Ottawa, Ontario - The National Car Care Month vehicle inspections held at locations across Canada in May 2006 show that 78% failed. Battery cables, tire pressures, wiper blades and fluid levels were some of the items checked.
"This pilot project was launched in the spring to provide a free service to consumers and to also gauge the condition of vehicles on Canada's roadways," said Marc Brazeau with Car Care Canada.
"Obviously we need to educate the public about the need for regular vehicle maintenance, so people can start taking action to reduce vehicle neglect. A 78 per cent failure rate is too high," he said.