The cost of living crisis has meant many Brits are struggling to finance their cars.

With petrol and diesel prices still quite high, some drivers are forced to keep their vehicles off the road.

If that happens, motorists must remember to declare their cars as SORN.

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The DVLA must be notified when drivers take their untaxed cars off the road and keep it in a garage.

SORN, which stands for Statutory Off Road Notification, lets the DVLA know that an untaxed vehicle is kept off the road.

Failing to do so can result in a hefty £1,000 fine.

You can let the DVLA know through the website and motorists only need to submit a SORN once.

And when it's been successfully processed, the driver will receive a letter from the DVLA within four weeks.

Then once it's been approved, the motorist will be unable to drive the car.

In other motoring news, drivers must be wary of four new rules to hit from October.

Motorists risk £1,000 fines and penalty points if they make the wrong move to get out of the way of an emergency vehicle.

The Highway Code makes it clear that drivers should give way to vehicles with flashing lights, including police cars and fire engines.

However, the new law says when letting emergency cars pass, drivers must continue to abide by regular laws of the road.

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