Do You Have a Fall Car Safety Checklist?

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    September 24 2021

    Do You Have a Fall Car Safety Checklist?

    Have you embraced the return of pumpkin spice everything? While it still feels like summer in Las Vegas, the return of fall’s most popular spices is a sign of the changing seasons. September 22 is officially the first day of fall and a great reminder to complete your fall car safety checklist. Do not fret if you do not have a fall car safety checklist. Below, we will list everything you need to keep your car safe on the road.

    We hope the below information helps you have a safe fall. If another driver injures you in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    As a Las Vegas car accident victim, you don’t want to fight alone against insurance companies. They do not have your best interests in mind. Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Insurance companies and other parties are not interested in helping you receive what you should as a victim in a Las Vegas car accident. Don’t settle for just any Las Vegas lawyer—your Las Vegas car accident lawyer should have a proven track record of winning cases like yours, for significant compensation. With 25 years of experience winning top compensation for Las Vegas car accident victims, our attorneys offer you the best opportunity to win your case. That is exactly what Anthem Injury Lawyers offers you.

    Time is of the essence when pursuing compensation in car accident cases. Don’t delay—have our Las Vegas accident lawyers review your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Fall Car Safety Checklist

    As you review the below fall car safety checklist, keep in mind that every vehicle is different. Consult your vehicle’s manual for specific maintenance information. Most vehicles can benefit from having the following checked on a regular basis:

    • Warning lights
    • Air filters
    • Brakes
    • Oil
    • Tires
    • Windshield and windows
    • Wiper blades
    • Vehicle lights
    • Car seats

    Warning Lights

    Have you been ignoring your vehicle’s warning lights? Your vehicle warning lights are an indication that something might be wrong with your vehicle. Do not wait until a potential problem becomes an emergency. If a warning light is on, you should have your vehicle checked by a mechanic. Depending on the warning, your car may need immediate attention. Common warning lights include the following:

    • Service vehicle soon
    • Oil pressure
    • Tire pressure
    • Engine temperature
    • Traction control
    • Brake warning
    • Engine warning
    • Battery alert
    • Low fuel indicator
    • Airbag indicator
    • Security
    • Washer fluid

    Air Filters

    According to the National Interagency Fire Center, there are 79 active large fires in the United States. This includes 2 fires in Nevada. The more smoke and dust your vehicle encounters, the more likely it is that its air filters will become clogged or dirty. Clogged or dirty filters are less effective. Depending on the condition of your air filters, they may need to be replaced.

    Brakes

    Pay attention to your brakes. If you notice any of the following warning signs of brake problems, have your vehicle’s brakes checked by a mechanic:

    • Grinding, squeaking, or squealing noises
    • Wobbling, vibration, or scraping when braking
    • Leaking fluid
    • Brake pedal feels spongy or soft
    • Car pulling when braking
    • Burning smell while driving

    Oil

    Check your car’s oil on a regular basis. Checking your car’s oil keeps the engine running well. If you are unsure of how to check your car’s oil, consult the vehicle’s manual or ask a mechanic.

    You may also need to change your vehicle’s oil. Your oil change schedule depends on your vehicle’s engine and the oil being used.

    Tires

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) in 2019, 619 people died on the road in tire-related crashes. Avoid a tire-related accident with proper tire maintenance. Tire maintenance includes the following:

    • Maintain proper tire pressure
    • Check tire tread
    • Ensure proper balance and alignment
    • Abide by recommended tire rotation schedule
    • Purchase new tires that are the correct size for your vehicle

    Not everyone maintains their tires. If you are injured in a tire blowout accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The team at Anthem Injury Lawyers provides expert representation to make sure you get maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t wait: time is of the essence, so we can consult you on the facts of your Las Vegas car accident case and pursue top compensation on your behalf. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 for a free consultation.

    Windshield and Windows

    Keep your windshield and windows clean and in good repair. Dirty windows impact your visibility and can create a dangerous driving condition. Additionally, sun glare issues can be multiplied by cracks or chips in your windshield. This is because sunlight can reflect off of the crack or chip and obstruct your vision. Avoid the dangers of sun glare while driving by fixing all cracks and chips in your windshield.

    Wiper Blades

    When you inspect your windshield and windows, you should also inspect your wiper blades to make sure they are in proper working order. Wiper blades impact your visibility, especially in Las Vegas rainstorms. Replace your wiper blades if they are old or if you notice any of the following:

    • Squeaking noises
    • Vibration or chattering noises
    • Excessive streaking
    • Wet spots

    Vehicle Lights

    Fall means that the days are getting shorter. Lights play an important role in driver safety, especially when it is dark. Check the following to ensure all of your vehicle lights and signals are in proper working order:

    • Headlights
    • Taillights
    • Brake lights
    • Turn signals
    • Fog lights

    Checking your vehicle lights and signals is simple. However, you will need to have a friend or mechanic help you. Have the other person walk around your vehicle while you operate the lights. Replace any lights that are dim or not working.

    Car Seats

    Your child grows fast. As your child grows and changes, so does their car seat needs. If you have a child, their car seat should always be on your car safety checklist. Use the car seat checklist to make sure that your child is in the correct car seat for their height and weight. You should also check that the car seat is installed correctly. There are resources in your community available to help keep you and your child safe. Check your community for classes to assist you in installing your car seat.

    For additional car seat safety information and links to resources, see Are You Car Seat Smart? If your child has been the victim in a Nevada accident involving a potentially faulty car seat, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    We hope the above fall car safety checklist helps you have a fun and safe fall. If another driver injures you in a Las Vegas area car accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation for your injuries.

    Award-winning law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced and dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada, and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. When we say we offer personal injury law experience, we mean over 25 years of experience. This is the combination of knowledge and expertise you need to win significant compensation as a victim in a Las Vegas area car accident. Our decades of experience, our expertise, plus our deep familiarity with all aspects of Nevada law, give you a powerful advantage; one that you will need in the fight against those who may keep you from receiving what you deserve as a Las Vegas car accident victim. Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers work on a contingency basis. This means that our lawyers do not get paid unless they win your case.

    Your choice of a car accident lawyer is one of the most consequential decisions you will ever make. Get our experts working for you, so you can have the best opportunity to win top compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

     

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