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Almost half of Brits spend more disposable income on their car

Date: 11/04/2014 09:59:27
Category: Car tracking
Author: Laura Varley

Some 47 per cent of Brits admit that they spend more of their disposable income on their car over anything else, a new survey shows.

According to aol.com, the survey from Halfords Autocentres reveals just 21 per cent of Brits spend more money on their holidays, showing just how important cars are to British motorists.

Car costs are a concern for many drivers though, as only 58 per cent of Brits use their car everyday, whereas in 2012 63 per cent drove seven days a week. Moreover, two years ago 44 per cent of people used their car as their work transport, this proportion has now dropped to 41 per cent, reports halfordsautocentres.com.

Rising fuel prices are a the biggest worry for 25 per cent of drivers. In order to cut back costs, many motorists are looking after their cars properly. Some 41 per cent say their vehicles reliability and safety is the least of their worries and nearly 60 per cent do not pay attention to their manufacturer's guidelines when serving their car.

Roy Carlin from Halford's Autocentres says car maintenance is vital and not just a luxury.

"Despite a rise in personal earnings, stable inflation and fuel prices that are at a three-year low, drivers feel that they are already paying a high enough price for their motoring and are unwilling to spend more on anything they feel is unnecessary," he explains.

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