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Keeping Your Car Maintained to Avoid Accidents

If you could decrease your chances of being in a car accident, would you? Anyone in their right mind would answer yes, but what most people do not realize is that you CAN reduce your chances of being in a car accident, simply by maintaining your car regularly. Though you cannot prevent accidents that are caused by other drivers, by maintaining your own car, you can lower the risk of causing accidents yourself. Here are some regular maintenance practices that should be kept up on:

Checking the Electrical System

Doing regular battery checks can help you determine when it will need to be replaced, and can keep your battery from randomly dying on you mid-trip. Don’t wait for your battery to call it quits, keep an eye on it consistently and proactively update it when it starts to show its age. 

Inspecting Wipers

By keeping your wipers in good repair, you are ensuring that when rain does happen here in Vegas, you are prepared. Keep your vision clear and the roadways safe by making sure your wipers are working properly. 

Checking Tires

Proper tread on tires is essential to maintaining control of your vehicle on the roadways. Be sure to check your tread depth regularly, as the harsh conditions of Vegas roads can surely take a toll. 

Checking Brakes

Checking your brakes regularly can help you determine when they will need to be changed, and can help prevent accidents caused by your brakes going out unexpectedly, or not working as effectively as they should.

distracted driving accidents

Maintaining Lights

Make sure that you’re not left in the dark, regularly check your headlights, taillights, brake lights, and signals to ensure they are all in working order. Not only does this help you prevent accidents, it can help prevent you getting a ticket as well! 

As you can see, there are several things you can do to help prevent accidents, simply by maintaining your car. Should you be involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Eric Blank Injury Attorneys today. 


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