When you are shopping around for a new car you need to consider how reliable the make and model you are looking at are, as well as all the other decisions such as engine size, fuel economy and colour.
Just Tyres is now helping with your research by releasing its list of most reliable cars, as well as those that are most likely to leave you stranded at the side of the road.
Top 10 most reliable cars
Not only do we all hope that our car will get us from A to B time and time again, in an ideal world we also want it to be cheap to repair if something does go wrong.
The good news is, if you pick the right car you could manage to combine brilliant reliability with cheap repair costs.
Research by Just Tyres has revealed that some of the nation’s most reliable cars are also the cheapest to repair.
For example, the Mitsubishi Lancer is the country’s most affordable car, according to Just Tyres, and also the second most reliable, proving that reliability doesn’t have to mean an expensive car.
Top 10 least reliable cars
According to Just Tyres data, you may want to avoid buying a Nissan GT-3: it has the dubious honour of being the eighth most unreliable car and the most expensive car to repair with an average fix cost of a whopping £3,516 – more than 50 times what it costs for the average repair to a Mitsubishi Lancer.
The Maserati Granturismo and the Aston Martin DB9 also feature on the least reliable and most expensive to repair lists.
The lists also reveal that you don't get what you pay for when it comes to reliability, with some of the most expensive cars on the market, including Bentleys, Aston Martins and Maseratis appearing on the least reliable list.
Buy a supercar that breaks down and you'll also face a whopping repair bill with all the cars on the least reliable list costing more to repair than the most reliable car