Surrey and London are the two most expensive regions in Britain to have work done on your car, with hourly garage rates as much as £14.07 higher than the national average of £67.
According to a survey of 6000 UK garages carried out by Motoreasy, Surrey came out as the most expensive, with the average garage there charging £81.07 an hour for work, while garages in London asked for £77.42 on average.
Conversely, the five cheapest regions are in Scotland. The cheapest was Selkirkshire, where the average garage charges just £49.69 an hour for work.
Of all the surveyed UK areas, rates for private garages were on average 40% cheaper than franchised manufacturer workshops.
The cheapest hourly rate found by the survey was £36, offered by a private garage in Manchester. The priciest was £234 an hour, charged by a prestige sports car manufacturer dealership in Reading, Berkshire.