Ignoring These Car Repairs Might Get You Pulled Over

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While you may be tempted to delay vehicle repairs, it is never recommended. Not only can this undermine your safety it can also decrease your car’s value if you decide to sell your car in Abu Dhabi. Proactive action can help you avoid costly repairs in the future. CarSwitch.com has rounded up some repairs that must never be ignored!

 1. Cracks And Chips In The Windshield

If the windshield of your car is cracked, chipped, or discolored in a way that it blocks the vision, you might get ticketed and fine. Damaged windshields can pose a risk to not only your life but also the lives of your fellow passengers and commuters. Not only would you not be able to drive properly if your vision is obstructed, but even a minor knock on the windshield can shatter it and hurt you. In some states, even tinted windows are not allowed.

 2.  Non-functioning Headlight, Taillights, and Turn Signals

Car lights provide security and communication. For instance, tail lamps and headlights make sure that other drivers are able to see you and are important to avoid accidents. Most places in the world require cars to have two functioning headlights and taillights as well as functioning turn signals.

Moreover, taillights must give off a red light. However, if a taillight is cracked or chipped, it might illuminate white. A non-functioning light might generate a fine of 200 AED.  So, if your headlights, taillights, or turn signals are not working as they should or broken, it is imperative that you get them repaired right away.

  3. Unreadable License Plates

Unidentifiable vehicles pose a crime control, road safety, and public order risk. Number plates that are fading, peeling, rusting or blistering are hard and sometimes difficult to read. This problem can be attributed to a manufacturing defect that makes plates degrade prematurely. Even though this isn’t the fault of drivers, they are still required to make sure that the license plates are readable. Otherwise, the motorist might be pulled over.

  4. Loud exhaust system

Although a loud rumble from an exhaust system might be indicative of high performance to some drivers, it can be very annoying for others. According to the law in most states, the driver violates the law if his vehicle doesn’t have a muffler, an exhaust system that is not stopping excessive noise or has a design that bypasses the muffler to provide more power.

So, whether your exhaust system is too loud because it needs repairs or you modified it, cops can write you a ticket for it.

Timely and preventative car maintenance helps prevent costly repairs. Second of all, you are required by law to ensure that certain equipment is functioning properly; otherwise, you might get pulled over and ticketed. In the worst case scenario, you might even lose your license

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