Almost a third of motorists are sacrificing food in exchange for keeping their cars on the road, according to new research.
Around 30 per cent said they had been forced to cut back on their weekly grocery shop, according to the latest Driver Satisfaction survey by car search website Motors.co.uk.
The savings motorists are making on food are being used to fund rising motoring costs such as fuel and car insurance.
A litre of petrol cost an average of 96.98p in June 2007, compared to 132.20p in July 2012, according to the AA.
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