Drivers in Wales are the most likely in the UK to change their car despite the Covid-19 epidemic.
A third of car buyers decided not to purchase this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak but the result vary across the country and Welsh drivers are most eager to change.
A poll for the CarGuide website also showed a worrying national intention of 32% this year and 36% not planning to buy a car in 2021 either. They are also skipping services they should be buying.
Young car owners have been impacted most with nearly half (47%) saying they have been put off changing their car in 2020 with drivers aged over 55 impacted less at 20%.
The figures change across locations in the UK with London at 58%, Birmingham at 38%, Bristol 29%, Cardiff at 12%, Edinburgh at 15%, Liverpool at 22% and Nottingham at 46%.
The research also found people weren’t just dodging changing their car, but avoiding the costs of servicing them too. Over a quarter of people have looked to save money by avoiding the cost of a car service this year.
Nearly half (44%) of younger drivers have not serviced their car because of coronavirus with the number dropping to just 12% for over 55 year olds. Car owners in Nottingham (38%) lead the way with avoiding servicing their cars with London at 34%, Birmingham 24% and Manchester 27%.
The cost saving continues for car owners with over a half (54%) now more likely to buy a used car instead of a new car, plus a third (32%) likely to spend less on their next car because of the financial impact of coronavirus.