The cheapest and most expensive places to own a car in the UK revealed

THE towns where you’ll spend the most on your car per mile have been revealed.

And drivers in some quiet Scottish towns fork out the least on their motor.

Regional Scottish town Galashiels is the cheapest place to own and run a motor
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Data from pay-by-mile car insurance By Miles revealed Galashiels, a regional Scottish town, is the cheapest place to own a car, with motorists only paying 44p per mile driven.

The investigation analysed 2.7million car insurance quotes, fuel costs, tax and MOT charges across each region to find out how much motorists spend per mile.

Scottish towns Inverness and Perth are some other inexpensive places to own a motor, with drivers spending a touch over 44p per mile.

And it’s no surprise London is the most costly place to own a car, with locals spending 58p per mile covered.

London is the most expensive place to own a motor due to inflated insurance and fuel costs

The inflated costs for Londoners is largely due to the soaring costs of insurance and fuel in the capital.

Motorists in Manchester also fork out a lot for their car (57p per mile) as they only drove 6,666 miles on average each year.

Drivers in Dudley, Stockport and Oldham also cpugh up a lot for cover and petrol, with the average driver spending around 56p per mile.

James Blackham, co-founder of By Miles, said: “Our analysis shows that when you take all your motoring costs into account, your postcode can play a big part in how much you pay for every mile you drive. And those who drive the least are suffering most.

“While drivers in London, Manchester, Dudley and Stockport may feel cheated when they see how much they’re paying compared to other parts of the country, there are things motorists can do to reduce how much they pay.

“Shop around to make sure you’re getting the best deal for your car insurance, and if you drive under 7,000 miles a year, a pay-by-mile insurance policy could offer a more flexible way to insure your car.”


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