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Average UK car costs £192 a month to run

Cost of motoring

New research has revealed that it costs an average of £192 a month to run a car, with fuel accounting for nearly half of all expenditure. The study, conducted by online car parts provider CarParts4Less, calculated an eye-watering total of £2,300 a year. Fuel costs for a typical driver were …

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Cost of refuelling a car plummets

Filling up at the petrol pump

The average cost of filling up a car with unleaded petrol has dropped to its lowest level since May 2016, as a result of the historic oil price falls caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Data from RAC Fuel Watch shows the average price of a litre of petrol fell by …

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Most expensive UK cities to drive a car

London traffic

Birmingham is the most expensive city to own a car in the UK, according to new research. Researchers looked at the most common items of motoring expenditure in 20 locations across the country and found that our second city is actually top of the table. Its position was largely driven …

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Drivers feeling the pinch as fuel prices soar

Filling up at the petrol pump

Motorists on ‘lower’ incomes are being priced off the road by record-breaking fuel costs, claims new research. Drivers who earn between £5,001 and £10,000, such as part-time sales or customer service workers who are likely to have other commitments such as young families or other dependents, are paying a significant …

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How to reduce your car’s running costs

Credit cards can save you money

Keeping a car on the road can cost drivers thousands each year, so along with safety and reliability, running costs are often a top consideration for many when choosing a car. We’ve teamed up with Warranty Direct to put together a guide to the most expensive outgoings that come with …

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Most Brits planning to ditch diesel cars

Diesel fuel

UK motorists look set to go green in the near future, as 55% plan to swap diesel for a more ‘planet-friendly’ alternative with their next car purchase. A study of 2,000 motorists currently in the market for a new vehicle found 42% are concerned that they may be taxed more …

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True total cost of motoring revealed

Car finance cost

The average UK motorist is spending £162 per month on running their car, or almost £2,000 per year, before they even take into account the cost of the vehicle itself, reveals new research from Kwik Fit. While many drivers buying a new or used car do so on finance and …

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Top 10 most searched for cars in 2017

BMW 3 Series

The BMW 3 Series is the most searched for car in the UK for the seventh year running, according to Auto Trader – the UK’s largest online marketplace for new and used cars. The 3 Series was searched for more than 40 million times on Auto Trader in 2017, closely …

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