Nearly half (49%) of people have put off vehicle repairs due to rising living costs, a survey has found.
More than a third (39%) are concerned their car will break down due to neglect while 56% are concerned about how they would be able to afford any repairs, the research by Censuswide among more than 2,100 people whose household owns a vehicle found.
More than half (54%) of motorists also said they had started trying to use their vehicle less to save money, according to the survey in February for Nationwide Building Society’s FlexPlus account.
“Also, having a reliable breakdown cover in place will mean that you won’t be left stranded.”
Motoring journalist Vicki Butler-Henderson said: “Small levels of maintenance, such as topping up oil and checking tyre depths will save you bigger bills down the road.”