Routine Car Maintenance
Every driver shares the responsibility of preventing motor vehicle accidents. If you own a car or other vehicle, there are many steps you need to take to keep yourself and others safe. One simple way to protect yourself is to make sure your car is properly maintained so that it can continue running smoothly.
Unfortunately, even when you take every reasonable precaution, other people’s negligence can still put you in harm’s way. If you have been injured by a negligent driver, auto manufacturer, or other party, we may be able to help. To discuss your case with an Iowa car accident lawyer, call LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.
Important Preventive Measures
Cars require many different kinds of maintenance to keep them at their peak performance levels. Some of the more important steps to take include:
- Oil changes at least every 3 months
- Brake fluid checks every 3 months
- Tire rotations about every 5,000 miles (check your car’s owner’s manual)
- Tire pressure checks at least once a month
- Brake inspections about twice a year
- Engine oil, coolant, and transmission fluid checks at least once a month
In addition to these regular routines, it is also important to keep an eye on your car’s dashboard. Dashboards have lights meant to alert drivers to engine problems, low tire pressure, and other potential dangers. When you notice that one of these dashboard lights is on, take your car to a mechanic’s as soon as possible. Never delay having your car inspected and repaired if necessary.
If you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, you may be entitled to compensation for your losses. For more information, contact the Iowa car accident attorneys of LaMarca Law Group, P.C., at 877-327-2600.