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How car maintenance helps prevent motor vehicle accidents

On Behalf of | Apr 10, 2024 | Car Accidents

Regular car maintenance helps ensure safe driving and prevent motor vehicle accidents.

By keeping your vehicle in top condition, you can minimize the risk of breakdowns and malfunctions that could lead to hazardous situations on the road.

Checking tire pressure

Traffic accidents killed approximately 30,435 people in 2023, and underinflated tires can lead to decreased traction and increased stopping distances increasing the likelihood of accidents, especially in adverse weather conditions. Keep your tires inflated to the recommended pressure levels.

Replacing worn-out tires

Worn-out tires with insufficient tread depth can compromise vehicle stability and handling, especially on wet or slippery roads. Regularly inspect your tires for signs of wear and replace them when necessary. This allows you to maintain better control of your vehicles and reduce the risk of car accidents caused by tire-related issues.

Routine brake inspections

Brakes are one of the most important safety components of a vehicle. Regular brake inspections and maintenance test whether they can effectively stop the vehicle when needed. Squealing noises, vibrations, or a spongy brake pedal are signs of potential brake problems you should address promptly.

Replacing worn brake pads

Worn brake pads can significantly impair braking performance, increasing stopping distances and the risk of accidents. Regularly replace your brake pads before they become excessively worn to maintain optimal braking efficiency and reduce the likelihood of accidents.

Regular oil changes

Engine oil lubricates and protects the internal components of the engine, ensuring smooth operation and preventing premature wear and damage. Regular oil changes according to the manufacturer’s recommendations help maintain engine performance and reliability, reducing the risk of engine failure or other mechanical issues.

Your vehicle is an investment that needs care to keep you and your family safe. Be proactive in your vehicle maintenance to keep it in optimal condition.