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Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

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Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

Many drivers may feel that they don't have the time or money to address vehicle repairs immediately, but beware that ignoring some repairs can get you pulled over and even ticketed, says the Car Care Council.

"Ignoring certain vehicle repairs may seem to save money in the short term but can lead to extra costs, such as fines or 'fix-it' tickets, if these problems are not taken care of when they arise," said Rich White, executive director, Car Care Council. "In some jurisdictions, car owners may even lose their license for certain violations. A few dollars spent on simple vehicle repairs can help avoid trouble with the law."

While a vehicle is in operation, traffic laws require that certain equipment is properly installed and functioning correctly, including brakes, headlights, turn signals, mirrors, windshields and safety belts, to name a few.

The Car Care Council recommends that drivers address these repairs right away as they present public safety concerns that can earn drivers a traffic ticket on top of a repair bill.

  • Non-functioning turn signals and headlights or taillights that are cracked or broken. Most states require vehicles to have functioning turn signals as well as two functioning headlights and taillights. Taillights must illuminate red; if a taillight is cracked, it can give off a white light, which is also typically a traffic violation.
  • Cracked windshield. If a windshield is cracked, discolored or tinted in a way that obstructs vision, drivers may get ticketed and fined. In some states, vehicle modifications, such as tinted windows, are prohibited.
  • License plates are unreadable. If the license plate light is out or if the plate is otherwise unreadable, drivers may be pulled over. In some states this includes clear or tinted plastic license plate covers.
  • Loud exhaust system. A defective exhaust system that is too loud, either because it has been modified or because it needs repairs, can be cause for a ticket. What is considered loud depends on the state.

Many states also require periodic vehicle safety inspections. For an overview by state, visit https://drivinglaws.aaa.com/tag/safety-inspection/.

Source: Car Care Council

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    , 07/26/2021

    Great team to do business with, I highly recommend them!!

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    , 05/14/2021

    Mission Village Auto Care saved me and my pup! We came in after driving from Missouri to California through the desert with no AC. Not only were they kind, quick, and affordable they fixed my AC when no one else could. I previously paid to have it charged and serviced at other shops only to have it stop working days or weeks later. I was skeptical, but not only did the AC work all the way home it is still keeping me and my wiener dog cool months later. They also did a full work up on my vehicle and sent an interactive report. They were respectful about my choices and did not pressure me. I would definitely recommend them! Thank you so much Eric and the team at MVAC!

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    , 07/05/2021

    good customers svc.

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    , 05/17/2021

    Great service. Friendly staff.

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    , 04/24/2021

    MVAC provides the best auto care in San Diego! They are honest, thorough, prompt and provide the best and most caring customer service! They have taken care of my cars since 2007. If you have not had the pleasure of working with them, please give them a try! I recommend them without hesitation!

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    , 12/21/2020

    Great reliable service always

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