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by Jeff Rasansky - October 12, 2011
Jeff Rasansky
Jeff Rasansky, managing partner of Rasansky Law Firm, is an aggressive Dallas personal injury lawyer with 25 years of legal experience.

Everyone needs to get out of the city once and a while. If you’re planning on getting away from Dallas and getting in some driving time, make sure you to the following to your car so that you’ll be safe on the road.

1: Tires

Get your tires checked out before you go. If you feel vibration when you’re driving, it’s sometimes caused by tires that have bulges on them. Any tire that is bulging is not safe to have on the road and you need to have it replaced immediately. You’ll also want to have the tread looked at. Make sure your alignment is straight, too. Improper alignment can stress other parts of your vehicle.

car signal2: Your Oil

Get your oil changed before taking a trip. This ensures that your car is getting enough lubrication. An oil change costs about as much as a tank of gas at most auto stores, less if you have an SUV or a large sedan. If you want to make sure you get the best performance out of your vehicle, oil changes are big parts of achieving that goal.

3: The Miscellaneous

Fill up your washer fluid and check your wipers. Check your mirrors, your taillights, blinkers and brake lights. These are all things that people do every day for fleet vehicles, but regular drivers almost never do these basic safety checks on their own cars. To make sure yours is ready for the road, you have to do these checks.

You should also put some extra water, food and other supplies in your vehicle before you go. This will ensure that, if something happens, you’re prepared to deal with the situation. Traveling is much more enjoyable when you don’t have to worry about ending up in a bad spot because of not having been prepared.

If someone injures you out there, you can still contact a car accident attorney in Dallas when you get home. A vehicle accident lawyer is the expert you’ll need to determine whether or not you likely have some way of recovering damages from the person that injured you. There are some cases where you won’t have this option but, sometimes, they can put together a lawsuit and help you seek compensation in court. If they can do as much for you, they may be able to get you enough to help you pay for any pain and suffering and property damage you’ve suffered.

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