16 June, 2017
After more than 90 years' experience in helping people during a breakdown and 70 years of insuring cars, we have a unique insight into car breakdowns and crashes.
How many cars break down in a day? More than you think. On average, we’re talking about more than 950 West Australians who suffer car trouble every day of the year.
There are few surprises here – despite technology in cars going ahead in leaps and bounds, the batteries that power our petrol-driven friends is what most often lets us and our cars down.
Time of day
The chances of breaking down are not that much different between morning and afternoon – when we are most likely to get in our cars and go somewhere. There may be some comfort in the fact that breakdowns often happen at home.
Source: RAC Roadside Assistance, RAC Insurance.
Top three reasons for breakdownsFlat tyres, flat batteries and locking your keys in your car are the most common reasons member call RAC Roadside Assistance. As well as retrieving your keys we can deliver you a new battery and we have a mobile tyre fitting service.
Whether you drive a little or a lot....You want to be covered with insurance you can trust. RAC Car Insurance offers simple and reliable car insurance and a local claims team to get your sorted.