Why newer cars are digesting within an alarming rate


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AAA says it had to rescue a record-breaking 32 million drivers in 2015, but it wasn’t just drivers of older vehicles who got stuck along the side of the way.

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Why a large number of newer cars having a mechanical failure?

In fact, vehicles fewer than a few years old enjoyed a higher proportion of tire and key-related issues than older cars.

“Vehicles today are advanced inside your, yet continue to be vulnerable to breakdowns,” said Cliff Ruud, AAA’s managing director of Automotive Solutions. “Sleek, low profile tires are highly at risk of damage, electronic keyless ignitions can zap battery life and despite advanced warning systems, over half several drivers ran from gas during the past year.”

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AAA suggests the buzz of eliminating spare tires in newer cars.

In order to reduce vehicle weight and improve gas mileage, AAA says much more than one-third of recent cars no more contain a spare within the trunk.

Instead, they support a tire inflator kit, which appears like this:

According to AAA, these inflator kits are very effective in most circumstances, but they’re useless for quite a few common tire-related problems.

Furthermore, AAA says the inflator kits cost about $300 per use, that is certainly as many as Ten times greater than a simple tire repair. That’s why AAA is calling on automakers to get the spare tire back.

If you’re tied to just an inflator kit, Clark says quite a few people are keeping an existing tire as the spare as soon as they get new tires.

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