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What percentage of vehicle accidents do you think are caused by mechanical defects where the owner was negligent getting maintenance done?

I dunno if there is any statistical information available. 

Posted - April 24

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  • 2749
    Enough to make annual mechanical checks a prerequisite for continued registration.
    Procrastination is more normal than most of us care to admit.
      April 24, 2019 7:17 PM MDT
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  • 9057
    38.7 %
      April 24, 2019 7:46 PM MDT
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  • 7511
    Whoa... 'zat right?  Seems like a lot.

    Maybe I could  start a vehicle health insurance agency to pay for car care.
      April 24, 2019 9:16 PM MDT
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  • 9057
    Idk, I just made that number up cos I wanted to answer your question, and pretend I knew stuff about stuff. 
      April 25, 2019 4:41 AM MDT
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  • 7511
    That's good enough.  I was too lazy to do any research to try find statistics. 
      April 25, 2019 7:11 AM MDT
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  • 9057
    It’s probably close enough ;)
      April 25, 2019 7:27 AM MDT
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  • 7511
    Yes so I think vehicle owners should have car care insurance same as health care insurance so there should be no excuse to let one's vehicle become unsafe when their insurance will pay for a brake job, burnt out headlight etc.
      April 25, 2019 7:53 AM MDT
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  • 9057
    Idk about that. I think would end up paying more in the long run as a consumer. The insurance companies already have enough of my money. This post was edited by Jaimie at April 25, 2019 11:06 AM MDT
      April 25, 2019 8:06 AM MDT
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  • 7511
    For some people  (like me) who have a habit of spending too much money on stuff I don't need and neglecting vehicle maintenance I think it might be a good idea making regular insurance payments then being able to get repairs done when needed even if is costing me more.
    Safety.
      April 25, 2019 8:40 AM MDT
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  • 9057

    I guess, but I would compare that type of insurance ( If existed) to purchasing extended warranties on big ticket items. I had an acquaintance who was a manager  at a Best Buy years ago, he told me extended warranties are basically a big scam. Sure a few people may actually benefit from it, but for the most part it’s just an extra cash grab for the company,  with all the conditions put on it. I think would be the same for that type of insurance. I think all  insurance is just a scam for the most part. I just base that opinion on my personal experiences in dealing with the idiots though :)

      April 25, 2019 9:06 AM MDT
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  • 7511
    Ok. That's food for thought. 
      April 25, 2019 9:12 AM MDT
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  • 26033

      I'd venture 10 to 15%, bit I'm certainly no expert on the topic.

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      April 24, 2019 9:35 PM MDT
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  • 7511
    Very good! 
      April 25, 2019 1:51 AM MDT
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  • 42751
    Twelve.  

    How would I know? 
      April 25, 2019 8:18 AM MDT
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  • 7511
    I dunno.  But when everybody has car care insurance we'll get it down closer to zero. This post was edited by Kittigate at April 25, 2019 11:08 AM MDT
      April 25, 2019 8:46 AM MDT
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  • 26033

      Sure, just like insurance has made car ownership less expensive, homeowners insurance has made real estate less expensive, flight insurance had made air travel less expensive, health insurance has made medical care less expensive, life insurance has made everyday living less expensive.

      I think that the end result of the insurance industry is to make the insurance industry richer.
    ~





     
      April 25, 2019 11:17 AM MDT
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  • 7511
    I think it is a good idea to have insurance but one has to decide if it is worth the cost. 
      April 25, 2019 1:14 PM MDT
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  • 1898
    I don't know how having maintenance insurance (very different from accident-repair or breakdown-recovery insurance)  is supposed to encourage you to maintain your car! You'd still have to decide to service the vehicle, or have it serviced. You'd be paying over the odds because you'd be paying the garage fees in advance, as part of the premium.

    Why not just save what you would pay in premiums, yourself instead? 
      April 27, 2019 3:18 PM MDT
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  • 22390
    no idea
      April 30, 2019 4:59 PM MDT
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