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Sacrifices motorists make to keep cars on the road
Research has found that 70 per cent of motorists would make cutbacks of some kind to keep their car on the road.
According to research by MoneySupermarket.com, the increasing costs of running a car are forcing nearly three-quarters of drivers to make cutbacks to their outgoings in order to keep themselves motoring.
The price comparison website revealed the most common cutbacks motorists would make to stay behind the wheel are spending less on clothes and shoes, reducing the amount they spend on their social life, buying less alcohol and cigarettes, going to the pub less often and reducing their spending on holiday and mini breaks.
Pete Harrison, car insurance expert at MoneySupermarket.com, said: “The cost of motoring is an increasingly hot topic, and with the price of fuel recently hitting record highs, it continues to put additional pressures on household finances.
“It’s no surprise whatsoever Brits are making cutbacks to keep their cars on the road – many drivers, especially in rural areas, depend heavily on their cars on a daily basis to get them from A to B, and if the cost of motoring continues to rise as we have seen previously, these cutbacks may become a very significant reality.”