Car Maintenance and Accident Prevention

Many accidents are caused when people fail to take proper care of their vehicles. Without regular upkeep and maintenance, a vehicle can fall into disrepair and can malfunction out on the road. To keep your car in top working condition, it is important to focus on two of its main parts: the engine and the tires.

Engine care

The single most important thing you can do to keep your engine in good condition is to change your oil regularly. Changing your oil helps increase lubrication in and removes impurities from your engine. Most experts recommend changing your oil every three months or 3,000 miles, but depending on the type of car and the type of oil you use, you may need to change it less frequently. Purchase a high-quality oil and continue to use that type of oil throughout the life of your car to increase its longevity. Each time you change your oil, make sure you also change your oil filter.

Tire Care

In addition to caring for your engine, you should also perform regular inspections and maintenance on your tires. It is important have your tires routinely rotated, balanced, and aligned to increase the efficiency of your:

  • Braking speed
  • Shock absorbency
  • Wheels
  • Steering ability
  • Miles per gallon
  • Suspension system

Between visits to the mechanic, you should check your tire pressure on a regular basis as well as checking the treads on your tires for signs of extensive or uneven wear.

Contact Us

Drivers who fail to maintain the condition of their cars put everyone else on the road in the immediate danger of accidents. If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident by a negligent driver, contact the Phoenix personal injury lawyers of Haralson, Miller, Pitt, Feldman & McAnally, P.L.C. by calling 800-763-0964 today.

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