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Nov 21, 2016

What Happens When You Skip Your Car’s Inspection?

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Having your vehicle regularly inspected, unfortunately, is an important, though sometimes inconvenient, part of owning a car. Making sure that everything is up and running and that your vehicle is performing to the best of its capabilities is your responsibility to your investment, as well as other drivers on the road. If you are wondering what happens when you fail to have your vehicle properly and adequately inspected, below is what can happen when you skip out.

The Pitfalls Of Skipping A Car Inspection

Paying More Later On. What you forgo today may end up costing you more money in the future. If you are uncomfortable with the thought of shelling out cash to a mechanic for an inspection tomorrow, imagine what it will cost you if the problem compounds and you need to take your car in for more serious work down the road.

Long-Term Damage. Leaving a problem can have grave consequences for the long-term performance of your car. This is especially true of engine problems. Ignoring that clunking sound, or the engine light for long periods of time can do irreparable damage to your car and even lead to a complete breakdown of your car in the future.

Increased Risk Of Breakdown Or Accident. Not having your vehicle properly inspected on a regular basis can lead to breakdowns, engine failures, and even fatal accidents while you and your family are in the car. If you think being without a car for a day while it is being is inspected is an inconvenience, imagine how inconvenient it would be if your car was no longer drivable, or worse, injured you, a member of your family or someone else on the road.

Poor Performance. A car that is not in full working order means massive decreases in performance. This includes things like decreased gas efficiency, trouble accelerating, and even smog/pollution issues. You end up spending more on gas, are unable to operate your vehicle to its maximum capabilities and even risk having your car taken off the road if it does not pass the requisite anti-pollution laws.

Having your car regularly inspected is not just an assurance that you will be able to get from A to B, or, if you rely on your car for your livelihood, continue to make a living; having a well inspected car means that you will feel comfortable driving yourself and your family, and it provides assurance to other drivers on the road and driving authorities that your vehicle is not a safety hazard, and that you can continue to responsibly drive and operate it.

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