New research, conducted by Skoda, has revealed how much money Brits fork out on repairs for their kerbed alloys….
Skoda has shed light on the cost of Britain’s kerbed alloys. A survey of 2,000 drivers discovered that a third of them have cars with damaged wheels. As well as being an eyesore, these can also pose safety hazards. Crucially, most of the damage is completely avoidable – 56% of drivers with damaged alloys admitted that they’d been kerbed.
The fact that cars are getting bigger and wider, often with lower-profiles, is also making the problem worse. According to Skoda’s figures, there may be around 13.1 kerbed alloy wheels in the country. Given that the average cost of repairing one is £67.50, the total cost of fixing them would sit at a staggering £890 million. Interestingly enough, most Brits are reluctant to take the blame – with 83% of us blaming another member of our households.
In-Car Tech May Help
Parking seems to be the main contributor to kerbed alloys. According to Skoda’s survey, only a third of us consider ourselves to be ‘very confident’ when it comes to parking our vehicles. A paltry 18% of drivers said they preferred parallel parking over alternative methods.
Nevertheless, the advent of increasingly capable in-car technologies may put an end to kerbed wheels. An increasing number of models come with built-in parking assist features – taking care of the manoeuvres for us altogether. Skoda’s own Park Assist 3.0, for instance, can steer a vehicle into a space independently of a driver.
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