New Haven schools are letting out for summer soon and many families will be hitting the road to start a summer vacation. Before your family heads out, take a few moments for some minor check to prevent a breakdown or worse, a New Haven auto accident.
New information from AAA shows that vehicles over 10 years old have 4x the chances of needing a tow and twice as likely to suffer a breakdown.
The top three vehicle issues that could derail a road trip are:
Batteries – A battery on the brink of dying rarely warns a driver before it fails. Having a simple battery test including testing the vehicle’s starter and alternator, can help prevent many problems.
Engines – Radiators, thermostats and water pumps may fail without warning. Fluids such as coolant pooling underneath a parked vehicle is as an indication of an impending problem. Many older vehicles also have timing belts that should be replaced.
Tires – Minimize the chance of a flat tire before travel by checking tread depth, tire pressure and whether the vehicle is equipped with a spare tire.
If you are in a crash, a New Haven auto accident attorney like those at The LoRicco Law Firm can help with your case. The attorneys at The LoRicco Law Firm wish your family a safe and fun road trip!