Signed, sealed, delivered... and damaged in 57 days: Almost a third of drivers prang a new car withi

If you’ve owned your shiny brand new car for 57 days - then prepare for a prang. 

Nearly a third (32 per cent) of vehicle owners are involved in a crash in their brand new pride and joy within just two months of driving it out of the showroom – clocking up a £402million repair bill nationally, new research revealed on Tuesday.

And most accidents involving new cars occur on the 57th day after registration on average, it said.

The Ford Fiesta is Britain's biggest selling new car, but many will end up not looking showroom fresh within just two months, according to claims that a third of new motors are pranged within 57 days.

Overall, one in 10 of accidents over the last 12 months involved new ‘15’ and ‘65’ plate cars – accounting for an estimated 196,000 minor and serious new car accidents. Read more about the Signed, sealed, delivered...

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