Drivers Delaying Maintenance Increase Safety Risks

Posted on December 20, 2011

According to recent research conducted by Consumer Reports, about forty percent of drivers are said to have opted to delaying repairs and car maintenance decisions due to financial constraints, exposing themselves to potentially increased safety risks.

Among the reasons why it is a problem to delay important maintenance and repair decisions for a vehicle is the increased safety risks associated with such decisions as well as the increased costs incurred to fix the problem down the line. Respondent claimed to have delayed important servicing items decisions such as lightbulb, brakes, tires, along with a variety of other internal mechanical components.

Also of importance is the inevitable decrease in the value of the vehicle due to such delays. About 44 percent of respondents claimed to have felt the value and the safety of their vehicle decrease as a result of these delayed decisions.

The average owner has 78,000 miles on their vehicles, which represents an extremely important safety milestone requiring major maintenance.

As a personal injury lawyer Los Angeles, I deeply appreciate ongoing efforts to ensure that our roads are safer for all who travel on them. For your safety as well as the safety of others, do not postpone major vehicle maintenance decisions as it may lead to dangerous consequences. As a Los Angeles car accident lawyer, I hope that the conclusions of the research will lead to safer roads and safer driving habits amongst motorists.

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