Millions of car owners risk invalidating car insurance by cutting corners on repairs

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Post Office Car Insurance reminds drivers of the importance of regular vehicle maintenance

New research from Post Office Car Insurance reveals that almost half of all car owners have cut corners on repairs and maintenance to save money. Furthermore, the Post Office Car Insurance research found that over a quarter have scrimped on costs to such an extent that they could be putting their safety at serious risk on the roads.

Post Office Car Insurance revealed that the most common things drivers admitted to doing to save money included: ignoring warning lights on the dashboard, driving with worn tyres or failing to replace inefficient windscreen wipers. Post Office Car Insurance warns that by cutting corners on car care, owners risk their vehicle being deemed un-roadworthy and invalidating their car insurance.

Richard Pennant-Jones, Post Office Head of Car Insurance, said:
"While the recession is causing us all to watch our budgets, car safety is one area where cutting corners could cost you more than you bargained for. Saving a few pounds may seem like a good idea at the time, but when ignored for too long even small problems can escalate, and your car insurance could be at risk.

"Failing to maintain your car could even result in it being deemed un-roadworthy and therefore invalidate your car insurance policy. Furthermore, as the weather worsens and breakdowns become more likely, now is the best possible time for customers to think about taking out breakdown cover which comes with Post Office Car Insurance."

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