From car repairs to regular yearly maintenance, there’s a lot that goes into maintaining your car and keeping it in good condition. Vehicle service should often be handled by professionals, particularly in the case of the necessity for car repairs.
Car repairs are certainly not uncommon among all different kinds of drivers. For instance, a typical driver in the United States files at least one accident claim for every seventeen years that they are on the road, meaning that the vast majority of drivers will get in an accident (hopefully minor) at some point in their lives. Rear end collisions are a particularly common example of a motor vehicle accident, with one occurring every eight seconds in the United States alone. In total, there are as many as six million accidents, ranging from relatively minor to very severe, in the United States every single year. But car accidents are not the only cause for damage to a car and the need for car repairs. Weather damage and negligent care can also lead to considerable damage done to your car. Car insurance coverage will often take care of many of these concerns, but an unfortunately high number of drivers in the United States go to long without the maintenance or the car repairs that they need. Many view the filing of a car insurance claim as a lengthy and unnecessary process, but still will not seek out the necessary maintenance or car repairs to keep their cars running smoothly for as long as possible.
When considering auto repairs, many people balk at the cost of the repairs, which can become more and more expensive depending on the extent of the damage. For instance, repairing a brake system (the brakes themselves as well as the calipers, drums, pads, and cylinders) can cost as much as seven hundred dollars, if not more than that. Transmission replacements are even more prohibitively expensive. A lower end cost for a transmission replacement tends to be around eighteen hundred dollars, while a more expensive one can cost as much as thirty five hundred dollars. With an average auto repair bill of more than five hundred dollars, statistics show that one third of all drivers end up in debt after seeking out car repairs. This leads to as much as thirty five percent of the car owning population due for regular maintenance or an auto repair of their vehicle, falling behind on the factory set schedule for maintenance and servicing. Nearly eighty percent of all cars on the road in the United States alone are in need of some form of repair or servicing, but have not yet sought them out. Nearly twenty percent of all cars have contaminated brake fluid as well.
Car repairs are hugely important for the continued function of your motor vehicle, but they can be prohibitively expensive. In fact, many car owners choose not to seek the maintenance or car repairs that their vehicles need simply because it is too expensive and, of the car owners that do, more than one third end up in what can be a considerable amount of debt.