Motorists in the south of England make more complaints about garage servicing than those in the North, self-regulatory automotive industry body Motor Codes has revealed.
Motor Codes said 29% of dissatisfaction claims to a special motor industry garage advice line last year were from drivers in the south east of England. Only 12% were from the North West and a mere 2% from the North East.
Calls to Motor Codes can result in intervention, but only 7% of calls got to that stage. The ones that did are used in this study.
The top complaint was problems with cars' engine control units.
Here is a breakdown of complaints by UK regions:
Northern Ireland 1%
North-east England 2%
South-west England 9%
North-west England 12%
East of England 15%
South-east England 29%
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