October 8, 2015, Ottawa – October is Car Safety Month so why not take a little time to be car care aware and make sure your vehicle is ready for the harsh winter weather ahead. A small investment of time and money will ensure your peace of mind, and help avoid the larger cost and hassle of a breakdown when least expected.
Recent focus groups conducted on behalf of the Automotive Industries Association (AIA) of Canada showed that a large number of Canadian vehicle owners believe that they conduct the basic maintenance their vehicle needs on a very regular basis. However, a 2013 study, Canadian Automotive Aftermarket Demand Study showed that the average Canadian is underspending on vehicle maintenance and repair by $623 a year. This would indicate that scheduled maintenance is not being completed which is worrisome as manufacturers build and design vehicles with scheduled maintenance requirements to maintain the integrity of the vehicle and subsequently keeping road users safe. [Read more…]