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How Car Maintenance Can Help Avoid Accidents

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Car accidents happen around Nashville for many different reasons, but a number of crashes occur every year because of a lack of vehicle maintenance. Maintaining your vehicle makes the car safer, makes it easier to drive, and allows other drivers on the road to see you better. At the law office of Mitch Grissim & Associates in Nashville, we have represented many victims of car accidents who were injured because a driver failed to properly maintain their vehicle. To learn more about your legal options after an accident, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.

Why It Is Important to Maintain a Vehicle

Proper and regular car maintenance is important for many reasons. First, it keeps your vehicle looking nice, and drivers are more likely to drive carefully around maintained cars. Second, maintenance minimizes the chances of a vehicle failure while driving. Mechanical failures can result in a vehicle being unable to stop, swerving into other vehicles, or losing control entirely of the vehicle. Lack of maintenance in other parts of the vehicle could result in fires or explosions. Lastly, maintaining your vehicle minimizes the chances of others claiming that you were at fault in the accident. Being able to prove that your vehicle has been maintained regularly and that you are not negligent in keeping your vehicle in good condition can go a long way in an accident claim.

Common Car Maintenance to Avoid Accidents

While there are many different mechanical parts in a vehicle, there are some that should be focused on more than others in order to maintain the car in good working condition.

Brake Maintenance

When brake pads get worn down they need to be replaced. Failing to maintain the brakes on a vehicle makes it more difficult to slow or stop while driving, which can lead to accidents.

Tire Replacement 

When tire tread gets low or can no longer maintain good tire pressure it is time to replace them. Good tires help a vehicle operate safely in inclement weather, poor road conditions, and navigate with precision when needed. Old tires are at a higher risk of blowing out while driving or causing the vehicle to skid in bad conditions.

Head/taillight Maintenance

Your headlights and taillights should also always be in good working condition. When a light goes out, it makes it much more difficult for others to see you on the road. It also makes it far more difficult for you to see other vehicles, debris, or obstacles while driving at night or in bad weather.

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Have you or a loved one been injured in a car accident? If so, the experienced Nashville car accident lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to help you get the compensation that you deserve. Call the office or contact us today to schedule a free evaluation of your case with one of our lawyers now.

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