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Private Vehicle Car Breakdown Management

A private vehicle car breakdown is the mechanical failure of a motor vehicle in such a way that the underlying problem prevents the vehicle from being operated at all, or impedes the vehicle’s operation so much, that it is very difficult, nearly impossible, or else dangerous to operate. Vehicle breakdowns can occur for a large number of reasons. Depending on the nature of the problem, the vehicle may or may not need to be towed to an¬†automobile repair shop.

A “breakdown” is also referred to when a car stalls on the road. A vehicle stalls for a number of reasons ranging from a dead car battery, fuel pump, poor quality fuel, faulty electrical wiring, fuel pressure problems, overlooked leaks or missing caps.

Top 10 causes of car breakdowns in 2014

In 2014 The Royal Automobile Club (RAC) attended almost 2 million breakdowns in the United Kingdom. Battery problems were the most common cause of a car breakdown, accounting for more than 450,000 call-outs.

The top 10 causes of car breakdown were:

  • Battery
  • Wheel change
  • Fuel
  • Mechanical problems
  • Puncture (no spare)
  • Electrical problems
  • Charging electrical vehicles
  • Clutch
  • Ignition
  • Cooling, heating, ventilation and air conditioning

With other problems, the driver may be able to operate the vehicle seemingly normally for some time, but the vehicle will need an eventual repair. These include grinding brakes, rough idle (often caused by the need for a tune-up), or poor shock absorption. Many vehicle owners with personal economic difficulty or a busy schedule may wait longer than they should get necessary repairs made to their vehicles, thereby increasing damage or else causing more danger.

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