How to make your car last longer

Keeping your current car for longer can be the most effective way of saving money on motoring costs. But only if you look after it properly...

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A recent study found that the average age of a car in the UK was 8.4 years old – the highest since records began. But why exactly is that?

Well, with the cost of living rising fast, keeping a car for another year or two rather than trading it in for a new one can make a lot of financial sense. 

But as with any ageing vehicle, there can be some downsides to doing this – most notably because you're likely to see a decline in its reliability.

So, here we run through the best ways to help minimise the risk of a breakdown, while also giving you some helpful tips and advice on how to keep your car in the best possible condition.