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Stay Safe on the Road by Preparing Your Car for Each Season

On behalf of Randall & Stump, PLLC in Blog, Charlotte on Tuesday, November 20, 2018

 

We all know that regular oil changes and the occasional tune-up are imperative for making our car function properly. However, there are many other preparations we can make each season to ensure our automobiles are in good working order. If you have car issues related to a recent accident, you can turn to at Randall & Stump, PLLC for help.

Our Charlotte car accident lawyers will deal with the insurance companies and fight for a proper settlement that will get your car back to working order. To schedule a free consultation of your case, contact us today at (980) 237-4579.

Car Maintenance in Autumn

Fall is a good time to repair any damage that may have been done to your car during the summer, as well as get ready for what winter has to offer. Key areas you should check include:

  • Wiper blades. Your wipers can deteriorate more quickly in the hot weather, even if you barely used them. If you test them out and observe any smearing, stuttering, or ripped blades, you should replace them.
  • Fluids. The fluids in your car will react to the cold, getting thicker and slower to travel. Make sure to top them off to avoid any problems. Also, consider draining and replacing the coolant in your car.
  • li>< Tires. Autumn is generally mild, but just beyond it lies the icy, snowy months of winter. Now is the best time to inspect your tires and make sure they can handle wet, slippery roads. You don’t want to find out the hard way that your tires are too stripped to grip the asphalt.

Winter – Getting Ready for the Snow and Ice

Winter means snow and ice for many, but it also means frigid temperatures, which can be rough on your car. Before it gets too cold, you may want to schedule a maintenance check-up with your mechanic. Have them inspect your belts, plugs, tire tread, wiring, battery, ignition, and more. You don’t want to trudge out to your one evening, only to find that it refuses to start.

Don’t forget to prepare the inside of your car. Be sure place an ice scraper, jumper cables, a shovel, rock salt, and a flashlight with batteries into your car.

Preparing Your Car for Hot Weather

Spring and summer boast warmer temperatures and beautiful scenery, so it’s natural that people take more road trips during these months. Before you take the family on a long country drive, give your car a good once-over, focusing on:

  • Tires. Checking your tires every season is a must. They are one of the most important parts of your car, and if they don’t function properly, you could be in real danger. Before putting the miles on your car, make sure the tires aren’t too worn out, overinflated, or underinflated.
  • li> The engine. The engine tends to suffer most in hot weather, so ensure all fluids are properly topped. Consider having your cooling system flushed by a mechanic.

  • Lights. Inspect headlights, brake lights, turn signals, as well as all interior lights on the car. If you’re planning to do a lot of driving, you want to be certain that all your lights work properly.

Before packing your car, check the manufacturer’s recommended weight limits and adhere to these instructions. Overfilling your car adds more weight and puts extra strain on your engine and tires.

Contact a Charlotte Car Accident Lawyer

Sometimes, no matter what safety precautions you take, you can still get into a car accident. When this happens, turn to a car accident lawyer from Randall & Stump, PLLC for help. We have extensive experiencing helping residents fight for the damages they need to pay their medical bills, take care of their home and family, and repair their vehicle while recovering from their injuries.

Schedule a free, initial evaluation of your case by calling us at (980) 237-4579, or by using our online contact form.