Tuesday 8th March 2011
Be Wiser Insurance

Many motorists are feeling the pinch as the recession stretches on. However, new research has indicated that people in the UK are paying more to use their cars.

A leading price comparison website has released figures that clearly show how much more Britain’s drivers are paying for keep their vehicles on the road. Currently just under £2,400 is being spent each year by every motorist on average. This figure is up from nearly £1,800 in previous years.

The rising costs are attributed mainly to the increases in fuel prices, car insurance, road tax and general servicing. The company has estimated that drivers fork out a grand total of around £75 billion on motoring, and that this is an area where many people are looking to save money.

"The rising cost could lead to more uninsured drivers on our roads and people invalidating their insurance by driving unsafe vehicles as they can no longer afford proper maintenance," said a spokesman for the company.

Motorists are reminded it is illegal to drive without valid road tax, MOT or insurance. In addition, it is vital that vehicles are regularly maintained to prevent breakdowns and accidents which could cost even more than the price of a service.

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