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Accident Prevention: Proper Vehicle Maintenance

January 21, 2013 by The Parrish Law Firm

Virginia car accidents cause over 750 fatalities per year. Many incidents can be prevented with routine maintenance on your vehicle. Today, Parrish Law Firm, PLLC is here with some maintenance tips to keep your car in optimal condition and reduce the risk of a collision.

  • Wear and tear on your tires can lead to dangerous situations on the road, yet tires are often neglected until they cause an accident. By simply checking the air pressure once a month, you can avoid under-inflated tires which can blowout and cause a serious accident.
  • The oil in your car should be changed every 3,000 to 5,000 miles. If left unchanged, the engine could break down or seize up. Check your owner’s manual to check when you should switch your oil out.
  • One of the most important components of your car is certainly the brakes. Without properly functioning brakes, serious to fatal accidents to occur. If the brake pad seems thin, the brakes start squealing or grinding, or you need to press all the way down to the floor to engage the brakes, check your brakes out with a mechanic as soon as possible.
  • Your air filter filters out contaminants, and over time, will become clogged. Change out your air filter every year to make sure that it can maintain good air flow.

Parrish Law Firm, PLLC understands that despite taking every precaution, accidents occur. Our seasoned lawyer has years of insurance experience on his side and will work to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today at 703-906-4229 or fill out a free case consultation form.

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