Preventative Vehicle Maintenance Promotes Highway Safety
If you’re like most car owners, it’s easy to forget that your vehicle requires regular maintenance. Most drivers are guilty of commuting for days (if not weeks) after the check engine light pops up, and it puts everyone on Atlanta roadways at risk.
You can help to prevent automobile accidents and vehicle malfunction by taking your car for regular maintenance checkups.
Check Tire Pressure
One of the easiest things that you can to do ensure highway safety is regularly check your tire inflation. You don’t have to do this every morning, but most auto technicians recommend that you check your tires at least every six months. You’ll prevent wear and tear on your tires, and you’ll improve your vehicle’s ability to stop on a dime in an emergency.
Replace Windshield Wipers
It’s summertime—in Atlanta, that means it’s time for sunny mornings and afternoon monsoons. How are your wipers holding up? Remember, it’s a lot easier to avoid car accidents when you have a clear line of vision; if your wipers aren’t clearing up some of that downpour, then you need to replace them.
This is a simple one—if you notice any changes in the sound, feel, or responsiveness of your brakes, contact your auto technician immediately. If your vehicle can’t stop in an emergency, you’re a danger to yourself and others on the highways.
Once upon a time, you were expected to change the oil in your vehicle every 3,000 miles. But if you’re like countless drivers in Atlanta, your vehicle may not remind you that it needs an oil change for 5,000 miles, if not more. Talk to your mechanic and find out how often you should change the oil in your vehicle for optimum safety and engine life.
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Some vehicles have inherent flaws, regardless of regular maintenance. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident caused by a vehicle malfunction, call the experienced personal injury attorneys at Pope & Howard, P.C. at (866) 910-0642.