33 Choose a car that comes with a free or cheap servicing package. If you’re leasing the car, go for a deal that include maintenance, but make sure you’re not paying over the odds for it.
34 You don’t have to use your car’ dealer network for servicing and repairs. Independent garages are entitled to work on it within its warranty period, provided they follow the manufacturer’s service schedule and use original parts, or those of equivalent quality.
35 There can be huge differences in the cost of service and repair work between workshops. Make sure you call around to see which will do the work for less. Find accredited garages across the country at www.motorcodes.co.uk to make sure you don’t get ripped off.