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%