With so many cars in Alberta and around the world, there’s plenty of information to go around when choosing a car maintenance service.
But can you depend on them to be up-to-date on the latest maintenance advice and technology?
The National Automobile Association (NAA) has just released its annual report on car maintenance.
The NAA’s statistics show the number of cars in the country with maintenance needs has increased significantly in the past 10 years.
The NAA estimates that by 2020, there will be over 11 million vehicles with maintenance requirements, an increase of almost 500 per cent from 2008.
While the NAA says that’s a lot of cars, it’s not all good news.
The organisation says the number is lower than in 2008, when there were just over 4 million vehicles on the road with maintenance obligations.
What the NAAs statistics reveal is that the average car owner in Alberta is paying a lot more for car maintenance than they did 10 years ago.
According to the NAAS, car owners in Alberta paid an average of $2,921.60 per vehicle, a 40 per cent increase.
The figures are even more alarming for consumers.
According to the NAA, the average cost of car maintenance in Alberta has increased by more than 60 per cent over the past decade.
What do you think about the NAas latest statistics on car care and maintenance?