Owning a car will set the average motorist back more than £206,625 during their lifetime on the road.
A study of 2,000 drivers revealed just how much they can expect to spend on repairs, petrol and parking, as well as insurance and car tax.
It revealed car maintenance sets the average owner back £439 per year as they fork out for essential upkeep and repairs – adding up to £27,716 over a lifetime behind the wheel.
The biggest expense is fuel, with typically an incredible £54,341 pumped into their vehicle.
It also emerged the average adult will own five cars, worth a total of £41,976 in value, or £8,395.20 each.