Car Maintenance Important During Triple Digit Heat
As temperatures climb, it’s more important than ever to make sure your car is in tip-top shape before hitting the streets and freeways. While it may be a small percentage, car accidents do happen each year due to car neglect.
Preventative maintenance doesn’t cost as much as a car repair. That includes
—checking oil levels regularly
—testing your brakes
—making sure your tires are not old or worn out. The last thing you need is a blowout. That’s why checking tire pressure regularly is important. Properly inflated tires also give you better gas mileage.
—check spark plugs and filters
Costs of Poor Maintenance
Poorly maintained vehicles make up for over a billion dollars in claims each year according to a Car Care Council study.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that almost 263,000 cars involved in accidents had at least one adverse car maintenance issue from malfunctioning brakes to defective lighting. The NHTSA says poor car maintenance is about as dangerous as driving in the rain.
If You’re In an Accident…..
Even the best defensive drivers can find themselves the victim of an accident. If you suspect the other vehicle was poorly maintained, don’t move your vehicle and wait for police to investigate. Take photos of the accident scene with your smartphone or tablet including potential issues with the other car’s tires, windows and other parts.
Next, call Personal Injury Lawyer Ken Gerber for a free consultation.
While you may keep your vehicle properly maintained sometimes faulty repairs can cause car crashes. If that’s the case, the mechanic or auto repair shop may be liable for compensating you for any damage, medical bills, lost wages and more.
While most licensed repair shops are honest and reputable many are in business who try to profit by making poor quality repairs. Other times, it could just be negligence. For example, if you take your car in for an oil change and the mechanic forget to attach a hose, causing you to lose power and get into an accident, the repair shop and mechanic could be liable.
Call Gerber Injury Law
Negligent vehicle repair cases that cause accidents can be tough to prove. That’s why you need an experienced Personal Injury Lawyer like Ken Gerber. He has experience with negligent auto repair cases and can help you with the evidence you need to prove the mechanic or repair shop was at fault.
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