Take a drive!

You’ll be miles ahead with your car fi­nance with our thrifty guide

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Crochet -

With more than 31.5 mil­lion li­cenced cars in the UK, mo­tor­ingre­search.com found that the av­er­age car costs more than £388 a month to run. So how can we save some money when we're on the road? 1 Pay for your car tax in one pay­ment if you can. It will save you 5%. 2 The price of fuel can vary even in the same vil­lage. Al­ways look around for the low­est prices. 3 Look for coun­cil MOT test cen­tres – they’ll usu­ally do MOTs for the pub­lic but won’t do re­pairs. That means they have noth­ing to gain from you fail­ing your MOT. 4 When it comes to car in­sur­ance, never just re­new. Al­ways com­pare prices on­line us­ing web­sites such as Com­pare The Mar­ket, Go Com­pare or con­fused.com. Al­ways de­clare any points. 5 If you’ve got points on your li­cence, it might be worth ad­ding a sec­ond driver to your in­sur­ance. 6 When get­ting your car fixed, get quotes for parts and labour. You might find that it’s cheaper buy­ing car parts your­self. 7 You could get a £1,000 fine if your driv­ing li­cence isn’t up to date, or con­tains any wrong de­tails – so check it now! 8 Check to see if your debit or credit card in­cludes break­down cover. If not, hunt around for the best deal. 9 If you don’t drive of­ten it might be worth join­ing a car club – af­ter you pay a join­ing fee, you’ll find cars parked all over cities that you can use for a min­i­mal fee, plus mileage. Or try car shar­ing – check out lift­share.com.

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