Recent research from the Department of Transport has revealed that the average age of vehicles on UK roads is increasing. In 2009, cars licensed in the UK had been registered for an average of 7.1 years, compared to 6.6 years in 2003.
Running an ageing car can increase the running costs and Post Office Car Insurance research has also found that 48% of car owners have skimped on repairs and maintenance to save money in the past year.
With so many UK motorists failing to properly maintain their vehicles, Post Office Car Insurance reminds motorists that overlooking wear and tear could affect car insurance policies.
Post Office Head of Car Insurance Gerry Barrett said: “Saving a few pounds may seem like a good idea at the time, but when ignored for too long even smaller problems can escalate and put your car at an increased risk of breaking down. Failing to maintain your car could even result in it being deemed unroadworthy and therefore invalidate your car insurance.”
Source: Post Office Insurance