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18 million of the 36 million motorists on UK roads neglect to monitor elementary but essential things like oil, tyres and lights.

Leading UK car warranty provider, Click4Warranty, has stressed the importance of making regular vehicle maintenance checks after the results of a survey revealed that half of Britain’s motorists fail to perform even the most basic tests.

The advice follows research, commissioned by Trusted Dealers, the consumer facing website of the National Franchised Dealer Association, which found that 18 million of the 36 million motorists on UK roads neglect to monitor elementary but essential things like oil, tyres and lights.

It also revealed that 32% of drivers are also unaware how often their vehicle should be serviced, with almost seven per cent admitting they never undertake routine vehicle checks.

Conversely, great value was attached to regular franchised dealer maintenance when buying a used car, with 48% of those surveyed saying they would pay £500 or more for a fully stamped main dealer service log.

As the UK’s specialist insurer for the car warranty sector, Click4Warranty has responded to the findings, arguing that having an extended warranty is no excuse for not making basic vehicle maintenance and safety checks.

A spokesman for the company said: ‘The level of neglect or indifference among motorists when it comes to checking simple but vital things on their cars like oil, tyres and lights highlighted in this survey is shocking.

‘All car owners who have a new or used vehicle should be under no illusions as to the importance of making routine maintenance checks and ensuring that their cars are serviced. This is especially true for used cars, as by their very nature they have more miles on the clock and therefore been subject to more wear and tear.

‘Having an extended warranty will protect owners against the cost of repair and replacement parts in the event of a mechanical breakdown, which can afflict even the most well maintained vehicles. But this is no excuse for complacency when it comes to making regular checks of your vehicle, as doing so will help to reduce the risks of suffering more serious problems down the line,’ he added.

Click4Warranty is recognised as the nation’s original and best warranty provider. Highly respected and trusted, the UK based firm has delivered thousands of innovative products over the past 20 years to a profile of very satisfied customers. Click4Warranty is the only online provider focused on providing quality, flexible insurance products to our consumers. As well as being FCA registered the company is also a member of the Financial Ombudsman service (FOS) and the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS).

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