-brand aftermarket part could be purchased for £41.94.

As well as this, a set of front brake pads bought from the dealer cost £65.40, marking an increase from the £36.60 cost of a matching-quality pair.

What Car? consumer editor Emma Butcher said: "It's always best to ask your dealer or garage to source your parts for you. However, if you are buying them yourself, make sure you deal only with a reputable retailer and are sure of the part's quality."

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