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Drivers short changing themselves on car care

Most UK motorists don’t save towards the costs of running their cars, despite average bills now hitting around £400 a month according to motoreasy, a car care service provider.

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."

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