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Young drivers rely on bank of Mum and Dad

Cost of motoring

More than half of parents financially contribute to their child’s first car, new research has revealed. The survey, conducted by comparethemarket.com, found that a quarter of mums and dads (28%) covered the entire cost – at an average of £3,528. CityAverage amount parents contribute to their child’s first carSheffield £4,544Edinburgh£4,230Birmingham £4,009Newcastle £3,802London£3,779 Help …

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EVs are nearly 50% cheaper to run than petrol cars

Hyundai Kona Electric

Electric vehicles are nearly £1,000 cheaper to run than petrol cars over a year, according to new research from comparethemarket.com. The figures show the average cost to run an EV for 12 months is £1,091 compared with £2,062 for a conventional car – a difference of £971. The running costs …

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Cheapest places to learn to drive

Young driver

Learning to drive is a goal that many look to achieve as soon as they turn 17, but new data has revealed the true cost of getting on the road in the UK. South West England is the cheapest place to learn to drive at £24 a lesson on average, …

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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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Tips for maintaining your car during COVID-19 lockdown

Lexus UX

It looks like the extended layoff due to the Coronavirus pandemic could last until early May, which means our cars are parked for longer than usual and are getting little use. With the UK government’s advice to stay at home and only venture out for specific, essential reasons, Lexus has …

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Ready for the car tax changes in April?

Car tax rises

Thinking of buying a new car? The road ahead could be rocky thanks to tax rises coming in April 2019… If you’re using your own vehicle for work, you’re probably all too aware the tax it’s costing you. If you’re smart, you’re also on the ball about the tax it …

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Road tax hikes for most new car buyers

Cost of motoring

Seven out of 10 drivers are set to pay more tax under new VED (Vehicle Excise Duty) rules which come into force on April 1. According to research by HonestJohn.co.uk, the majority of new car buyers will lose out, adding more than £500 to the long-term running costs of Britain’s …

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The True Cost Of Owning A Car

True Cost of Owning a Car

Have you considered buying a new car? You may be surprised at the real cost behind owning a new car once you add all the additional extras. Insurance, fuel, parking and maintenance, it all adds up and that’s not even to mention the swift depreciation new cars face. Never fear …

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Indecent Acts

In recent decades, politics has become just a game played by consenting adults who have never had a proper job. That’s the general view of the public, or so it seems, and it’s a view that is hard to argue with. We all assume that our chosen candidate has put …

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DfT to slash motoring red tape

The Department for Transport is to slash red tape rules governing the freedom of motorists in the UK, rolling back restrictive policies that have risen in number over the last decade. Statutory Off Road Notifications (SORNs) are coming under fire with the rules set to be relaxed, meaning a SORNed …

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