Unlucky Volvo driver pays almost a grand for repairs

It’s all gone to pot – at least the roads are, according to a survey by Warranty Direct. The company found potholes in British roads cost motorists £2.8bn in repairs.

The survey, based on repairs to 500,000 cars, found that almost a third of vehicle mechanical failures are caused by the jolting impacts of driving over craters, cracks and uneven road surfaces.

The average cost to an individual motorist was £285 in repairs to axle, suspension and steering, though in the worst case the driver of one Volvo S60 received a bill of over £950.