The cost of living crunch has forced Australian households to give up on many necessities, with car maintenance and repairs now making it into the list of slashed common expenses.
According to new research by financial comparison website Finder, over four in ten Australians (45 percent) could not afford to keep their vehicles in good shape.
Specifically, 25 percent of the surveyed respondents
had to skip car maintenance services. In comparison, eight percent let scratches or physical damage go unrepaired as they were unable to pay the fees.
Around five percent could not replace bald tyres, while four percent had to put up with damaged windscreens due to financial issues….