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Make Sure Your Vehicle is Safe When You Drive

by | Nov 26, 2014 | Car Care Tips, Safe Driving Tips, Vehicle Safety Inspections, Winter Driving Tips, Winter Vehicle Maintenance

When driving, it is important to remember about the safety. Vehicles weigh several tons a piece and can travel at high speeds past pedestrians and solid obstructions. If you are not staying safe when driving, or following regulations, you could end up in an accident. However proper safety is not just a matter of the driver following the rules and using common sense. Often the cause of accidents is not due to the drivers but because something went wrong with the vehicle. Considering all the moving parts that work in conjunction to propel the vehicle, it is very important they be inspected and checked regularly so that one does not fail and cause the whole system to crash. By bringing the vehicle in, we can inspect these parts for you.


Check the Lights and Signals

There are a variety of systems in place to help the driver understand the workings of the vehicle before an issue can occur. The dashboard of most modern vehicles is equipped with several lights that will illuminate when it is time to get something checked out. It is recommended to have services done after driving a vehicle for so long. Oil change lights will come on when the system detects oil levels are irregular, a check, which can be done in your garage, and check engine lights, are there for more severe problems. A battery light can tell you when your battery is low, crucial to a car starting. Keeping an eye on the dashboard and acknowledging these things before they become problems is a necessary part of automotive safety.

Regular Maintenances are Important

Most auto repair technicians take appointments to get general inspections and diagnostics done on vehicles. A full body inspection is referred to as a bumper-to-bumper inspection because it encompasses everything from the front bumper to the back bumper of the car. These are general diagnostics, but it is important to make sure all the systems are in check. Something as simple as wheel alignment can be a big issue if it is not taken care of quickly. That is why it is very important to get your vehicle inspected. A simple safety inspection can save not just your life, but also the lives of other drivers on the road, or pedestrians who happen to be nearby should something go wrong.

Be Aware of the Weather and Road Conditions

When you are driving in the winter, make sure you know that the weather is going to be, as well as the road conditions. You will want to be prepared for any weather you encounter on your way to or from your destination. With the shifting of temperatures with the seasons the systems in your car can be affected as well. Fuel systems can be expanded due to the density of the fuel, which can stretch and break them, so it is important to service engines soon after the temperatures drop. Make sure to bring the vehicle in so we can inspect it for you. This can get you back to a safe and reliable ride when you travel.