Why You Should Avoid a Car Accident at All Costs

a car accidentCar owners want to avoid a road accident more than ever, as prices for parts and repairs in the U.S. have increased by more than 61% in 2017. New technologies contribute to higher costs, including the one being developed by Porsche. The carmaker has been developing augmented reality glasses for car repairs.

Even if you don’t use high-tech solutions for car repairs, the higher prices can mean a bigger chance of your vehicle being totaled in an accident.

Overall Value

Jerry Lambert Automotive notes that an auto mechanic in Salt Lake City or Provo may inspect your car after an accident. They may say it would need to be totaled if the total costs, including its scrap value, are equal to or more than the car’s value prior to the accident.

Some states set the threshold for totaled cars when the cost of repairs reach more than a percentage of its value before the accident. Simple repairs may even be a triggering factor for insurance adjusters to total your car due to the higher prices of car parts and services.

Higher Sales​

The higher cost of cars and ancillary expenses didn’t stop Americans from buying more cars. In May, nationwide sales increased due to a stronger demand for SUVs and pickup trucks. The Memorial Day weekend contributed to a spike in sales for both car types, which accounted for around 67% of overall sales.

Over the previous year, average sale prices for new cars amounted to more than $36,000. With the cost of insurance and more expensive car parts, vehicle owners should pay more attention to keeping their cars well-maintained.

Some accidents are unavoidable, but you can minimize the risk of your car being totaled by ensuring that the parts remain in good condition. This includes bringing it to an experienced auto mechanic for regular inspection.