Survey: Top 10 most ignored car problems in America

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BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD)- A survey of 1,200 Americans done by UTIRES shows the top 10 tasks people are most likely to put off, delay, and the reason regarding the upkeep of their cars.

Here are the findings:

About 92% of American car owners admit to putting off care care longer than they should.

The most commonly-ignored car problems are:

  • Cracked Windshield
  • Wheels out of alignment
  • Overdue oil change
  • Bald or worn-out tires
  • Check engine light on

Top reasons many avoid the mechanics:

  • Time- too busy to take the car in
  • Money- can’t afford the repairs
  • Repair is not urgent
  • Length of repair- can’t be without the car for that long
  • Anxiety
  • Don’t trust mechanics

Delaying maintenance or repairs costs the average American driver an extra $1,193 over the vehicle’s life span.

Once the cost of a repair crosses the $1,000 threshold, fewer than half of American car owners have enough money to get their car fixed.

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