Cars owned by students in the London are an accident waiting to happen, according to a new survey.
The Nationwide Autocentre Student Survey shows that 32% of students never carry out safety checks and 18% never get their car serviced.
But the survey, which eight universities took part in, also found that 14% of students considered driving a poorly maintained car more dangerous than driving under the influence of alcohol.
And they rated driving while using a mobile phone as the least dangerous.
Tom Dunn, managing director of the motor servicing company, said: "These results are a cause for grave concern.
"There seems to be a real lack of awareness when it comes to car maintenance and servicing which is surprising given that the lack of maintenance results in very big repair bills and accidents.
"Though it will take time to educate motorists, we are fully committed to road safety and will continue to drive the message forward."