Car Wrecks Caused by Improper Maintenance
Maintaining your vehicle in proper operating condition is the responsibility of every car owner in America. Vehicles that are improperly maintained pose a danger to not only the driver and their families but also to others with whom they share the roadway.
The state of Texas requires vehicle inspection at least once a year and the purpose of the law is clearly to make our roadways safer. While the safety inspection sticker helps keep unsafe vehicles off the highway it is not a failsafe system.
Key Components to Operating your Vehicle Safely
Some of the key components of your vehicle necessary to safely operate on Texas highways and roadways include the following:
- Fuel filter
- Power steering fluid
- Transmission fluid
- Engine belts
Breaking down on a highway during rush hour traffic can be extremely dangerous and highly likely to lead to a serious injury accident. Even when you put on your flashers, particularly at night the odds of an accident with a broken down vehicle cannot be overstated.
Some accidents happen simply because the driver was unaware that they were almost out of gas and stalled on the highway. Approaching drivers do not expect a breakdown on a major thoroughfare. The number of times that multiple accidents occur simply by one vehicle stalling or breaking down on the highway is astronomical.
The best way to ensure that your vehicles in safe operating condition is to have professional help in maintaining your car. There are many providers in the greater Houston area that will give your car or pickup truck a thorough once over at a reasonable cost. Additionally, during times you change your oil listen to the recommendations of the service provider regarding other necessary maintenance they may see.
Also, make sure your tires are in proper condition and adequately inflated to avoid an unnecessary flat or blowout on the highway. Taking your vehicle to a tire professional can save a lot of time, energy and aggravation not to mention lives.
You really do have a lot riding on your tires.
Car Wreck Attorneys in Houston, Texas
If you have been injured in a car accident that involved an improperly maintained vehicle contact the auto injury lawyers of the Baumgartner Law Firm.