Close to 40% of UK motorists are concerned that Brexit is going to mean more expensive cars. “It’s clear that motorists everywhere are apprehensive, Brexit will bring bigger bills,” says Servicing Stop, which conducted the research.
UK car maker Aston Martin said recently that if no Brexit deal is reached, a temporary halt in production may be inevitable.
The company explained that it would have a real problem if UK manufacturers had to rely on World Trade Organisation rules and were hamstrung by a strong pound. Aston Martin also said it needed to be able to recruit talented workers from the EU. “About 10% of our workforce is European,” it explained. “But it’s a very highly skilled workforce.”
The Servicing Stop survey also found that almost as many motorists were worried about petrol and diesel vehicles being banned, while one-fifth were worried about the move to electric vehicles. Servicing Stop says it is concerned about the demonisation of diesel cars which likely to push down their value.
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