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2018-01-30 09:12

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London - The UK’s leading warranty company has revealed details of its largest repair bills from 2017.

Warrantywise's  biggest pay-out for 2017 was for the equivalent of R168 527 for a McLaren MP4-12C gearbox repair.

The data reveals the real cost of repairs for cars, from the likes of Lamborghini, Land Rover, Ferrari and Porsche.

Expensive repairs

The list of the top ten repairs ranges from R 85 679 to R 168 527. A McLaren MP4-12C tops the list, with a major gearbox repair bill totalling a massive R 168 527.

The top ten list is full of some of the world’s most famous cars, with the top three pay outs covering major engine and gearbox repairs. 


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Warrantywise’s data also reveals just how expensive relatively minor issues can be. Repairing an oil leak in a Porsche Cayenne, for example, came with a bill of R 92 589, with a sensor repair on a Mercedes C Class costing R 86 522.

Lawrence Whittaker, CEO of Warrantywise, said: "Repair bills are not cheap – especially on certain vehicles. 

"It’s not just supercars who have expensive repair bills, but the fact that we also have the likes of Mercedes and Land Rover in our 2017 pay outs just goes to show that all cars have the potential to go wrong. We’ve got experience in covering almost every car on the road, so you know that you are in safe hands with Warrantywise."



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