Motorists turn to DIY servicing in an effort to save money

Nic Cackett

With the country forced to tighten its collective belt by a tough economic climate, people are cutting all kinds of corners in an effort to save money.

One of the first things to fall by the wayside is regular servicing for the car. A survey conducted by Kwik-Fit suggested that more than a third of car owners are now working on their own cars, despite 69 per cent admitting they don't really know what they're doing.

While two in three might be doing more harm than good, the survey also suggests that the number of cars going without any servicing at all is also on the rise.