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4 Vehicle Care Tips That Can Help Drivers Avoid Accidents

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Proper vehicle maintenance is quite important and can reduce the risk of car accidents and/or personal injuries. As much as you cannot control the actions of other drivers, you can control what you do about your vehicle’s safety. Unfortunately, many people assume that vehicle care is expensive when the truth is that it does not have to be costly. With a small investment in time and money, you can expand the life of your vehicle and keep it running well to keep you, your loved ones, and other road users safe.

Below are four vehicle care tips that can help you keep your vehicle running well to keep you, your loved ones, and fellow road users safe.

Tip #1: Regularly Clean Your Headlights

Often, motorists assume that their vehicles’ headlights are in perfect working condition as long as they turn on when they need them. However, regularly cleaning your headlights can improve their performance. Visibility is important when it comes to staying safe on the road, and even the WHO states this fact. It is vital that you see where you’re going at all times. If you cannot see where you are going, you are likely to end up in a collision. This is why you need to check and clean your headlights often, even if you think they are in perfect condition. You don’t want your headlights to fail you when you need them the most.

Tip #2: Regularly Check Your Brakes

You need to ensure your brakes are safe at all times because brakes are crucial to the safety of your vehicle. It is the brakes that allow you to control speed. For example, brakes enable you to slow down when you notice a hazard. Without proper functioning brakes, you and your passengers are more prone to being involved in an accident.

Tip #3: Inspect Your Wipers

As already mentioned, visibility is crucial to drivers. When it comes to visibility, drivers rely on their headlights, signal lights, and windscreen wipers. Driving with worn-out or broken wipers can be extremely dangerous, especially during a rainy day or night. Therefore, you need to inspect your wipers for any problems regularly.

Tip #4: Regularly Inspect Fluids

Finally, you must remember to regularly check your vehicle’s fluids, such as brake, transmission, and oil fluids. Fluids keep cars running smoothly; therefore, they should be checked on regularly and topped up to sufficient levels when the need to do so arises. Low fluid levels can interfere with your vehicle’s performance, so it is vital that you don’t underestimate the importance of regularly inspecting fluids.

Please allow a professional to help you if you do not know your way around your vehicle. 

Contact Us for Legal Help

If, after doing your best to ensure the safety of your vehicle, you still sustained injuries due to another driver’s negligence, reach out to an attorney for help. Our Orlando personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm can help you hold an at-fault party accountable and obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Ocala, Bradenton, Tampa, West Palm Beach, Jacksonville, Daytona Beach, and Fort Myers areas.

Resource:

who.int/violence_injury_prevention/publications/road_traffic/world_report/visibility_en.pdf

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