While many drivers often find themselves having to repair their vehicles and replace their tires throughout the year, most don’t attribute their costly trips to the mechanic to the rough roads. But, according to a report that was recently released by a Washington DC-based non-profit research organization called TRIP, this may actually be the reason why your vehicle is needing a repair here and there throughout the course of the year [Source: KEYT].
According to the report, drivers who find themselves traveling on “crumbling roads” in both Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo Counties are actually spending approximately $1,419 annually. Whether a driver is having to spend on accident costs, maintenance repairs, or “wasted fuel due to traffic congestion,” motorists are spending money to fix their vehicles on account of the roadway conditions. The report went on to highlight that $655 of the $1,419 is “just from the extra repairs needed to account for rough road surfaces.”
As you know, driving on rough roads causes your tires to wear down much quicker resulting in you having to replace them more frequently. And tires don’t come cheap.
To prove the validity of the claims made in the report, the news source also spoke with Delip Singh, who is the owner of Big Brand Tire and Service on Milpas Street in Santa Barbara. He said, “he knows all too well how rough roads can be tough on cars, especially those in Santa Barbara.” Singh told the source, “the roads are terrible. They get a lot of potholes. I get so many people come in here with the nice cars, sometimes they hit a pothole. The rims get damaged, the tires get damaged. I get so many customers from the road, you know.”
The owner of the auto shop even stated that he finds that he is selling tires twice a year to some drivers and believes the amount estimated in the report might be even higher than what is listed. And Singh isn’t the only one who can attest that the rough roads are an issue for drivers. According to Scott McGolpin, who is the Public Works Director for Santa Barbara County, “road maintenance is a state-wide and nationwide problem.” He says he “is working with other counties from around the country to get federal road maintenance funding, in addition to the funds that are currently available,” highlights the news source.
Now, based on the information provided in the report along with the testimonies from Singh and McGolpin, it may be safe to say that the roadways in San Luis Obispo are responsible for you having to spend so much money on getting your vehicle repaired. And while insurance is generally used to help cover some of these expenses, not always will your insurance agent be there to back you up and provide you with the compensation you need. That is why we encourage you to speak with a San Luis Obispo, CA accident lawyer in the event the roadway conditions have caused you to engage in an accident as you there may be other parties, including the city, whom you can hold accountable for the damage that has been done.
 
If the rough roads in San Luis Obispo have caused you to engage in an accident and you are looking to hold the city accountable for the damage, contact CA accident attorney Therese Harris today.
So, if you were recently involved in an accident in San Luis Obispo, CAand would like assistance with determining which parties should be held accountable for your injuries and/or vehicle repairs, contact Therese Harris Law Offices by calling 805-369-2053. This skilled and reliable CA accident lawyer can help you determine the value of your damage along with the liable parties who should be held accountable for covering the incurred expenses, and can even help you take swift and immediate action to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
 
You can reach the Therese Harris Law Offices at:
935 Riverside Avenue, #7b
Paso Robles, CA 93446
E-mail- [email protected]
Phone- 805-369-2053

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