It has been shown that it is becoming increasingly difficult for drivers to be ‘hands-on’ with their cars with even the most simple tasks on modern cars requiring specialist tools. Previously, it was commonplace for most drivers to carry out such work themselves on their cars to save money. However, these once do-it-yourself tasks, such as changing a light bulb, have now become garage tasks as many modern cars require the whole headlamp assembly to be replaced.
In addition, labour prices are also on the rise adding to the expense of work on modern cars. Simon Bush of Britannia Driving School adds: ‘Gone are the days where drivers themselves with change the oil and replace the light bulbs of their own cars. The new and complicated technologies on modern cars are placing even greater strain on household budgets.’
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