Last year, Toyota had to recall 2.3 million vehicles for an issue that caused accelerator pedals to get stuck, leading to sudden unintended acceleration. Popular Mechanics reports that this problem caused a number of accidents, but while the issue has been handled, unintended acceleration can be caused by any number of things - such as defective throttle cables, cruise controls or even floor mats.
A new rule recently proposed by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration suggests that all vehicles equipped with push-button ignitions should be standardized so drivers will be able to easily turn off their vehicles in the event that their vehicles are accelerating unintentionally or if they leave the engine on, according to Bloomberg.
"At issue are drivers' inability to stop a moving vehicle in a panic situation, and drivers who unintentionally leave the vehicle without the transmission being 'locked in park,' or with the engine still running, increasing the chances of vehicle rollaway or carbon monoxide poisoning in an enclosed area," the regulator said in the proposal, the news publication reported.
The rule sets out to standardize the amount of time a driver must hold down a push-button ignition to disengage the engine. Even if the proposal becomes law, drivers will still be at risk of accidents, which is why it can be wise to purchase an extended car warranty/VSC. This way, drivers won't have to worry about the cost of repairs should they get into a car wreck.
A car is one of the most valuable assets one can own. That is why a car extended warranty/VSC is so important. Purchasing an extended warranty/VSC will give you the peace of mind in knowing that this investment is safe and secure. An extended warranty/VSC will make sure that this investment stays in great shape, and runs smoothly for a long time. Repairing a car, or even performing a routine maintenance check, is almost always more expensive than the car extended warranty/VSC. Furthermore, if the car breaks down, the owner is on the hook for at least several hundred dollars. That is why it is important for a car owner, especially one of a commercial vehicle, to think about adding vehicle breakdown protection in addition to the extended warranty/VSC.
A car extended warranty/VSC, especially on a used car, is extremely important to have. Most people who purchase a used car understand the inherent risk that comes with it. However, vehicle breakdown protection insurance will also cover the policy holder if their car breaks down on the road. Adding vehicle breakdown insurance will ensure that your extended warranty/VSC extends to breakdowns on the road, where a regular warranty would not.
Purchasing a used car allows the vehicle's owner to drive a better car at a price much lower than the cost of a new vehicle. A used car with only a few thousand miles on it, is substantially less expensive than driving a new one off the lot. However, with this decrease in cost comes enhanced risk. Regardless of the quality of the vehicle at the time of purchase, there is simply no way of knowing that it will perform up to expectations. It is likely that something will go wrong, certain parts will need to be replaced, or worse, the car might breakdown on a busy highway or intersection. With a car extended warranty/VSC, one can feel confident that they have made the right purchase and that they are protected in case something does need to be replaced. Adding vehicle breakdown insurance ensures that the car owner is protected in the event of a breakdown. Extending the warranty/VSC of your used car and adding vehicle breakdown insurance will give you peace of mind, and make driving a new car exciting and fun without the risk.