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Mechanic Labour Rate Varies £97 Per-Hour In UK

By Stephen Turvil | August 28, 2015

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Postcode lottery: average hourly rate charged by mechanics for labour varies nearly £100 throughout United Kingdom.

Mechanic Labour Rate Varies £97 Per-Hour In UK
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Average Labour Rate For Mechanics In UK

How much mechanics charge for labour varies nearly £100 per-hour between postcodes, Warrantywise says. The company – that provides insurance to cover the cost of repairs – says that the largest average variation is between Twickenham in London (£141) and Kirkwall in Scotland where the typical cost is £44 (-£97 per-hour).

Regional labour rates make interesting reading too. London is the most expensive where mechanics typically charge £101.60 per-hour. It is followed by the: South-West (£89.12), East (£88.75), South (£86), North West (£84.72), Midlands (£83.77), Wales (£77), North East (£76.33) and Scotland (£71.42). As for specific garages, 1 of the most expensive is in Surrey as it charges £240 per-hour. A business in Birmingham, in contrast, is amongst the cheapest (£36).

Warrantywise Chief Executive Officer, Lawrence Whittaker, said: “Some of the differences Warrantywise has discovered are, frankly, offensive. Our advice is simple: shop around, negotiate and remember that as a paying customer,you are holding the ace cards.”

UK Mechanic Labour Rates By Region And Postcode


 

LONDON: £101.60 an hour average 
N£81W£111
E£97BR£121
LU£82SM£76
MK£94SW£109
CM£89RH£103
EN£111WD£120
HA£106CR£108
SE£85RM£90
NW£99KT£129
AL£106SL£108
DA£105TN£97
IG£101CT£95
TW£141HP£104
UB£98GU£98
CO£93SS£98
SG£87ME£101


 

SCOTLAND: £71.42 an hour average 
KW£44AB£63
KY£59PA£74
IV£72PH£71
EH£72G£74
DD£69FK£80
DG£72TD£91
ML£94KA£65


 

NORTH WEST: £84.72 an hour average
CA£74BD£84
WA£86SK£94
HD£88OL£97
LA£83BB£84
PR£86S£82
HX£87LS£95
M£75WF£90
CH£88HG£87
WN£78BL£82
L£81FY£92
CW£66  


 

SOUTH: £86 an hour average 
GL£72OK£85
SO£76PO£79
SN£96RG£98
BN£95SP£74
BH£99  


 

MIDLANDS: £83.77 an hour average 
NG£89ST£109
WS£56NN£75
DE£94HR£79
TF£74B£74
LE£83CV£89
WV£73WR£109
DY£85  


 

NORTH EAST: £76.33 an hour average 
LN£86TS£75
DN£79DH£81
NE£75SR£96
HU£71YO£73
DL£51  


 

SOUTH WEST: £89.12 an hour average
BS£91BA£85
TA£80EX£95
TQ£71PL£81
TR£85  


 

WALES: £77 an hour average 
LL£64SY£83
CF£86SA£75
NP£78LD£76


 

EAST: £88.75 an hour average 
PE£77NR£81
CB£109IP£88


 

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