Lack of cash drives poor car choices

Sarah Coles
Changing tyre
Changing tyre

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We all have to make tough choices in this environment. None of us can buy what we want, when we want it, or there's a major risk there will be too much month at the end of the money. It means big new purchases often have to wait - often much longer than we'd ideally like.

And a new survey shows that when it comes to our cars, delays mean our cars are not only becoming dangerous - they could be illegal too.