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1 in 5 cars have 100,000 miles on the clock as drivers ‘mend & make-do’ with old vehicles

Life & Style1 in 5 cars have 100,000 miles on the clock as drivers ‘mend & make-do’ with old vehicles


The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders said the average age of a UK car is now 8.4 years – the highest figure since records began, with almost 10million vehicles from 2008 and earlier still on the road.

Paul Evans, head of motor at Co-op Insurance, said: ‘’It looks like Brits are taking a ‘mend and make-do’ approach to car ownership as the cost of living, and running a car, continues to rocket.

“Whilst we know that parts, availability issues and the pandemic, amongst other factors, have hit the new car market badly, many people just aren’t in a position to splash unnecessary cash on a brand-new vehicle.

“Instead it makes more financial sense to keep their existing car going for as long as possible, or to buy a used car.”



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