Clare Egan, Head of Motor Product at Admiral, said: “As lockdown restrictions are easing across the UK we’re seeing an increase in the number of motorists back on the roads. With government advice asking people to consider, where possible, alternative methods of travel to public transport, , we could see a rise in the number of people commuting by car who haven’t before.
“It can be expensive to get on the road and there are a lot of costs to consider. From the price of fuel, to car insurance and making sure your vehicle is serviced and has valid road tax – it all adds up. So, to help people who may be looking at buying a new car to get around, we’ve calculated the ten cars which are, on average, the cheapest to insure based on Admiral data from the first quarter of this year. The good news is they vary in styles and size so some of the cars may suit a single person or couple, whereas others will be ideal for a family of five who need more space.
“During lockdown, there have been fewer road accidents than normal, but with more and more cars returning to our roads, we expect to see the number of accidents rise again. If you’ve been out of driving practice for a while, it’s important to make sure you are confident and comfortable being back behind the wheel. Practicing manoeuvres such as parking and reversing in open spaces like car parks could help increase your confidence before you get back on the roads again.”