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Last updated on September 5th, 2022

Mechanic hourly rate in the UK

As a car owner, it’s important to keep your vehicle in good working order so that you’re always able to rely on it getting you from A to B. In this guide, we look at the average mechanic hourly rate in the UK.
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What is the average mechanic hourly rate in the UK?

When it comes to mechanic hourly rates in the UK, they can vary depending on the individual mechanic, their experience, the type of work that needs doing, and where you live in the country.

ItemRange - LowRange - HighAverage cost
Garage mechanic hourly rate£40£80£60
Mobile mechanic hourly rate£25£60£45
Mobile mechanic callout fee£45£85£65

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On average, you can expect to pay somewhere in the region of £25 – £80 for a car mechanic hourly rate. Prices will also depend on whether you’re getting the work done in a garage, or hiring a mobile mechanic to come out to you.

Regional variations also affect the average auto mechanic hourly rate in the UK, with mechanics in and around London often charging a higher rate per hour.

Garage mechanic hourly rate

When looking at mechanic hourly rates in the UK, you’ll tend to notice that garage mechanics often charge a higher rate per hour than mobile or self-employed mechanics. The average garage mechanic hourly rate is around £50 – £80 per hour – depending on where you live in the country.

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Mobile mechanic hourly rate

As we’ve already mentioned, the average mobile mechanic hourly rate tends to be lower than a garage mechanic hourly rate. This is mainly because they don’t have the overheads of running a garage and can charge less for their work.

The average mobile mechanic hourly rate is around £25 – £60 per hour, depending on the individual mechanic. However, many mobile mechanics may also charge a callout fee of around £45 – £85 in addition to charging an hourly rate for subsequent work. Make sure you confirm the costs upfront before hiring a mobile mechanic to come out.

You may also be charged a higher rate for mobile mechanics to work outside of standard hours, such as evenings, weekends and bank holidays.

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