Nearly 80% of drivers don’t budget towards the day-to-day running costs of their cars.
motoreasy revealed 22% of drivers do put a some money aside each month, but not enough to cover their costs should things go wrong. The 9% of car owners who save over £75 a month, are ‘underestimating’ likely costs.
Official figures show that the typical cost of running a car has increased by 100% in the last 10 years.
"It’s astonishing that more motorists don’t budget for car maintenance," says motoreasy managing director David Gerrans. "Car servicing, breakdown and repairs now cost an average of £1000 a year, yet drivers still only consider the cost of insurance, fuel and tax. They forget about the other massive expenses of running a car."