Avoiding a personal injury is usually manageable by anyone, but sometimes there are factors that get in the way, that we might not actually see. Especially in the warmer months, your car is a critical component to making sure you’re safe and avoiding personal injury possibilities at all costs. So what should you look at? Below are a few things that you should be noting on your car this season to prepare you for a safe driving experience.
By now, you’ve probably heard the old “penny in the tread” trick to determine whether or not you need new tires — and it’s true! It’s more important to understand that even though it won’t snow, you’ll need traction for the road, and a lot of it. If you’re experiencing low tread or bald tires, it’s time to replace them. They’ll give you better handling, stopping power, and might just save a life.
Rain can happen anytime during the car. It’s important to make sure that your wipers and windows are clean and operating as they should. Specifically your glass should be free of cracks and holes (which can impair view and lead to tickets), as well as new wiper blades for the inclement weather. Your line of sight is imperative for a safe driving experience.
Before each trip, make sure you have inspected all of your lights for operational purposes. This is because night drives are bad without lighting, and can lead to accidents. Not only that, but you can be issued a summons for a light being out. It’s also harder to see cars in front of you if their taillights are out. The last thing you need is a rear end issue.
Should anything happen and you become involved in an accident, make sure you’re contacting a personal injury lawyer to handle the case. Whether in Queens, the bronx, westchester and more, GNPCV is your go to attorney for all things personal injury.