The EU planned changes mean car manufacturers will no longer be forced to provide parts and computer codes to independent garages so they can carry out repairs on the vehicles.
Instead motorists will have to have their cars fixed at the manufacturer's dealership workshops, where charges are up to 40 per cent more.
The average hourly charge at an independent garage is £55.63 compared to £94.70 at a dealership garage, according to recent figures.
That's nice of them, isn't it?
Can we leave yet?