It has been recorded that Britain's motorists are driving fewer miles per year. Plus 2020 has seen drastic changes to our daily habits and motoring needs. Lockdown restrictions meant we were using our vehicles less and relying more on home working and technological alternatives.
However the department of transport reports that the average age of a vehicle in the UK is now 8.2 years old. This provides a few considerations with the cost of maintaining the vehicles with stricter Mot requirements and the poor state of repair of our roads.
Also, environmental factors apply here too. As the older cars stay on our roads for the longer they are becoming more obsolete when compared with the newer more efficient models with lower emissions due to tougher restrictions.
While many households may see the lack of use a reasonable cause to not invest in replacing their older vehicles, there is now a stronger argument that it's potentially a better time to consider the switch to hybrid or full electric alternatives