As you set out on to the road this November and the weather gets colder and wetter into the winter months there are a few very simple things you should take note of on your car to make sure you avoid getting into a New Haven auto accident. Taking these simple steps will help protect you and allow you to be the safest driver on the road.
Whether you’re headed out for groceries, commuting to work, or visiting family over the holiday, these check-ups are good to do now so that you don’t have to worry about them and forget about them when you’re rushing out the door. Fifteen minutes of checking these elements can save you months or years of hassle and injury. Before you head out you should check the following on your vehicle;
- Your windshield: even the smallest cracks can lead to big problems when you’re driving on slippery and wet roads. If you have any imperfections in your windshield now is a good time to get them addressed so you’re not doing it in the frigid cold of the winter.
- Wiper blades: the last time you want to be finding out that your wiper blades are no good is in the middle of a hail/snow storm. Replace them now and you’ll be happy later.
- Lights: confirm that all of your lights are functioning properly and that there is no film on your headlights. This will keep you safe for the months ahead.
- Tires: make sure there is enough tread on your tires and that they are properly inflated.
With these checks you will be doing yourself and your passengers a huge service in helping to avoid a New Haven auto accident.
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident you may need an attorney to help fight the insurance company and protect your long-term interests. If you do, contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will reach out and do just that.