North West Drivers Struggle To Cope With Car Costs

Drivers in the North West say they are struggling to cope with the cost of running a car.

A new study says around half of motorists in the region said they have made some sort of driving sacrifice to cut costs.

Research done by the used car search website found that 25% of drivers are cutting back on fuel.

The YouGov poll of more than 2,000 people also reveals that one in eight people are ramping up their use of public transport in a bid to save costs.

When asked, a massive 82% of drivers said fuel prices were their biggest worry.

A third were most concerned with the cost of car insurance, while one in five said their biggest worry was the state of the roads in their area.

Almost three in 10 drivers said that they would still be cutting down on the amount they drive this year.

Phill Jones, commercial director of, commented: “It appears that recent efforts by the Government to improve its poor reputation with motorists have failed, as an unacceptable level of drivers are being forced to make sacrifices in their life to simply afford to run their cars.”