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by Jeff Rasansky - May 26, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

toyotapriusBefore you head out on the road for summer driving adventures, make sure that you’ve inspected your car thoroughly to ensure that it’s safe for the highways. Summer and winter are both good times to take your car in for servicing at a mechanic, as well, as getting different weights of oil and having different types of tires put on is usually part of the routine during these times of year. You can inspect some vital systems yourself, however.


Check anything electrical in your car to make sure that it works. If it doesn’t, check your fuse box. Your fuses can be located in many different spots, depending upon your vehicle’s make and model, so check your manual to see where yours are located. You should always have spares on hand in case of emergencies. Your lights and interior electrical devices should all be working. When they’re not, it can be a sign of an electrical problem with the car that might get worse.

Tire Pressure

Incorrect tire pressure can be very dangerous. It can affect how your car handles, the braking distance you need before you stop and, of course, incorrect tire pressure can cause a blowout. Check your tire pressure at least once a week and always check it when you get gas. If you’re going on a trip, you have to check this before you leave to ensure safe driving.


Your wiper blades can become huge hazards if they’re worn out. They will not, of course, provide adequate clearing on the windshield, which can create a vision hazard. If they get worn through and start to scratch your windshield, you’ll be unlikely to use them and this can make the situation even worse. You can check the blades by turning on your windshield washer fluid and seeing if they leave streaks or not. Of course, you also want to make sure that you always have washer fluid in the reservoir!

A Dallas car accident attorney may be able to help you if someone hits you and causes injury to your person or your vehicle through negligence. In some cases, driving a vehicle that is improperly maintained and inspected could be construed as negligence. To make sure that you’re not at risk of causing an auto wreck through your own negligence, be sure your vehicle is always up to standards when you’re on the road and that it’s maintained for safety.

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