With pump prices rising, Marianne Curphey explains how you can run your car more cheaply, while Ben Flanagan investigates car sharing schemes and Nick Kettles explains the trust cost of motoring.

Woried that you will break the bank? Here are 10 ways to reduce the cost of motoring:

1 Shop around before you buy a new car. Thanks to the rise of car supermarkets and internet sites, there are wide variations in the cost of new cars. If you know the model you are interested in, you can compare prices online at AutoeBid.com. For example, you could save £2,200 off the £24,800 list price of a Subaru Impreza, a discount of nine per cent.

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