No car for concernAccording to recent figures from Kwik Fit, the average UK motorist spends £162 each month to keep their car on the road. This goes up to £388 a month for those on finance. And excluding capital mortgage payments, transport (which comprises both car costs and train fares) is the highest household spending category in the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics. Owning a car is clearly a heavy cost burden to bear. But Drover gives people another option, so they can hire a car as and when they need it.
You can see the appeal for people who live in cities like London where transport links are good, but who own a car on the off-chance they might need it. As Leuschner says: “There are points in life where you need a car, and other times when you don’t. We think we are offering a better way to own them.” Ultimately he hopes that his company will create a new ownership category – one that sits between buying a car outright and signing up to a multi-year finance deal.