When something goes wrong with your car and it needs to spend some time in your local garage, it can be a nervous wait to find out exactly what has snuffed it and how much it's going to cost you.

If you thought your £200 brake calliper replacement was steep though, the guys at Warrantywise are about to make you feel a whole lot better through their ranking of the highest repair bills in the UK from last year.

It turns out that the biggest payout the company had in 2018 was a colossal £8,928 for a cooling fan motor on a Lamborghini Aventador. That's nearly nine grand for an electric motor, a fairly brutal kick in the jewels for the owner if he hadn't gone down the route of a warranty.

Here's the top 10 car repair bills that Warrantywise collated last year:

Lamborghini Aventador – Cooling Fan Motor – £8928

Porsche 911 Carrera 2 – Engine (various faults) – £8709

Audi A1 – Engine – £6254

McLaren MP4 - 12C – Gearbox – £6084

Land Rover Discovery 4 – Engine – £5900

Ford S-Max – Clutch (various faults) – £5524

Mercedes C-Class – Engine – £5306

BMW 1 Series – Engine – £5239

Skoda Yeti – Fuel System – £5084

Nissan X-Trail – Differential – £5009

What's slightly alarming about this list is that it isn't only filled with supercars and other performance machinery. When cars like a Ford S-Max and a 1 Series are making the cut, it's a stark reminder that some parts can cost the earth no matter what car you're in.

Thankfully, the fact that Warrantywise has this data means that the cars were all under warranty when things went wrong, showing the value of investing in what is essentially your own little insurance policy against mechanical nightmares.

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