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Top Vehicle Maintenance Tips to Prepare for Winter

man checking vehicle for maintenance

While there are many acts of negligence that can cause car accidents on the road, there are also problems involving a lack of maintenance that can lead to severe crashes. It’s vital to recognize some of the most effective maintenance tips you can utilize to keep yourself safe on the road.

Maintaining your vehicle can be one of the best things you can do, especially when you plan for the potential rain that comes our way each winter. Here are a few of the things you should do for your vehicle.

Change Your Windshield Wipers

Your windshield wipers are incredibly vital once the rain starts to fall. They help clear your windshield and ensure you have visibility in front of you. With insufficient or worn windshield wipers, you run the risk of making your visibility worse as the water streaks across your windshield. Make sure your wipers work effectively and that you’re able to see when you drive.

Check Tire Tread and Pressure

Your tire pressure changes with the temperature, and it’s vital to ensure you always have the right pressure to avoid a flat or a blowout. The tread is also vital to your safety as a tire without much tread has an increased risk of hydroplaning on a water puddle or slippery surface.

Check and Change Brakes

Your brakes are necessary to stop your vehicle, and they’re even more critical when you consider how much more difficult to stop in bad weather. If your brakes are worn, you run the risk of not stopping when you need to most, potentially leading to a severe crash.

While you may be a safe driver, others on the road who don’t maintain their vehicles are considered negligent. If they cause a crash and you suffer injuries, Crane Flores, LLP is here to help you. Our car accident lawyers serve Santa Barbara County and Ventura County, including Oxnard.

Call us today at (805) 628-4967 to speak with a team member at our firm about your rights.