Auto Care Factbook Says $ 24.9 Billion in Delayed Auto Maintenance | 2019-08-05
August 5, 2019 — According to the Auto Care Factbook 2020 and IMR Inc., there is $ 24.9 billion in delayed auto maintenance.
A survey of more than 100,000 American households (driving more than 170,000 vehicles) found that they know that repairs or maintenance need to be done on their cars but have chosen to delay the work.
“We have found that a surprising number of households knowingly delay vehicle maintenance and that the main reasons are economy, convenience and the perception that delaying maintenance does not really affect vehicle performance. “Said Bill Thompson, CEO of IMR, Inc.” Ultimately, servicing your vehicle at recommended service intervals can keep money in your pocket by preventing more unintentional wear and tear. catastrophic or worse, an accident.
Brake pads, tire changes, and oil changes rank high on the list. With 278 million cars on US freeways and roads, there are more than 5 million delayed braking jobs, nearly 7 million unchanged tires, and 11 million cars in need of an oil change. .
“We are all guilty of not repairing our vehicles on a routine schedule, or even when the check engine light comes on,” said Behzad Rassuli, senior vice president, strategic development, Auto Care Association. “But, not all repairs are created equal, and not all repairs turn on a check engine light. That’s why even if you don’t check your owner’s manual, it’s important to have your car serviced regularly. There are free resources, including the Car Care Guide and the maintenance schedule on carcare.org The Auto Care Association and the Car Care Council hope to educate all drivers about maintenance to ensure that we all travel safely. safety this summer.