Every year in the U.S. there are approximately six million car accidents, causing injuries to approximately three million people. If you or a loved one is injured in a car accident, it’s important for you to contact a personal injury attorney immediately in order to protect your rights and ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.
However, there’s something that you can do right now that may help to keep you from being in an accident – simply make sure that your car undergoes regular vehicle maintenance. Many people don’t realize that accidents are sometimes caused by poorly maintained vehicles breaking down or malfunctioning. Following are some maintenance tips that can help keep your car working safely and efficiently.
- Check the Tires – Worn out or underinflated tires can cause you to have a blowout and lose control of your vehicle. Make sure that your tires are properly inflated and have good treads. Worn out tires should be replaced immediately.
- Check the Wipers – Worn out wiper blades will not clear your windshield properly when it’s raining or snowing – impairing your vision and increasing the risk of accidents. Check your wipers regularly for cracks, stiffness and general wear.
- Check the Fluids – Your car can break down or malfunction in certain situations when fluid levels are low. Check your oil, brake fluid, power steering fluid and transmission fluid on a regular basis.
- Check the Brakes – Obviously, the brakes on your car are extremely important to safe driving. You not only need to check the brake fluid periodically, the brake pads must be checked every so often and replaced when worn.