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Brits play mechanics to beat rising fuel costs

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+109% rise in visits for exhaust pipes, +83% for headlights

London, May 26th 2011 – As petrol prices are soaring, owning a car is getting increasingly expensive. Twenga, the open shopping platform with the biggest choice online, reports five types of car spare parts are among this week’s top 100 most searched-for items, showing Brits trying to beat rising fuel costs by repairing their cars themselves.

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Searches for exhaust pipes have seen a significant rise by 109% this week, followed by headlights (+83%) and gearboxes (+63%). Lambda sensors and wing mirrors have gained popularity as well, registering an increase in visits by 35% and 23% respectively.

Top 5 most searched-for car spare parts Increase in searches 
Headlights +83% 
Exhaust pipes +109% 
Lambda sensors +35% 
Gearboxes+63%
Wing mirrors +23% 

Source: visits from May 17th to May 25th compared with previous week

About Twenga
Twenga is the open shopping platform with the biggest choice online. Thanks to its proprietary technology, Twenga gathers on its websites all retailers, products and prices it finds on the Web.

Founded in 2006 by Bastien Duclaux and Cedric Anes, Twenga runs 15 sites, including the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, Brazil, Russia, the United States, Australia, Japan and China among others, displaying 400 million offerings from more than 200,000 online shops. Twenga’s sites received 45 million visits in November 2010. In the same year, Twenga won the Red Herring 100 Global Award, the Young Technology Leader Award and the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in the Company of the Future Category.

Website: www.twenga.co.uk/
Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/#!/TwengaUK
Twitter: http://twitter.com/twenga_uk/

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