Three Tips from the NHTSA to Stay Safer When Driving This Summer

As summer approaches, it is time to remember that summer has more car accidents – and specifically more deadly car accidents – than any other season. That is why we are presenting a few tips from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to help keep you safer this summer. If you are involved in a car accident, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.

  1. Make Sure Your Vehicle Has Not Been Subject to a Recall
  2. It is very common for an owner of a vehicle to have no idea that their vehicle has been recalled and needs repairs. You can use a free VIN lookup at NHTSA to determine if your specific vehicle has a repair required as part of a safety recall within the last 15 years.

    You can then sign up for alerts at the same website. If there is ever a recall on your vehicle, they will email you to let you know what the recall is and how to have it taken care of.

  3. Get Maintenance Service for Your Vehicle
  4. One of the most important things you can do to stay safer on the roads is to make sure that your vehicle is properly maintained. This includes regular tune-ups, oil changes, tire rotations, battery checks, and more. We recommend following the recommendations of the manufacturer. You can find these in the owner’s manual that’s likely in your glovebox, or you can look it up online.

    If you do not know when these services were last completed, then it is definitely time to act and have your vehicle serviced.

  5. Give Your Tires Special Attention
  6. If you take your vehicle in for a tune-up, they will likely check your tires. If your vehicle is not due for another service, we still recommend checking your tires. You can check the recommended inflation pressure by looking in your owner’s manual, looking at the sticker inside the frame of your driver’s side door, or by searching the information on the internet.

Note that the tire does not list the tire pressure. This is not something you can count on. You should also know that it is best to check the tire pressure when the vehicle has not been driven for at least three hours. If you are going to get new tires, make sure you get quality tires with good reviews.

Call Us if You Are Injured in a Car Accident This Summer

If you are injured in a car accident this summer, we welcome your call to The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000. We will carefully go over the basics of your case to determine the best possible way to proceed. Call now, and we can get started.