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Women charged more than men for car repairs

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A new survey has found that, on average, women are charged £45 more for car repairs than men. 

The survey, which was carried out by ClickMechanic, visited 182 garages across the UK with a 2011 Ford Focus which needed a replacement clutch. Both men and women participated in the survey to compare the difference in quotes.

10 cities across the UK were visited, with 8 out of 10 charging women a higher premium than men.

Birmingham was found to have the biggest difference with men quoted an average of £445, whilst women were quoted £582 for the same repair.

Sheffield and Edinburgh beat the trend, as both charged women less than men.

At our Ford Accident Repair Centre, we display our prices for standard repairs for Ford vehicles in our reception area so you are quoted one price.

We have an online quote request system for our servicing which you can view here: http://www.sheffieldford.co.uk/quoterequest 

Survey results as follows:

Birmingham £137 or 31% difference

Manchester £137 or 28% difference

Glasgow £98 or 20% difference

London £120 or 18% difference

Cardiff £66 or 12% difference

Bristol £25 or 4% difference

Leeds £15 or 3% difference

Liverpool £5 or 1% difference

Sheffield -£32  or -5% difference (it was cheaper for women)

Edinburgh -£117 or -19% difference (significantly cheaper for women)

Average price difference: £45

Average % difference: 8%

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