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Which parts of cars contribute to motor vehicle accidents?

On Behalf of | Sep 10, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Certain parts of cars are more likely to contribute to an accident happening. That makes it so important to have your vehicle inspected regularly in California. Ensuring that everything is working properly can lessen the impact or reduce the risk of some accidents occurring.

Faulty brakes

If your vehicle has faulty brakes, your chances of getting into motor vehicle accidents are much higher. According to the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, around 22% of crashes happen due to improperly working brakes. You should be able to tell when you have a problem with your brakes. If your vehicle doesn’t slow down properly or stop, it’s a clear sign. Brake fluid leaks are another red flag.

Worn tires

The NHTSA states that 35% of motor vehicle accidents occur as a result of worn tires. Your tires should be robust and fully inflated. If they are worn out, you run the risk of a blowout and slipping. Your car will also be slower to brake, which puts you and everyone else around you in danger.

Broken lights

When a car has broken lights, it makes it more difficult for the driver to see and more difficult for other drivers to see them. This is especially dangerous during storms or at night when visibility is limited. If you have a broken light on your car, you should get it fixed immediately.

Faulty suspension

If your vehicle has a faulty suspension, it can lead to loss of control over the car and a bad accident. You can make sure the suspension is in good shape by having regular maintenance checks with your mechanic.

It’s impossible to completely eliminate car accidents. However, you can stay safer by properly maintaining your vehicle.

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