As motorists continue to struggle with the cost of running a car, new research has revealed that as many as one in ten are try to save cash by putting off their MOT.
The findings come as part of a new survey conducted by car insurance firm InsureMyExcess.com, with over a 1,000 drivers questioned as part of the research on dodging vehicle costs.
According to the poll, ten per cent of respondents admitted to putting off MOT testing, while 16 per cent avoid mending problems with their car to save on costs.
The survey also showed that around one in five of the 18 to 24-year-olds questioned held back on making improvements to damaged cars.
"Motorists have been hit hard by spiralling motoring costs and it is very worrying that so many are struggling to pay for repairs to their vehicles and their insurance," director Matt Tumbridge said.
"With tightening budgets and further job losses looming, motorists are being very careful with their money and feel that they have no option as the cost of motoring continues to increase."
The poll also showed that over 50 per cent of respondents expressed concerns over paying for faults to be mended as a result of an MOT inspection.
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