The fall equinox arrived on Thursday, September 22, 2022. It marks the end of summer and the start of fall (autumn) each year. The changing of the seasons is a great time to perform a regular maintenance check on your vehicle. The best way to complete a vehicle check is with a checklist. Here, we will discuss everything you need to do to complete your fall car safety checklist.
We hope the below discussion helps you stay safe on the road this fall. If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas area accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
What To Include on Your Fall Car Safety Checklist
Unless you are a mechanic, it can be difficult to know what to check on your vehicle. Your vehicle owner’s manual should provide information on the maintenance schedule. In addition to the maintenance schedule, consider the following for your fall car safety checklist:
- Warning lights
- Vehicle lights and turn signals
- Windshield and windows
- Wiper blades
Even the most responsible driver can still be injured in a car accident. If another driver injures you, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Vehicle warning lights can indicate that something is wrong with your vehicle. If a warning light is on in your vehicle, it is time to get your vehicle checked by a mechanic. Do not put off resolving warning light issues. Any issue with your vehicle can impact your ability to safely drive. 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
- Washer fluid
Vehicle Lights and Turn Signals
Your warning lights are not the only lights that you should pay attention to on your vehicle. Vehicle lights and turn signals are important to your safety, especially as the days get shorter. You should regularly check your vehicle lights and turn signals to make sure the lights are in proper working order. Include the following during your check:
- Brake lights
- Turn signals
- Fog lights
- Emergency flashers
You will most likely need a friend or mechanic to help you check your vehicle lights and turn signals. The process is simple but is easier with another person. While one person operates the various lights and signals, the other person should walk around the vehicle to make sure the lights and signals are working. Replace any lights that are dim or not working.
Tires are critical to your safety on the road. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2020, 664 people died on the road in tire-related crashes. Many tire-related accidents can be avoided with proper tire maintenance. Tire maintenance includes the following:
- Selecting the right tires for your vehicle and driving conditions
- Checking tire pressure and maintaining proper tire pressure for safe operation
- Checking tire tread to ensure your tire can grip the road
- Ensuring proper balance and alignment
- Abiding by a recommended tire rotation schedule to prevent irregular tire wear
Not everyone maintains their tires. One of the potential hazards of not maintaining a vehicle’s tires is a blowout. 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 the compensation you deserve. Don’t wait—time is of the essence when handling Las Vegas car accident cases. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation.
Last month was Brake Safety Month and it was a great reminder to get your brakes checked. Brakes are important to vehicle safety and functioning. If you haven’t had your brakes checked this year, now is the perfect time to take your vehicle into a mechanic. Don’t delay if you notice any of the following brake warning signs:
- A brake warning light
- Brake pedal has to be pushed all the way to the floor
- It takes longer to stop
- You have difficulty coming to an abrupt stop
- Brake pedal feels mushy or spongy
- Squeaky brakes
- Brakes that are rubbing or grinding
- Your vehicle pulls to one side or another when using the brakes
- Brakes vibrate when you push on them
Windshield and Windows
When you think of safety, do you think of windows? You should, especially if you live in Las Vegas. That is because window conditions can impact sun glare and create a dangerous driving situation. Avoid the dangers of sun glare while driving by fixing all cracks and chips in your windshield. You should also regularly clean your windshield and windows to keep the glass free from dirt and debris.
Wiper blades play an important role in visibility while driving. When you inspect your windshield and windows, you should also inspect your wiper blades. Replace wiper blades that are old or worn or that exhibit any of the following:
- Squeaking noises
- Vibration or chattering noises
- Excessive streaking
If another driver injures you in a Las Vegas area car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers can help you protect your rights and help you get the personal injury settlement that you deserve. Ensure that you have Las Vegas car accident lawyers who know how to win your case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Your vehicle’s oil helps keep your engine running smoothly. You should check your vehicle’s oil on a regular basis and change your vehicle’s oil as necessary. Your oil change schedule depends on your vehicle’s engine, the oil being used, and how much you drive.
EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS
We hope your fall is off to a great start. If a driver injures you in a Las Vegas area accident, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Some people wonder why they need a personal injury lawyer to help them.
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 an accident.
Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.