Cost of running a car rockets by 20 percent in 12 months

Running a car has certainly seemed pricier recently, but new figures have confirmed it is actually more than 20 percent dearer to keep a vehicle on the road than it was this time last year.

The average annual cost of running a car has been calculated to be £3,089.51 - an increase of 51.1 percent over the last twelve months according to Sainsbury's Finance.