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Vehicle Maintenance Tips

One of the biggest problems that can arise on the road is a crash stemming from the driver’s failure to maintain their vehicle. Problems can arise involving product defects leading to some of the worst collisions and catastrophic injuries. Drivers must maintain their vehicles to avoid severe issues on the road.

Here are some tips to keep in mind:

Check Your Brakes and Tires

Your tires should have adequate tread levels, and brake pads should be enough to stop a vehicle when it matters most. Unfortunately, if the brakes and tires cannot stop a vehicle before a crash occurs, it can cause a significant collision. To check your tread, try the penny test:

  • Turn the penny so that Abraham Lincoln’s head faces down towards the tread.
  • Put the penny into the tread.
  • The tread is too low if you can still see the top of Abraham Lincoln’s head.

Check Your Windshield Wipers Before It Rains

If it is supposed to rain, your windshield wipers must work well. Windshield wipers help improve visibility, removing rain from the windshield and ensuring drivers can see. If windshield wipers are worn or broken, it can cause streaking and make it troublesome for drivers who lose their visibility.

Check All Aspects Crucial to Keep Your Car Running

You can be liable in an accident if you don’t maintain your vehicle properly. For instance, if you crash into someone because your vehicle breaks down, you may be liable for the damages. Ensure you check your vehicle often to avoid common problems that lead to severe accidents.

Our team of Los Angeles car accident lawyers is here for you. BD&J, PC is ready to help you every step of the way. Trust that we care about getting you justice when it matters most. Let our team be there for you!

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