Roadside Assistance Calls At An All Time High

images-16.jpgDrivers are being forced to pay high fuel prices, and therefore are avoiding spending money on preventative car maintenance.  And even though people are steering clear of car travel, roadside assistance calls have increased 8%.

One major reason that road service calls have increased is the lack of routine maintenance being performed.  Many motorists falsely assume that as long as their car continues running, all of the parts are fine, or at least can wait to be serviced.

The result is that drivers are having their cars towed to service facilities for maintenance.  However, instead of allowing service shops to conduct repairs that are recommended, people are opting to have the minimum amount of repair work done to get their car back on the road.

This trend is troubling considering we are entering into the months of the year that are the hottest.  While people find it difficult to budget for maintenance that is preventative, in the long run you will be saving yourself a large amount of money and time.  In addition, being proactive will help you avoid the likelihood of being stranded on the road calling for auto road service.

Posted on Friday, July 18th, 2008 at 8:36 am In Road Service  

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