A lack of car maintenance can cause serious problems on the road according to this infographic.
13% of all car accidents are a result of mechanical failures due to a lack of car maintenance. An astounding 85% of all cars need repair or maintenance services and 75% of highway fires are due to mechanical failures which could be prevented with regular car maintenance. These kind of statistics make a clear case for routine car maintenance practices.
Common car maintenance practices are oil changes, tire inflation, air filter changes and regular overall tune ups. These measures can improve your cars mileage by up to 19% and save up to 96 gallons of gas a year.
This infographic also states that $20,000 to $30,000 can be saved over a lifetime due to proper car maintenance practices.