People in the UK should make looking after the condition of their vehicle one of their top priorities for 2008, it has been claimed.
According to car supermarket Motorpoint, close to 60 per cent of drivers are not keeping an eye on coolant and oil levels, despite the fact that maintaining cars can save consumers on potentially expensive repair bills.
Managing director of the firm David Shelton believes that the nation should be just as determined to get their vehicles in shape in the new year as they are their bodies.
He said: "The nation’s obsession with burning off calories following the Christmas period means that with the focus heavily on themselves, caring for their vehicles, what is often their second largest investment is often overlooked."
Meanwhile, WhizzGo has recently found that a fifth of motorists would be prepared to sell their vehicle if they could find a good alternative which was environmentally friendly.