Car running costs

Car running costs estimate calculator

Car insurance – Which will be expensive for new drivers, especially the under-25s.
Road tax – Unless you’re getting a car in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) band A, an electric vehicle, or one built prior to 1973, you will have to pay road tax.
MOT test – After a car is older than three years it must undergo an annual MOT test to ensure its roadworthiness, and any maintenance needed to make it fit for driving has to be carried out.
Tyres – These will need replacing, because driving with tyres that have insufficient tread is illegal and can result in a fine and points on your licence.
Fuel – Obviously you’ll need fuel if you want to drive anywhere.
Conclusion: A major part of your running costs will be insurance and tax

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