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Which UK regions have the most breakdown enquiries?

New research from Motor Codes has revealed the UK areas that generate the most breakdown enquires to their advice line.

**New research from Motor Codes has revealed the UK areas that generate the most breakdown enquires to their advice line. **

Taking the UK as a whole, London and the South-East of England are the two areas where drivers make the most car servicing and repair calls. This accounts for almost a third of calls to the Motor Codes line. This is closely followed by car owners in the East of England, who made up 15% of calls.

Northern Ireland and the North East, in contrast, are the UK areas registering the lowest motoring calls (1% each). Wales (3%) and Yorkshire (5%) were also among the lowest.

Chris Mason, Motor Codes managing director, commented on these results pointing out that the good news is "that the vast majority of calls to our advice line are for exactly that – advice – and the serious side of looking at where the most satisfied customers are is that only 7% of calls last year relating to Motor Codes garages required any formal intervention.”

Car advice

Further figures from the research showed that problems with cam belts, head gaskets, oil leaks and injectors were the top reasons why UK drivers called asking for advice.

Many drivers are also interested in installing further features to their vehicles, such as side skirts and sill skirts. What most drivers ignore, however, is that modifying their car could cause the cancellation of their current insurance policy.

While many car insurance providers would cover vehicles with certain modifications, without an additional charge, others might have specific policies for this type of car. The best advice is to find out what the different offers available in the market are and then compare deals online.

Once you find a car insurance provider that covers your modified car, the only thing left to do is sign the contract.