How to cut the cost of car ownership

James Baggott

The cost of owning and running a car has never been more expensive, according to a money saving website.

Not only is the price of fuel continuing to rise, but the VAT hike to 20 per cent in January will send the cost of car parts, servicing and repairs soaring too. figures show the average cost of unexpected bills is £178 - and fixing the car is most likely suspect to land you with a problem. But there are ways you can tackle these ever-rising costs...