33 Choose a car that comes with a free or cheap servicing package. If youre leasing the car, go for a deal that include maintenance, but make sure youre not paying over the odds for it.
34 You dont have to use your cars dealer network for servicing and repairs. Independent garages are entitled to work on it within its warranty period, provided they follow the manufacturers 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 dont get ripped off.