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Petrol prices UP, car prices UP, car hire costs UP - so we've 11 motoring tips to drive down the accelerating strain on your finances

Petrol prices UP, car prices UP, car hire costs UP - so we've 11 motoring tips to drive down the accelerating strain on your finances

Anyone who drives will know that costs are speeding into top gear. For example, petrol prices have risen to an eight-year high - up 21p/L from a year ago, average used car prices have jumped by £1,000 versus a year ago, and UK car hire prices are up by 84% compared with last year. 

This is on top of the many warnings that car insurance prices could jump later this year. So if you NEED to run or use a vehicle our 50+ motoring MoneySaving tips can help, but here are 11 to avoid getting stuck in a financial snarl up, including cheap fuel finder, 2.8% car loans, how to slash insurance costs and how to beat an MOT test squeeze...

This article was originally written for our weekly email on Wednesday 25 August. We've updated it with all the latest info on Tuesday 31 August.

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