Vehicle Breakdowns Hit Record High In U.S. Despite New Car Tech

Posted by Megalith 11:25 AM (CDT)

Saturday July 23, 2016

Vehicle breakdowns are happening more than ever despite the incorporation of advanced technology designed to keep drivers and passengers safe and on the road. Are your newer vehicles giving you more trouble than your old ones ever did?

آ…vehicles fewer than five years old experienced a higher proportion of tire and key-related issues than older vehicles, incidents that have increased as automakers have started to eliminate the spare tire and adopt electronic keyless ignitions. AAA says automakers are getting rid of spare tires and replacing them with tire inflator kits to reduce vehicle weight and boost fuel economy. Tire inflator kits have replaced spare tires on 29 million vehicles in the last 10 model years, a proportion that has increased from 5% of 2006 model year vehicles to 36% of 2015 model year vehicles sold, according to AAA.