Reducing your car costs

Being a car owner can sometimes be an expensive experience, but we have put together our top tips on saving money on your car costs. Have a read of them below and do let us know if you have any extra tips – it all adds up!


One of the biggest expenses of owning a car – apart from buying the car itself – is insuring it. It is important to shop around even if you have been with the same provider for a lengthy amount of time. Look at the different levels of insurance and work out how many miles you will be clocking up each year. Do your research and whether you’re opting for a monthly payment or paying outright, it will pay to look at all the options and all the providers.


You won’t get far without fuel but there are small things you can do and change to make sure you’re getting the most miles out of your motor. Things like driving more efficiently, shopping around for cheaper fuel and making sure your tyres are inflated to the correct pressure can make a huge difference to the fuel efficiency of your car.


Staying on top of things like tyre pressure and oil checks can prevent costly repairs further down the line. Regular servicing and maintenance are also great ways to get more out of your vehicle and to help prevent against scary bills and bigger jobs.


When you are considering your next car, consider your budget. If you are going to be paying monthly for the car, set a firm budget as this is a cost that will crop up every month! It sounds simple but it is often a cost we forget!

There you have our top tips, if you are looking for a used car in Derby, or want some extra hints and tips, get in touch with the team at Hilton Garage.