STUDY: 14m UK CARS HAVE SOME FORM OF DAMAGE

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Even minor damaged should be fixed, says Coughlan.

More than 14 million cars on the roads are being driven with some form of damage, according to a new study.

An AA Insurance poll of more than 14,500 drivers discovered that 44 percent have cars with some form of damage on them, ranging from minor scuffs, through to more serious damage to tyres and brakes.

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Two thirds of younger drivers  have battle-scarred cars, compared to 41 percent of those aged over 65. It will come as no surprise that the highest percentage (52 percent) of owners reporting damage are from London.

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Urging motorists to get even minor damage checked out by their local garage, David Coughlan, managing director of AA Insurance Services, said; “Damage on cars can be like an iceberg – while on the surface things look manageable, it’s what’s lurking underneath that can really cause problems. Any detriment to the structural integrity of the car could harm its performance if it were involved in a major collision”.

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