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Prevent Car Accidents—and costly repairs—with Proper Maintenance

Published on August 17th, 2017

You can do everything right behind the wheel, but if you’re not maintaining your vehicle, you could be at risk. From blown tires to overheated engines, if an issue with your car strikes at just the wrong time it could lead to a serious accident.

And even if you had no way of preventing that accident, a car accident lawyer may argue that your failure to provide proper maintenance caused the accident.

Of course, even before you worry about potential liability you’re much more concerned with the safety of you and your loved ones. So, to help you prevent car accidents and keep yourself safe, we’ll outline simple steps on proper maintenance.

Luckily, properly maintaining your car is not that hard, and it shouldn’t be all too expensive. It’ll definitely be more affordable than having to hire a car accident lawyer to defend you in a negligence case.

And even if you aren’t brought to court, regular maintenance will extend the life of your car and save you from costly repairs.

So what maintenance should you ensure is taken care of?

  • Regular oil changes
  • Tire rotation
  • Brake inspections
  • Changing plugs and filters
  • PCV valve replacement

A study by Car Care Council showed that accidents caused by lack of vehicle maintenance cause $2 billion in damage every year. It may also frighten you to know that state laws require you to properly maintain your vehicle.

And if you don’t, you leave yourself vulnerable to being held liable in the case of an accident.

You could probably guess the obvious causes of accidents—blown tires or failed brakes. But even something small, like a busted tail light, could be used in court as proof of negligence.

These things aren’t always obvious, so be sure you’re protected by talking to a car accident lawyer.

Have you been involved in a car accident that was caused by a lack of maintenance? Maybe you suspect the accident could have been avoided with proper maintenance, but you’re not sure. Regardless, you’ll want a professional car accident lawyer advocating for you.

The Shea Group is well-versed in the complicated laws surrounding liability in car accidents, and will help you navigate the process. Call us at 1-877-365-0040. The sooner you call, the sooner we can get started on your case. You can also continue reading about us to find out all about our experience and expertise.

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