Take into account fuel, servicing, tax insurance and all of the other things that go into running a car and we all know they cost money.
Stevenage, Hertfordshire -- (SBWIRE) -- 04/07/2015 -- Take into account fuel, servicing, tax insurance and all of the other things that go into running a car and we all know they cost money. But exactly how much might come as a surprise. New figures released by the Office for National Statistics reveal that on average families spend £55 a week on their cars - and that doesn't include insurance. Add that in too and the weekly bill comes to £66.
It's broken down motoring costs, showing that the average fuel spends is £23.50 a week while cleaning materials and antifreeze cost 10p a week. To put this into perspective the average family spends £59 a week on food and drink (excluding alcohol) so the car is more expensive to feed than the kids.
Choosing a car carefully means that it is possible to make savings, however. When people are shopping for used cars Hertfordshire dealer Pound Avenue Car Sales recommends that they do their sums carefully. For example, smaller cars will use less fuel and recent models with lower emissions will pay less in road tax. For people who do high mileages a diesel may be cheaper to run thanks to its better economy but this has to be balanced against the higher purchase price of the car.
There's no getting around that cars cost money to run but it is possible to keep your motoring expenditure under control.
About Pound Avenue Car Sales
Based in Stevenage, Hertfordshire and within easy reach of the A1M, M1 and M25 motorways, Pound Avenue Car Sales offers a wide range of used and nearly new vehicles at competitive prices with around 100 cars always in stock. It's open seven days a week.
All vehicles for sale undergo careful preparation and are for sale in a professional environment. Part exchange and finance are available if required. MOTs, servicing and repairs are available from its on-site workshops too.
For more information please contact:
Name: Peter Hampton
Business Name: Pound Avenue Car Sales
Address: Letchmore Rd, Old Town
Postcode: SG1 3JB
Country: United Kingdom
Phone No.: 01438 289368