Motorists fail to fix dangerous faults

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Motorists fail to fix dangerous faults

More than 40% of motorists left car dealership workshops without having MOT-failing ‘red work’ maintenance completed during June this year.

The data, released by electronic vehicle health check provider AutoVHC, shows that while the number of cars visiting dealerships remained consistent compared to the previous year, the amount of ‘red work’ flagged on average by dealerships increased by 30%.

Less than half of vehicles flagged as needing urgent work during services were fully repaired in June 2018.  Less urgent but still important ‘amber work’ had an even poorer rate of repair, with just 15% of vehicles leaving a garage with their problems fixed.  Although these issues may not result in an MOT fail, they still require attention and can become dangerous in extreme conditions.

 “It’s incredibly worrying to see the amount of dangerous vehicles that are currently on Britain’s roads,” AutoVHC’s Business Unit director, Chris Saunders, said.  “Vehicles can be incredibly sensitive, and something as trivial as a pothole can result in a major fault on a car.  It’s important that motorists ensure their vehicle has regular services and health checks in addition to MOTs.”