Holiday motorists are expected to clock up 3.2bn Christmas miles to see family and friends, according to a poll of 2,500 drivers conducted by the RAC.
With weather forecasts pointing to the possibility of strong winds, rain, sleet and even snow for some in time for the 25th, the fears of bad Christmas driving conditions shared by 59% of drivers might turn out to be true.
Most car buyers fail to carry out even the most basic of checks when purchasing a second-hand car.
Only half of drivers check the service history and MOT documents before buying a used car, while only a third carry out a history check, according to new research from AA Cars, the AA’s used car website and only a quarter of drivers check the oil levels, and less than two in five drivers ensure the windscreen wipers and windows are working correctly.
The UK has the 7th highest luxury car density, with 40 people for every luxury car, and is in 9th position for affordability of a luxury car, with the annual salary equalling 21.43% of the cost of a luxury car in the country, says Confused.com.
Luxembourg ranks as the country with the most luxury cars in the world, with 13 people for every luxury car.