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Ignore These Vehicle Repairs and You May Get Pulled Over

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


Reviews

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Car & Truck Care, near Towson, MD

Very friendly and attentive auto shop. They're very thorough and obviously care about the quality of work they produce. Gary and his team are honest people who are set on making sure you're satisfied when you leave. They don't try to upsell products or pull one over on you, they simply want your car to leave the shop in in a better condition then when it arrived.

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Car & Truck Care, near Towson, MD

Terrific quality of work and the employees are kind and helpful.

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General Services, near Towson, MD

Great experience. Gary explained the problem in detail and suggested repairs vs. the toyota dealership suggestions, car runs great and very pleased with service and repairs. He also suggested another garage for one of the repairs and I had a great experience at that garage as well. Gary also called me 1-2 weeks later to follow-up and see how we made out. Who does that anymore? Nobody, you get a survey in your junk email that you delete. Thanks

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