Almost a third of UK drivers are putting off carrying out repairs to their cars in order to save money, according to a disturbing new survey.
A worrying 17% of motorists have delayed replacing their worn out tyres and nearly 6% have ignored fixing problems with their brakes.
Tyres safety is paramount at the moment, especially as the UK is in the grip of snow and icy weather which is causing havoc on the roads.
Yet the survey carried out by car insurance comparison website Gocompare.com, has revealed that 30% of motorists are shunning car repairs.
The findings indicate that a staggering 6.5 million dangerous cars could be on Britain’s roads this winter.
It also forecasts that unfortunately the number could easily rise, because a further 23 per cent of drivers who have nothing wrong with their cars at the moment said that if their car developed a problem tomorrow but they could still drive it, they would put off making the repairs for financial reasons.
Yet shopping online with etyres could save vehicle owners hundreds of pounds on new tyres, because prices are up to 40% lower than leading tyres depots.
Car consumer champion Quentin Willson has highlighted etyres mobile fitting service is cheaper, because there are no expensive tyres depots or large overheads to inflate the prices.
The Gocompare.com survey also revealed that whilst over half of drivers paid no more than £200 for their last service, nearly 40 per cent of people surveyed said they would consider servicing their car themselves or have a friend or family member do it for them in order to try to save money.
That figure rose to over 55 per cent of 18 – 34 year olds who it appears are most willing to consider the self service or friends and family approach to car maintenance.