How to run a car cheaply, and decide whether to make car accident claims in South Somerset or not
Even if you get a great deal on your car, you may still find that you can’t really afford to run a car simply because of petrol costs, services and MOTs and insuring your car. You should always think of all of the angles before you decide to buy a car, or you could soon find that the car is costing more than you expected, and you can’t afford to take it anywhere.
Even if you leave your car in your driveway, insurance and tax costs mean that your car will still cost you money just by being in your possession. Here are some ways that you can ensure that your car is affordable for you.
- Look around for good petrol deals. Even if the fluctuation in the price of petrol is fairly minimal, the more petrol you are putting into your car, the more of a saving you will make if you go for a garage which is offering slightly lower prices on petrol. It may be worth going out of your way to buy petrol that is a bit cheaper than to buy more expensive petrol closer to home.
- Share the car. Instead of having more than one car in your household, share the car with other family members and if you are able to drive all together rather than taking separate journeys, you should be able to save more petrol.
- Shop around for insurance. Every car that is on the road has to have insurance, so you will have to pay out for it. However, you may be able to get insurance much more cheaply if you shop around, head to comparison websites and so on, to help you to find a deal that works better for you.
- Get your car serviced regularly. It may seem that it would be more expensive to get your car serviced more often, but it actually works out much cheaper to get your car serviced regularly so that you can deal with any problems whilst they are still small.
If you have an accident, one of the best ways to cover your costs is to make car accident claims in South Somerset against the person that caused your accident. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to find out more about car accident claims in South Somerset and get help deciding whether or not making a claim is the best idea for you. If you decide that you do want to make a claim, you will work with an experienced personal injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve. Your lawyer will also work on your behalf, meaning that you shouldn’t even have to go to court.
Date Published: 29th November 2014
Author: David Brown