YUMA, Arizona. Your car has been making noise, or maybe you noticed something was off when you started your car’s engine. While some repairs can wait, there are other repairs that can be deadly or dangerous to put off. What are some repairs you should never put off? Here are four:
- Brakes. According to U.S. News & World Report
, failing to repair your brake pads when they start to wear down can be dangerous. Your breaks can fail, leading to serious injuries if you cannot stop your car. In the best-case scenario, you could damage your brake pads, rotors, and calipers, which can lead to even more costly repairs down the line. If your car is shuddering or making noise when you brake, your rotors might be warped.
- Air Filter. It is cheap to replace your car’s air filter. Failing to replace it, however, can result in more damage down the road. Your filter prevents dirt and grit from getting into your engine. Failing to replace your filter can result in dirt and grime getting into your engine. Furthermore, a dirty engine can decrease fuel performance, which can hurt you financially at the pump.
- Headlights. Headlights might not feel like essential equipment on your car, but they tell other drivers when you’re turning and braking. Failing to replace broken or blown out headlights can lead to tickets and fees in the best-case scenario. In the worse-case scenario, you could end up with a rear-end collision and other accident. What’s the worst part about this? If you are rear-ended, the other person might try to blame you for failing to replace a tail light.
- Tires. According to Consumer Reports
, 9 percent of car accidents can be attributed to tire failure. Worn tires can blow, leading to loss of control of the vehicle. Worn tires may not grip the road as well, which can mean it might take longer for you to stop properly in the event of an emergency. Each of these scenarios can result in costly or deadly accidents. How do you know when it’s time to replace your tires? Stick a quarter into your tire’s tread. If you can see George Washington’s head, you still have some grip left. However, if you can’t see the top of his head, it might be time for a tire change. You might also want to check your tires for uneven wear.
Failing to properly maintain your vehicle can lead to serious accidents. If you or a loved one was hurt in a car accident and you believe that the other driver’s failure to maintain his or her vehicle resulted in the crash, you may have important rights under the law. Schneider & Onofry, P.C. are personal injury lawyers in Yuma, Arizona,
who can review the details of your case and offer an honest assessment of your case. If we believe you may be entitled to receive money for your accident, we can fight insurance companies, negligent parties, and other stakeholders to help you get the recovery you may deserve under the law. Visit us at https://www.soarizonalaw.com/
to learn more.
Schneider & Onofry, P.C.
6024 E. 32nd St.
Yuma, AZ 85365