Why is new technology in cars so expensive to repair?
1. Minor damage can result in major repairs
2. Proper repairs will often need a franchise dealer or specialised mechanic.
3. Finding a repairer with the necessary skills may be difficult and more expensive.
What automotive technology is driving up car repair costs?
Advanced Driver Assistance System (ADAS)
Other car technologies
Other new technology in cars, such as adaptive LED or laser headlights, or advanced composite materials can lead to a bigger repair bill than expected. For this reason, it’s important that you understand the advanced features built into a car and their impact on repair costs before you consider a purchase.
covers accidental loss or damage to your car so you’re covered for repairs to your car, as well as damage you cause to other people’s cars or property*. You might not have these safety features in your car, but if you have a collision, you may be responsible for covering the cost of repairs to a vehicle which does.
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